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Activities and Fireworks for Biomes

May 13-17

Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy – Chapters 14-17

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Plant a Seed

2. Key Points - Biomes

3. Collaborative – Biome Display

4. Writing – Diamante Poem

5. Math/Logic – Crossing the River

6. Genius Principle – Appreciating Natural Resources

7. Big Activity - Microhabitats

8. Movement - Habitat Toss

Minecraft Activities

  1. Visit Luke's moisture farm

  2. Find the biomes of the world

  3. Biomes that various plants and animals live in

  4. Microhabitats

  5. Build Challenge: Build a habitat

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana – only two more left!

  • Disneyland meetup: May 22 – Space Travel

  • Field trips – Trips are currently being scheduled! New trips posted here:

  • May 24 Celebration: Laser Tag!


Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Become a Junior Plant Detective!

  • Go on a nature photo scavenger hunt. Take pictures of plants, animals, insects, evidence of an animal visitor, etc.

  • Do an Antarctic food chain activity:

  • Experience how mammals stay warm:



  • Put on a pair of cotton garden gloves to represent a single coat of fur. Slide a large leather glove over the cotton glove to represent an animal´s additional coat of fur.


  • Using a set of toy animals, sort them according to their habitats. You may want to make a quadrama, with a different biome in each section.

  • Play some math games:

  • Read books and watch movies about insects and where they live.

  • Get a large frame or hula hoop. Take it outside and set it on the ground. Write down everything you can observe within the frame or hoop. What plants are there? Anything from the animal kingdom? What is in the dirt? What man-made items do you see? Write down descriptions of each thing you see in the frame or hoop. You may need to look up more information about some of these things.

  • Make habitat collages:

  • Catch and study an insect. What is it? Where does it live? What does it eat? What eats it? Write your observations and discoveries in your notebook.

  • Hold snail races. Use a stopwatch to time the snails.

  • See the top 10 Star Wars planets. What biomes are represented on these planets?

  • Go into nature to observe several habitats such a field, pond, forest, etc. Create a habitats book. Each page will represent a different habitat, recording the plants and animals you observe in each habitat.

  • Make a collection of songs about insects.

  • Play insect and reptile charades game with family or friends. One person chooses a creature to act out and everyone guesses the animal.

  • Spend fifteen minutes outside. Write down each living thing you see and how many of them you see. Make a chart to illustrate your findings.

  • Do some insect experiments:

  • Make a travel brochure to attract people to go on a safari to see mammals. Put pictures of the mammals they will see and a short description of each one.

  • Design and create an enclosure for a mammal in a zoo.

  • Draw three different food webs, each representing a different biome.

  • Read books and watch movies about animals and where they live.

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