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Shea High School Library: Biomes


What is a Biome?

A biome is a large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things. Major biomes include tundra, forests, grasslands, and deserts.

The plants and animals of each biome have traits that help them to survive in their particular biome. Plants and animals that live within smaller areas of a biome also depend on each other for survival. These smaller areas are called ecosystems. Each biome has many ecosystems.

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Types of Biomes


coral reef





taiga - coniferous forest 

temperate forest - deciduous forest


Visit a Desert - You Tube Video

Visit the Tundra - You Tube Video

Visit the Rainforest - You Tube Video

Visit the Ocean - You Tube Video

World Book Encyclopedia

World Book Encyclopedia - Click below and type the biome in the search bar.

Visit the Taiga - You Tube Video

Visit a Grassland - You Tube Video

Visit the Temperate Forest - You Tube Video

Visit the Coral Reef - You Tube Video