Biomes of the World

Exploring Desert Biomes (2009)

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This video explores the fascinating and often harsh desert biome. The basic characteristics of deserts are discussed, as are some of the adaptations plants and animals possess in order to thrive in these extreme climates.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Desert Biomes

Exploring Forest Biomes (2009)

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Using vivid footage filmed on location around North America, this video explores the characteristics, locations, and inhabitants of the three main types of forests – deciduous forests, coniferous forests, and rainforests. Additional concepts and terminology: biome, rainfall, climate, deciduous tree, coniferous tree, taiga, tropical and temperate rainforests, and epiphyte.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Forest Biomes

Exploring Freshwater Biomes (2009)

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Breathtaking footage introduces students to different types of freshwater biomes. Special emphasis is given to the characteristics and life forms of freshwater environments. Additional concepts and terminology: salt water, fresh water, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands, swamps, marshes, and uses of fresh water.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Freshwater Biomes

Exploring Grassland Biomes (2009)

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This video highlights common characteristics of grasslands, as well as the different types of grasslands found throughout the world. Some of the plants and animals that inhabit grasslands are featured, as are the changes grasslands have undergone over time.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Grassland Biomes

Exploring Marine Biomes (2009)

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The fascinating marine biome covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface. Colorful video footage illustrates the physical and biological features of this vast biome. Additional concepts and terminology: oceans, salinity, currents, ocean zones, benthos, plankton, nekton, and estuary.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Exploring Marine Biomes