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Some of the major biomes on land include: tundra,taiga, temperate deciduous forest, temperate rainforest, temperate grassland, chaparral, desert,savanna, and tropical rainforest. Freshwater aquatic biomes include lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Marine biomes include coral reefs and the oceans.


plural noun: biomes
  1. a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.g., forest or tundra.


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Research Process

    Read about your assigned topic looking for subtopics and important terms. You may choose to check reference sources           context as you get familiar with your topic.

1.     Immerse- build background knowledge

2.     Identify focused questions you are interested in investigating.  Explore interesting ideas

3.     Gather a working source list.( See Mrs. Kimball's links

4.     Take notes on note cards or use Noodletools

5.     Look for patterns of information in your sources, your notes, your note cards.

6.     Develop clear and focused preliminary thesis. Evaluate

7.     Gather information and evaluate the sources of information. . Have you gathered a variety of quality materials? Have you              gathered both primary and secondary sources?  

8.     Identify strong supporting points and rank them, making certain that the research and logical reasoning support them.                          Make sure that the evidence you collected is strong and that is directly supports your thesis.

9.     Organize your ideas and evidence. 

10.  Have a classmate or friend peer review your work.

11.  Revise the draft.

12.  Edit the draft.

13.  Prepare, proofread, and submit the final copy.


Remember, you may ask for help anywhere along the way!




Citing your Sources and Notetaking



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Noodle Tools is a citation management tool to complete any project

To access NoodleTools through the button found within the Google Apps through Google Drive (even more from Google), click on the app (as the picture above). Click create new account and select whether you are a student or teacher. Click Submit


Essential Questions to your Works Cited

1. Why is it important to use credible sources?

2. How do I give proper credit to the suppliers of the information that I'm using

3. Do I cite the pictures I am using in my project?

How to Cite an Online Image (use this Noodletools instructions from YouTube)
Example of how to cite a website


Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name (if noted). "Title of Webpage." Title of Website. Publisher or sponsor of the site (or N.p. if not given), Date of publication (or n.d. if not given). Web (this is the Source Medium). Date of access (written as day month year). <URL>.

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Linda Kimball
Gibbons Middle School
20 Fisher St
Westborough, MA 01581

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