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
“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
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
Videos with management strategies
Impact of humans on Darling river
Impact of humans on this wetland
STEP 3 ANALYSE
Skimming is a reading technique meant to look for main or general ideas in a text, without going into detailed reading
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
Effectiveness of management strategies
STEP 4 APPLY
Examples of Broadsheets
Making your Broadsheet try
Example of a Biomes Broadsheet
STEP 5 ASSESS
Return to assessment
Review marking criteria
Check your draft by proofreading