Taiga Biome, Science In Grades 5, 6


Taiga Biome, The Coniferous Forests is a 3-page reading, writing and enquiry unit for Science and Literacy. It is suitable for Grades 5, 6 and 7.

Read the text twice, discuss, and deal with the task boxes in order for optimum learning results.

It has practical tasks such as sketching, researching an atlas, and an extension task using the enquiry method. Links provide assistance to parents and others and similar products on this website.

Duplication is allowed under this Copyright for teaching purposes in any group size.



Taiga Biome

Taiga Biome, The Coniferous Forests, is a unit of work for Grades 5 and 6 (Level 4) and Year 7.  It describes the climate and the vegetation, the locations across the northern hemisphere and uses correct terms.

What Is In Taiga Biome

It presents:

  • a summary of the climate, countries and regions with coniferous forests;
  • a map, and drawings of a conifer, the cone, needles and bract;
  • a description of bogs and permafrost, and
  • male and female cones and dispersal of seeds.

Activities include discussion, use of an atlas, writing a summary, and extension learning in the form of an Enquiry.

Who Uses Taiga Biome

Parents, and anyone teaching on a one to one basis or a small group can use this unit with Grades 5, 6 or 7. In fact, it can be used by any teacher with a full class but it requires 3 pages x 25 children copied.

Extended Reading

This link takes you to a short intro to animals of the taiga in language suitable for this age group. With the list in hand, a child can go to each animal for further information.


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A Helpful Post

Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls is a post that alerts teachers and parents to potential problems when the student/s do not have an informed starting point. My items are designed to put the groundwork in place. Some basic facts seem to be a prerequisite for successful enquiry learning tasks. Here is the link: