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Biomes and Ecosystems Games and Project Websites

Students will use websites from this list to complete their group presentation and to complete other tasks as assigned.




Answer the question: What's It Like Where You Live? Learn about terrestrial biomes and aquatic ecosystems. Follow link to site about plants.

Animal Inquiry is an interactive tool that invites students to explore four facets of animals [basic facts, animal babies, interaction with others, and habitats].

Bio Cube - ReadWriteThink

Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.



The world's biomes

Biomes are defined as "the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by
adaptations of organisms to that particular environment" (Campbell 1996). The importance of biomes cannot be overestimated. Biomes have changed and moved many times during the history of life on Earth. More recently, human activities have drastically altered these communities. Thus, conservation and preservation of biomes should be a major concern to all. For further information, please consult the references page.

Cuban Wildlife Matching Game

What unique plants and animals live in this island nation's diverse habitats?

Wildscreen Arkive - Discover the world's most endangered species

Wildscreen Arkive - the ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. Includes endangered species videos, photos, facts & education resources.

9 (This is a reference site for animal information for the trading card activity.)


Major funding for PLUM LANDING is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and The Kendeda Fund. Additional funding is provided by the Northern Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.




Scientists have developed the term Biome to describe areas on the earth with similar climate, plants, and animals.

These webpages were developed by approximately seventy 9th grade students at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon in 1997. This was an integrated Science, Literature, and Health project in periods 3, 4, and 5 (see links below). Information has been collected on the following biomes:

12 Reading Activities

National Geographic Society

Find information and classroom materials for Geography Action and Habitats, an annual K-12 program for teachers from National Geographic.

   A Guide to Anthropogenic Biomes of the World (v1)

Anthropogenic Biomes
offer a new way to understand our living planet by describing the way
humans have reshaped its ecological patterns and processes.  This guide is based on
a system of 21 Anthrome classes
divided into 6 broad groups, as described in
Ellis and
Ramankutty (2008; Anthromes v1)

Ecosystems: 11 StudyJams! Interactive Science Activities | Scholastic

Introduce 11 ecosystem-related topics, including food webs, symbiosis, and the water cycle, with these interactive activities.

Scholastic Explorers: Ocean Life

These activities about ocean life are fun and educational! Learn about Earthwatch research teams and see what its like to be an explorer. Teachers Guide included.

Marietta College Main Biomes Page

Although designed
primarily for our students in Environmental Biology (Biology 102) and Ecology
(Biology 318), we are placing it on the web for the benefit of students and
interested  people everywhere.  The photography on this site has been
done by Marietta College faculty, staff, students and friends. The photographs
may be used for any educational purpose by any non-profit educational
institution, but please email for
More about Photo Permissions. More about the project.

Tramline Virtual Field Trips

the book - Everything
you wanted to know about virtual field trips and more!

Enchanted Learning Search

Habitat Animal Printouts. The Earth has many different environments, varying in temperature, moisture, light, and many other factors. Each of these habitats has distinct life forms living in it, forming complex communities of interdependent organisms. A complex community of plants and animals in a region and a climate is called a biome.

Glacier National Park Virtual Field Trip Home

This module is part of the Virtual
Geography Department Project and has been prepared for the Virtual Field Trip
Working Group and the Physical Geography Working Group of the project. These
materials may be used for study, research, and education, but please credit
the author and source: Karen A. Lemke,
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and The Virtual Geography Department

The Desert Biome

Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth�s surface and occur where rainfall is less than 50 cm/year. Although most deserts, such as the Sahara of North Africa and the deserts of the southwestern U.S., Mexico, and Australia, occur at low latitudes, another kind of desert, cold deserts, occur in the basin and range area of Utah and Nevada and in parts of western Asia. Most deserts have a considerable amount of specialized vegetation, as well as specialized vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Soils often have abundant nutrients because they need only water to become very productive and have little or no organic matter. Disturbances are common in the form of occasional fires or cold weather, and sudden, infrequent, but intense rains that cause flooding.