Biology students at Grace Christian Academy recently completed projects to learn about biomes. A biome is a major type of ecosystem with distinctive temperature, rainfall, and organisms. These ninth-grade students researched ten different biomes and wrote a paper about these biomes. They were asked to write about deserts, tundra, steppes, prairies, savannas, coniferous forests, deciduous forests, rain forests, and two aquatic biomes – freshwater and marine. To enhance their study of ecology, students were required to make a poster or other display with pictures of these various biomes. Posters/displays were judged by Ms. Suzy Loeffler, and cash prizes were awarded to the top three. Alea Simmons won first prize. Veronica Harrell, who and-drew all of her pictures, won second place, and Paul Randall Soden won third place. Congratulations on a job well done!!