A Mini World: Biodomes Engineering Design Project
May 19 2011
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Summary Information


biodome, biome, build, community, create, design, design process, ecosystem, engineering, engineering design process, environment, interaction, energy, flo


Earth Science

Workplace Skills: 

Raising Questions
Problem Solving
Investigation Design
Secondary Research
Planning investigation
Use of Data
Recording & Reporting
Independent Thinking

Estimated Time Required:

5-8 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 6 (Ages 11-12)

Diversity Indicators:

This lesson is appropriate for all learners. It does require fine motor skills so be sure to group students accordingly.

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Comprehensive game plan for designing ecosystem

seanmccann72's picture

I believe that this lesson plan for the design of a biodome is comprehensive -- from the initial brainstorm and rubric, to the possible extensions of the project itself. I enjoyed the videos that were attached. The video of the data charts was a good way for students to see how to present graphs and the video on the design part gave a way to picture how to build an ecosystem.


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Will definitely show n use

Aabha Sharma's picture

Will definitely show n use this in enriching the higher order cognition. Good job done.


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very nice

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very nice

Great lesson plan. Good

Mikkel Svarre Jakobsen's picture

Great lesson plan. Good coupling between different biological elements in: foodchain, watercircuits and biome and ecosystems. Students like the design process. Absolutely sure that it's a workmethod we will use again.


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Me parece una excelente

NEM's picture
Me parece una excelente actividad que sería bueno adaptar para todo el semestre, con la finalidad de impulsar el cuidado constante del ambiente. Recomiendo se revisen los links de los videos ya que no están en funcionamiento


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Your Biodome project is a

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Your Biodome project is a great STEM activity. Really impressed. As a new user of the site I am just stunned how educationally challenging and exciting your projects are for all ages of students.  Glad I found you!