Lesson Plan - Get It!
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.)
- northern hemisphere
- North America, Europe, and Asia
- cold temperatures
- two major seasons: winter and summer
- Precipitation occurs mainly during the summer months.
Taiga's other names
- coniferous forest
- boreal forest
- 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.
- 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.
Did you remember all of this important information?
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!