How to Create a Biome Brochure
A biome brochure is a type of school science project with which kids will find it easy to learn about ecosystems, how they work and what they do. The project involves the creation of a biome brochure in which the child describes an ecological issue/concern and all of the scientific data revolving around that issue or concern. Writing the information out in a brochure format, including graphics and clip art, is more entertaining. The student can use software already on her computer such as Microsoft Word for the brochure creation.
Click “Start,” then “All Programs,” then click “Microsoft Office” and, finally, “Microsoft Word” to open Microsoft Word on your computer.
Click “File” then “New” to start a new document and then select “Brochures and booklets” from the left-hand column on the window that appears.
Click “Brochures ” in the center of the window that appears and then select any of the brochure templates that appear.
Click “Download” to download, install and use the brochure template you selected. Note that you must be connected to the Internet in order to download the brochure template.
Select the first text box on the brochure and replace all of the text in that text box with text that describes the ecological issues/concern of the biome which your biome brochure will deal with. Include catastrophic events and the human impact on said events.
Select the second text box on the brochure template and replace all of the text in that text box with text that describes all the sources and works cited for your biome brochure.
Select the third text box on the brochure template and replace all of the text in that text box with a descriptive title for your biome brochure, a description of the biome you will be discussing, the location of said biome and general characteristics. Examples of what might be a good biome to cover include The Rocky Mountains in North America, the Amazon Rainforest in South America or the Sahara in Africa.
Select the fourth text box on the brochure and replace all of the text in that text box with a description of all of the physical, non-living features of your biome. Here you would include temperature, precipitation, landforms, bodies of water and other physical features of the biome you are covering. Example of what might be included if you are covering something like the Rocky Mountains are the different mountain peaks, rivers and valleys located within the Rocky Mountains.
Select the fifth text box on the brochure and replace all of the text in that text box with a description of all of the biotic, living features of your biome. Here you would include some of the different types of plants and animals living within your biome. Examples of what might be included if you were covering something like the Amazon Rainforest are anacondas, piranhas and cocoa trees.
Select the sixth text box on the brochure template and replace all of the text in that text box with a description of competition and predator-prey relations between the plants and animals in your biome.
Select the seventh text box on the brochure template and replace all of the text in that text box with a description of different adaptations that the plants and animals in the biome you are describing have made in order to survive in that particular biome.
Go to an image search engine on the Internet such as Google, Bing or Yahoo and search for images having to do with the biome you are describing in your biome brochure. Right-click the image, select “Save image as…” and then click “Save” to save the image to your computer.
Replace all the images on the brochure template with images having to do with your biome brochure. Select the image you are going to replace, click “Insert” and then “picture,” browse through your computer for the image you want to replace that image with, select the new image and then click “Insert” and Word will automatically replace the images for you.