This investigation will help you to:
- Biomes, Exploring the Environment
Scientists have divided the broad spectrum of climates and ecological communities found on Earth into biomes in different ways - some with many divisions, some with only a few. This site focuses on some of the common biomes with photos that accompany separate descriptions of each.
- Mission Biomes, Earth Observatory, NASA
Topics covered on this page include:
- Biomes for Teachers! University of Richmond
This page includes links to other sources of background information, a slide show of biomes, activities, and lesson plans.
- Exploring the Environment
- Introduction to Biomes, Radford University
Each of the pages below outlines the animals and plants that live in that particular biome.
- Characteristics of the Earth's Terrestrial Biomes, Dr. Michael Pidwirny, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Here is another article that provides descriptions of the animals and plants in different biomes.
- The Energy Pyramids, World Builders
Check out this site with an energy pyramid for several different biomes. Click on a "K Calorie Pyramid" link under each biome (for example, Hot Desert) to see the number of calories the carnivores must obtain from the herbivores to survive.
- Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Read about Alaskan big game, marine mammals, small game, birds, furbearers, fish, shellfish, amphibians, or reptiles.