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demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (2) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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The Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainfores...
The Rainforest Alliance helps people of all ages to understand the role that each one of us plays in biodiversity conservation. These pages provide kids and teachers with the information they need to understand fundamental environmental issues in order to help protect our planet. We invite you to use these education resources and join our efforts in connecting children to conservation.

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Who Eats Who in the Antarctic?
http://www.globalcla...
This site includes the list of animals in the Antarctic and what they eat; food chains in the Antarctic; detailed descriptions are provided along with activities.

Informational Materials


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Habitats and Biomes
http://www.enchanted...
Enchanted Learning is great for lower grades in many areas

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Blue Planet Biome - Savannas
http://www.blueplane...
Information on savanna (grassland) habitats, including plants & animals

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The Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainfores...
The Rainforest Alliance helps people of all ages to understand the role that each one of us plays in biodiversity conservation. These pages provide kids and teachers with the information they need to understand fundamental environmental issues in order to help protect our planet. We invite you to use these education resources and join our efforts in connecting children to conservation.

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Water on the Move Current Events
http://www.mos.org/o...
This site contains great information and experiments. Learn what makes ocean currents flow on this page from the Museum of Science's "Oceans Alive!" Read about some major ocean currents and discover the effects of wind, sun, continents, density, salinity, El Nino, and the Coriolis Effect on currents.

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From Sea to Shining Sea: Exploring America's Ocean Realms
http://nationalgeogr...
This student reproducible, which accompanies several Xpeditions lessons, features information about 12 unique marine ecosystems. A map, glossary and more accompanies the information about the Mariana Trench, Beaufort Sea, Gulf of Mexico and other locales.

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World Biomes Map
http://www.worldbiom...
This website has an interactive colored map of biomes. Click on the biome names above the map for information and images related to the selected biome.

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The World's Biomes
http://www.ucmp.berk...
This web page provides general knowledge and pictures of biomes.

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Missouri Botanical Garden
http://www.mbgnet.ne...
This site provides easy-to-read and useful information about and pictures of the world's different types of biomes.

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Chaparral Biome
http://www.blueplane...
This website about the chaparral biome includes a description, global position, climate, and information on specific plants and animals of this biome.

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Biomes
http://home.comcast....
This is a good site for student research on biomes.

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Beautiful Biomes
http://www.blueplane...
This website allows students to explore different biomes using an interactive map.

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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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Geography for Kids
http://www.kidsgeo.c...
This site is a free online geography textbook written for kids. Geography is the study of the Earth as it exists today. This site also includes interactive geography games.

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What is a Biome?
http://bioexpedition...
This site provides information for students to learn about biomes of the world.

Interactives/Games


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World Biomes Map
http://www.worldbiom...
This website has an interactive colored map of biomes. Click on the biome names above the map for information and images related to the selected biome.

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Build Your Biome
http://www.switchero...
The interactive game allows students to build their own biome. It shows how it will not snow in the hot desert and how certain animals can only survive in certain climates.

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Build An Online Habitat
http://www.switchero...
This interactive website allows students to choose a habitat, then select the animals, vegetation, and climate that would fit the habitat.

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Geography for Kids
http://www.kidsgeo.c...
This site is a free online geography textbook written for kids. Geography is the study of the Earth as it exists today. This site also includes interactive geography games.

Learning Activities


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Water on the Move Current Events
http://www.mos.org/o...
This site contains great information and experiments. Learn what makes ocean currents flow on this page from the Museum of Science's "Oceans Alive!" Read about some major ocean currents and discover the effects of wind, sun, continents, density, salinity, El Nino, and the Coriolis Effect on currents.

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Beautiful Biomes
http://www.blueplane...
This website allows students to explore different biomes using an interactive map.

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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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Geography for Kids
http://www.kidsgeo.c...
This site is a free online geography textbook written for kids. Geography is the study of the Earth as it exists today. This site also includes interactive geography games.

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Biome Jigsaw Group Activity
http://edtech2.boise...
The world's land areas are categorized as a biome which is a large geographical area that has a specific climate and distinctive plants and animals. In this activity students will be working in groups to learn enough about a particular biome to teach it to others.

Teacher Tools


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The Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainfores...
The Rainforest Alliance helps people of all ages to understand the role that each one of us plays in biodiversity conservation. These pages provide kids and teachers with the information they need to understand fundamental environmental issues in order to help protect our planet. We invite you to use these education resources and join our efforts in connecting children to conservation.

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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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