Taiga: Review

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11266

If you completed all the lessons about the taiga, you are ready to try this crossword puzzle and make a slide presentation about its plants, animals, and climate. Sharpen your pencil and creativity!

categories

Earth Science, World

subject
Geography
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Look at the picture above. Do you know what type of land this is?

Let's do a quick review of what you have learned in the Taiga series. (If you missed or would like to review the earlier Related Lessons, head over to the right-hand sidebar.)

Location

  • northern hemisphere
  • North America, Europe, and Asia

map of taiga biome

Climate

  • cold temperatures
  • two major seasons: winter and summer
  • Precipitation occurs mainly during the summer months.

Taiga's other names

  • coniferous forest
  • boreal forest

taiga lake

Plants

  • mostly coniferous trees (these trees don't lose their leaves)
  • some small, ground-hugging plants
  • Trees have dark, needle-like leaves that absorb sunlight.
  • Trees are cone-shaped to keep snow from breaking their branches.

Larch Taiga

Animals

  • Mammals have thick — or sometimes multiple coats of — fur to stay warm.
  • Some animals migrate to warmer climates during the winter.
  • Some animals hibernate during the winter months and come out during the summer.

moose

Did you remember all of this important information?

Fantastic!

Tell a parent or teacher what you think the most important thing you know about the taiga is. When you are finished, continue on to the Got It? section to prepare for the final fun project!

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