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Biome and Ecosystem Resources for Grades 4-5

Posted about 13 days ago by Kate M

Biomes are a large, naturally occurring community of plants and animals occupying a habitat. Ecosystems are the interactions between the living things and the non-living things in a biome.

Want to learn more? Check out these great resources from your Library!

When searching our resources, try using keyword search terms: biomes, ecosystems, habitats. Also search using specific biome names: desert, rainforest, tundra, grassland, etc.

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Gale Virtual Reference
Cover of UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

This three-volume set covers land biomes and water biomes. Entries discuss climate, soil, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species and human effects on the biome. Link will take you to a catalog entry. Chose “Access from remote location.” Library card and PIN number will be required.

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Cover of Seasons of the Estuary Biome Seasons of the Estuary Biome
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Cover of Biomes Biomes
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Cover of Biomes and Ecosystems Biomes and Ecosystems
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Cover of Q & A About Biomes Q & A About Biomes
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Cover of Seasons of the Boreal Forest Biome Seasons of the Boreal Forest Biome
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Cover of Ecosystems Ecosystems
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Cover of Chaparrals Chaparrals
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Cover of Ecosystem Facts That You Should Know: The Savanna and Tundra Edition Ecosystem Facts That You Should Know: The Savanna and Tundra Edition
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Cover of Understanding Biomes Understanding Biomes
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World Book eBooks:
Cover of Forests and Wetlands Forests and Wetlands
Cover of Oceans, Islands and Polar Regions Oceans, Islands and Polar Regions
Cover of Mountains, Deserts and Grasslands Mountains, Deserts and Grasslands
Print:
Cover of Tundra Biomes Around the World Tundra Biomes Around the World
Cover of Investigating Earth's Desert, Grassland and Rainforest Biomes Investigating Earth's Desert, Grassland and Rainforest Biomes
Cover of Understanding Biomes Understanding Biomes
Cover of Oceans and Beaches Oceans and Beaches
Cover of Desert Ecosystems Desert Ecosystems
Cover of Woodland Forest Ecosystems Woodland Forest Ecosystems

Explora Primary Schools (K-5)

Provides safe, trustworthy research materials for class projects or homework on a variety of topics.

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Subjects: art/music, English/language arts, geography, history, math, science and social studies

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Gale In Context - Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits)

Offers easy-to-use, age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

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Grade Levels: elementary school
Subjects: art/music, English/language arts, geography, history, math, science and social studies

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Scholastic Teachables™

Scholastic Teachables™ is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials for Prek-6th grade! Teachables™ has 25,000 classroom resources to supplement any subject including leveled mini-books, fun clip art, plus skill and activity sheets.

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Science Reference Center

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content, lesson plans, science experiments, citation help, worksheets and curriculum standards.

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Grade Levels: middle school and high school
Subjects: science

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Features: View educational videos, read articles, find experiments to try, take quizzes and explore trustworthy related websites on a variety of science topics including Earth, space science, life science, health and the human body, physical science, and tech, math and engineering. Also offers lesson plans, quizzes and projects for teacher use.

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Grade Levels: elementary school, middle school and high school
Subjects: geography, health, math, science and technology

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