Biomes

Digital Notes:  Make a copy, rename (ex. Taiga per 2 – Last Names), and share with group members.

Notes Examples – Abiotic, Plant, Animal, Food Web

Adaptation Song – Introduction to plant adaptations

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus – Animal Adaptations Example

Books

OPAC:  Subject search the name of your biome (e.g., tundra, chaparral).

Some biomes are known by more than one name.  The following list will give you alternative terms to search:

Browse:  574.5  The library has many biomes series.  Look for books that are at a comfortable reading level for you.

Print Encyclopedias: World Book; The Living Earth (R/570); Plants and Plant Life (R/580); International Wildlife Encyclopedia (R/591.03)

Videos:

Websites:

Missouri Botanical Garden
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/

Biomes
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html

Mission: Biomes
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/

Chaparral Basics and More (This is a pdf file; allow time for it to load and use the table of contents.)

Introduction to Biomes – (food webs)
http://www.world-builders.org/lessons/less/biomes/introbiomes.html#info

Introduction to Biomes (includes Mediterranean scrub)  https://php.radford.edu/~swoodwar/biomes/

Subscription Databases:  Click on subscription databases in the box on the left.

ed1stop:  Includes World Book Online, Grolier’s Encyclopedias, BrainPop and Discovery Streaming. Search by biome.

SIRS Discoverer Online: Do a subject search on your biome.

Revised 3/5/14