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.
Sayre, April Pulley. Lake and pond. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1996
Sayre, April Pulley. River and Stream. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1996
Warhol, Tom. Chaparral and Scrub. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2007
Penny, Malcolm. Grasslands. Chrysalis Education, c2003
Sayre, April Pulley. Desert. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1994
Caufield, Catherine. In the Rainforest. New York: Knopf, 1985, c1984
Snedden, Robert. Northern Forests. North Mankato, Minn.: Smart Apple Media, c2005
Sayre, April Pulley. Taiga. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1994
Sayre, April Pulley. Temperate Deciduous Forest. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1994
Sayre, April Pulley. Tropical Rain Forest. New York: Twenty First Century Books, c1994
Siy, Alexandra. The Brazilian Rain Forest. New York: Dillon Press, c1992
Greenaway, Theresa. Jungle. New York: Knopf, c1994
Time Life. Ecology. Alexandria, Va. c1992
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
Desert/Volcanoes/ Disney Educational Productions
Tropical Rainforest/ Finley-Holiday Films
Classification of Living Things/ Tell me Why, c1992
Earth Floor: Biomes
The site is made possible by Wheeling Jesuit University/NASA-supported Classroom of the future.
PBS Bill Moyers Reports - Earth on Edge Ecosystems
This site will show you the six ecosystems on which we most depend on to sustain life.
A Research Guide for Students
This site includes links to general resources on biomes and eco zones, and links to specific types of biomes.
The World's Biomes
This page groups biomes into five major types: aquatic, desert, forest, grassland and tundra, and their subdivisions.
This site, selected by the SCI Links program, a service of National Science Teachers Association covers major world biomes.