BIOMES RESEARCH PATHFINDER
These are some places to begin your research:
Media Catalog -- put your biome name in the subject line. Remember, sometimes the same biome may have different names.
Reference -- Wildlife and Plants of the World (check Biomes Index in Volume 17); Biomes of the World (9 volume set);
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes (3 volume set).
Databases found on the Media Services Homepage:
World Book Encyclopedia Online (check out the chart comparing biomes)
Other web search engines or web sites:
Kids Click! -- http://www.kidsclick.org
Type “biomes” in the search screen. A list of sites will come up. Click on the link you wish to use. Some of these are:
Biomes of the World http://mbgnet.mobot.org/
Middle School Earth Science Explorer
(Click on Student Entrance> Earth Systems> Biomes)
On the left hand side - Click on Characteristics of Bioclimatic Zones
(good site for human impact)
C.E.R.F.* -- A search engine for curriculum resources.
September 27, 2006
*Home access is available. See media specialist for user name and password.