Ecobiomes

http://www.field-trips.org/Virtual fieldtrips - Take your students on nature field trips through the Web. Each field trip covers a single topic such as salt marshes or volcanoes. Sites are arranged in sequential order to build a story and include a series of "trail markers" or stops, that describe each site on the field trip to guide students' learning. If logs or journals are required, every field trip has a set of prepared documents that you can print out for each person on the trip. Also included are short teacher's guides and selected other Web sites that provide background or curriculum guidance.

http://www.tvokids.com/games/peepandbigwideworld Click on the chick in the can: then play game of matching which animal lives where?active

http://www.mbgnet.net/ has all sorts of information on biomes

http://www.mobot.org/MBGnet/sets/index.htm Biomes Around the World

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm World Biomes: links to each type and a world map showing the different biomes

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/index.html The World's Biomes Page: This is an introduction to the major biomes on Earth.

http://www.runet.edu/~swoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG235/biomes/main.html Major biomes of the World: This is geared to middle-up students

http://www.mbgnet.net/ great site for the different biomes

http://www.canteach.ca/links/linkbioregions.htmlBioregions:Arctic & Antarctica wetlands forests

http://www.worldbiomes.com/ Aquatic, desert, forest, grasslands, and tundra -- five of Earth's major biomes, which are regions distinguished by their climate, fauna, and flora.From the site's main page, users follow links to individual pages on each of the biomes. Each biome page briefly describes the biome, presents color photographs, gives a handful of links to topical sites, and suggests related readings (note: clicking on a book title bounces you to a shopping site). Other features of this site include a section for environment and weather news, a discussion board, and more biome-related links.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Biome/ Reference material, maps, a glossary of biome vocabulary, and two interactive, self-correcting missions - and be modified for different age levels. To Plant or Not to Plant asks where in the world each of eight plant specimens must go. Teachers of grades three to eight will find additional resources, such as books and classroom tips, at the bottom of each page.

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/k4/teacher/biomes/Bonline1.html Interactive Site: Students apply what they know about biomes to plan a personal wardrobe and accessories to take on a trip to one of four different biomes.

http://www.360alaska.com/ Alaska panaramic view

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/This site has a wealth of information and pictures of the different environments.

http://www.sanctuaries.nos.noaa.gov/welcome.html National Marine Sanctuaries provides information about our nation's marine sanctuaries -- how they were established, how they're managed, their scientific & educational programs, & events that occur in them throughout the year. Within the 13 sites are a range of creatures, habitats, historical artifacts, & flourishing maritime cultures.

Rainforests

http://www.therainforestsite.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CTDSites THE RAINFOREST SITE:This site looks to be a spawn from the Hunger Site, operating almost identically; but if your class is studying the Tropical Rainforest, then consider at least one visit to donate rain forest land by clicking your mouse. Students can view the deforestation, both past and projected, and donations are made simply by clicking; sponsors are responsible for the financial aspect.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/ all about rainforests

http://www.rainforesteducation.com/ another good rainforest site

Woods/Forests

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/kids/ an interactive walk in the woodsactive

Deserts

http://www.well.com/user/vegas/desert/Top/index.html The Virtual Desertactive

http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/sonoran/ The Sonoran Desert - take a trip through 5,000 square miles of silence. Both the pictures and the short essays are lovely. - The only drawback is that it is done in frames which take up alot of the viewing space

http://www.neok12.com/Deserts.htm a lot of desert clips to view active

http://www.desertusa.com/life.html learn about deserts, habitants, pictures

Wetlands

http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/education/ wetlands information - video, lesson plans, activities, resourcesactive

http://www.kathimitchell.com/wetlands.htm wetland sites

http://www.ducks.ca/resource/general/naturenotes/index.html collection of over 15 different animals that are found in wetlands - information, video clips, sound clips, and range maps- also information about wetlands, and lesson plans

Lakes/Rivers

http://www.kidfish.bc.ca/ northwest coast of North America's environment - fish and fish habitat - a very extensive site full of information with wonderful graphics, charts, and information, lesson plans, and more!!

http://mbgnet.mobot.org/fresh/rivers/how.htm Hot a Stream Becomes a River:Explore this site with your students and learn such terms and concepts as watershed, natural features, tributaries, and more. Illustrations supplement the background lecture material for your own unit on ponds, lakes, and rivers

Oceans

http://www.oceansatlas.org/index.jsp United Nations Atlas of the Oceans: includes four main sections: 1)about the oceans - history, biology, map skills, statistics, chimatology, and ecology; 2) uses of the ocean - fishing, shiopping, and tourism; 3) issues - food security and human health; and 4) geography - information, categorized by geographical area.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/label/labeloceans.shtml download a map of the world and label the oceans. active

http://www.amnh.org/ology/?channel=marinebiology American Museum of Natural History has a kids site on oceans. One of the activities at this site is an o"olgy" for oceans. You need to sign in to play and you collect cards as you learn, there are lots of other activities to do at this site- just click on one of the many buttons and have fun learningactive

http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/eviau/edit557/oceans/ collection of sites for kids that have ocean related topics, young students can read a section, view pictures and/or short clips, and they can take an online short quiz. active

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