5A's of Research


STEP 1 ASK

What are biomes?

Where are biomes?

What do I have to do for my assessment task?

You are to conduct a geographic enquiry into one specific biome and create a Geographic Broadsheet and accompanying informative report.

You must be focused on ONE specific biome.  

What search terms?

Be a smarter searcher

Words in your marking criteria can help.

Rainforest and threats and Australia

deforestationSalinity and grasslands and Australia

Drought impact farming

Desertification

“soil degradation”

“salinity” and management

“fish kill” “Darling river”

rainforest management gov.au

Daintree rainforest management strategies

saving the amazon rainforests strategies effectiveness

Where do I start?

Biome basics http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php

Biomes of the world http://www.mbgnet.net/

Biome habitats http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

General geography textbooks – Good for a Year 9 reading level

Thompson, Kate 2016 Geography NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Stage 4 & 5, Cambridge, Melbourne p.117.
EXPLORE 910 ACW
Collins, Drew et.al. ,2016 Insight Geography Australian Curriculum for NSW, Oxford, Melbourne p.57.
EXPLORE 910 COL


STEP 2 ACQUIRE

Newspapers – Think local

You can only resist too long’ the threat to Sydney’s food bowl  Sydney Morning Herald article

Try deforestationTry desertification – general article and video
Try Daintree rainforest scroll to ‘saving another patch’

Videos with management strategiesn our natural biomes?

Impact of humans on Darling river

Impact of humans on this wetland

STEP 3 ANALYSE

Skimming –

Skimming is a reading technique meant to look for main or general ideas in a text, without going into detailed reading

Scanning –

Scanning a text is a reading technique where the reader looks for specific information rather than trying to absorb all the information

 

Research and collect your information and references.

Suggested headings for your notetaking:

The biome – description, location

Issues

Management strategies

Effectiveness of management strategies

For references


STEP 4 APPLY

Examples of Broadsheets

Academic language:

Making your Broadsheet try

Canva

MSWord

Label images

Example of a Biomes Broadsheet
STEP 5 ASSESS

Return to assessment

Review marking criteria

Anything missing?

Check your draft by proofreading

Finalise