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
Image by Terpsichores, via Wikimedia, is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 license.
- 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?
- What do you think is the most important thing about the taiga?
Continue on to the Got It? section to prepare for the final fun project!