Field Elementary School

4_Biomes

Explore Biomes of the world

 

Earth Observatory: Biomes

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

Brief summary of the land biomes.  Site published by NASA.

Missouri Botanical Gardens

http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/

Explains the biomes. Describes the different animals and plants that live there.

Plant Adaptations

http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/adapt.html

Plant adaptations.  Segment detailing how plants adapt to the conditions in each biome.

The World's Biomes

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/

Overview of the major biomes on Earth.  Few pictures.

 

 

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/midewin/home

Tour the restored ecosystem south of Chicago in Wilmington, Illinois.

Prairies in the Prairie State

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/midewin/index.html

Technical review of the Illinois prairie. Great photographs of Illinois’s natural areas.  Includes database of native prairie flowers.