Depending on the climate and region of the United States, you will find unique plants and animals and life forms.  These areas or regions are called Biomes. 

 

Here are some of the most common Biomes and sources to research.

 

Books: 

 

Sayre, April Pulley. Lake and pond. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1996

574.5 SAY

 

Sayre, April Pulley. River and Stream. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1996

574.5 SAY

 

Warhol, Tom. Chaparral and Scrub. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2007

577.3 WAR

 

Penny, Malcolm. Grasslands. Chrysalis Education, c2003

577.4 PEN

 

Sayre, April Pulley. Desert. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1994

574.5 SAY

 

Caufield, Catherine. In the Rainforest. New York: Knopf, 1985, c1984

574.5 CAU

 

Snedden, Robert. Northern Forests. North Mankato, Minn.: Smart Apple Media, c2005

577.3 SNE

 

Sayre, April Pulley. Taiga. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1994

574.5 SAY

 

Sayre, April Pulley. Temperate Deciduous Forest. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1994

574.5 SAY

 

Sayre, April Pulley. Tropical Rain Forest. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1994

574.5 SAY

 

Siy, Alexandra.  The Brazilian Rain Forest. New York: Dillon Press, c1992

574.5 SIY

 

Greenaway, Theresa.  Jungle. New York: Knopf, c1994

574.5 GRE

 

Time Life.  Ecology. Alexandria, Va.  c1992

574.5 TIM

 

 

Reference Books:

 

MacMahon, James A.  Deserts. New York: Knopf, c1985

R 574.5 MAC

 

Whitney, Stephen. Western Forests. New York:  Knopf, c1985

R 574.5 WHI

 

Brown, Vinson. The Sierra Nevadan Wildlife Region. San Martin, Calif.: Naturegraph Co., c1954

R 574.794 BRO

 

WorldBook 2002. v.2 pg. 322-24; v.3 pg. 376; v.5 pg.154-57; v.19 pg.485-86

 

 

Videos:

 

Desert/Volcanoes/ Disney Educational Productions

VC 551

 

Tropical Rainforest/ Finley-Holiday Films                 

VC 578.734

 

Classification of Living Things/ Tell me Why, c1992

VC 578.01

 

 

Websites:

 

Earth Floor: Biomes

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

The site is made possible by Wheeling Jesuit University/NASA-supported Classroom of the future.

 

PBS Bill Moyers Reports - Earth on Edge Ecosystems

http://www.pbs.org/earthonedge/ecosystems/index.html

This site will show you the six ecosystems on which we most depend on to sustain life.

 

A Research Guide for Students

http://www.aresearchguide.com/biomes.html#alpine

This site includes links to general resources on biomes and eco zones, and links to specific types of biomes.

 

 

The World's Biomes

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

This page groups biomes into five major types: aquatic, desert, forest, grassland and tundra, and their subdivisions.

 

 

Worldbiomes.com

http://www.worldbiomes.com/

This site, selected by the SCI Links program, a service of National Science Teachers Association covers major world biomes.