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A habitat is the natural place a plant or animal lives. If a habitat changes so that a plant or animal can’t live there anymore and survive, the species of plant or animal either adapts (changes) or moves. Examples of habitats are a cave, a tree stump or a pond. A biome is an area on earth that has a particular kind of climate that supports certain plants and animals. For instance, for a raccoon, a hollow tree might be its habitat. The tree itself is in the forest biome. The forest biome is the place on earth that has the right soil and temperatures for trees to grow.

Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself you can find out about major biomes on earth and then you can go one step further – you can build a biome yourself; make a volcano that actually erupts and watch a tornado form inside a bottle. My favorite because I like plants, is the terrarium. A terrarium is a little garden inside a closed glass container. Once you make it you can put some water in it and close the lid. Believe it or not, the water cycle will start to happen after a few days in the sun and “rain” will collect on the side of the glass and “fall” again. Try it yourself: DIY Terrarium

Listed below are books and websites that will help you with your science homework about biomes. Earth is a big place. There are a lot of them! Use this page to help you get started.

Websites, Activities, Printables & Databases:

Science in Context: Biomes is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your library card number. Science in Context will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about Biomes.​




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Understanding BiomesEcosystems>How Ecosystems Work

Arctic Tundra:

Arctic Tundra Websites:

Arctic Tundra Books:

Arctic TundraCounting TundraThe Frozen Tundra24 Hours on the Tundra


FREE Desert eBooks:

The DesertGreat Green GiantsSpring Comes to the Desert

Desert Websites:

Desert Books:

Counting the DesertDeserts and SemidesertsThe Dry Desert


FREE Forest eBooks:

TreesGeneral Sherman

Forest Websites:

Forest Books:

Counting ForestConiferous ForestTemperate ForestThe Temperate Forest

Rain Forest:

Rain Forest Websites:

Counting the Rain ForestRain ForestsTropical ForestsThe Tropical Rain Forest


FREE Ocean eBooks:

Ocean BestiesWho Is In the Ocean?

Ocean Websites:

Ocean Books:

Counting the OceanOceans and BeachesThe Seashore

Coral Reef:

Coral Reef Websites:

Coral Reef Books:

The Coral ReefCoral Reef24 Hours on a Coral Reef


Freshwater Websites:

Freshwater Books:

Rivers Lakes and StreamsLakes and RiversFresh WatersExplore Rivers and Ponds


Mountain Websites:

Mountain Books:

MountainsMountains and HighlandsMountains 2Mountains 3

Wetlands, Marshes & Swamps:

Wetlands, Marshes & Swamps:

Wetlands, Marshes & Swamps Books:

WetlandsMarshes and Swamps24 Hours on the WetlandsMarshes and Swamps 2

Grasslands & Savannas:

Grassland & Savanna Websites:

Grassland & Savanna Books:

Temperate GrasslandsTropical GrasslandsGrasslands Sweeping SavannasThe Wide Open Grasslands

Taiga (Boreal Forest):

Taiga Websites:

Taiga Books:

The Forested TaigaTaigaBoreal Forests


Chapparal Websites:

Chapparal Books:

ShrublandsChaparral and Scrub


Estuary Websites:

Estuary Books:

EstuariesA Journey Into An Estuary
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