biomes

Resources and Conservation

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This series looks at the biology and behavior of the rainforest plants, animals and people, describing how they live together in harmony and balance and how vital they are to the well-being of the world. Resources and Conservation examines the eco-systems provided by the rain forests of the world, why forest clearance is taking place on such a large scale and how it is damaging the delicate environments. Divided into short, concise chapters it looks at the biology and behavior of rain forest plants and describes how they live together.

Resources and Conservation

A Walk in the Rain Forest

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Take a walk in the rain forest. It's hot and humid and humming with life. Look up into the dense canopy of leaves above you. Tangled vines lead to the treetops, where parrots squawk and monkeys swing from branch to branch.

A Walk in the Rain Forest

Coniferous Forests (2001, 2003)

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"Biomes of the World in Action" is a fun, informative series that takes students on a fast-paced eco-adventure around the world exploring the many characteristics that make these large regions of the world different from one another.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:23
Coniferous Forests

Ecosystems and Biomes (2000)

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Live footage and colorful graphics teach students about regions and climates, and explain the impact environments and living organisms have on each other. A terrarium project demonstration shows students how they can make their own living ecosystems. Teacher's Guide available in disk and online: www.schoolvideos.com

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Elementary
Middle
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00:18
Ecosystems and Biomes

Habitats and Biomes: Ecosystems of the World (2004)

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This program is rich with visual definitions that make terms like ecosystems, biomes, habitats, and populations real to students. They'll explore the six major biomes, and discover how plants and animals survive, adapt, and live together in their habitats. Teacher's Guide available in disk and online: www.schoolvideos.com

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:27
Habitats and Biomes: Ecosystems of the World

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

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