This website describes the various biomes and why some scientists think there are more than 5. The good: On the homepage of this site, there is a 3 minute video that is great to watch. It has general, introductory information on biomes throughout the world. Below the video are links within the site that define each biome in more detail. The bad: The site is a little difficult to navigate. The long paragraphs make it more difficult to use. The information is all there, but the layout makes it hard to find it. Overall: If a person took the time to navigate through the site, they will find almost everything they need on a project on biomes.
This website defines and describes seven different biomes. This site uses a map to show where the various biomes are located. The good: There are links to all seven biomes. Within the links, the website answers many questions we are asking about biomes. The site also contains interesting facts about each biome. The bad: Although each biome is defined pretty well, the site does not have much information on the animals and plants that thrive within the biome. Overall: This site is helpful in showing where the biomes are located on a map and giving some very interesting facts about the individual biomes.
Enchanted Learning is a great resource for information on biomes. The good: This website includes great, easy-to-read, links with a lot of information about each biome and the plants and animals included in the biomes. Each link opens to its own page, so it makes it easy to navigate the site. This site also includes many maps which outline where the biomes are located. The bad: The site does not have A LOT of detailed information about the plants or animals. It gives a short summary of each, but it will be necessary to go to other sites for information on those. Overall: This site is a great starting point for a project on biomes. It gives enough information to get a person started, but it is not detailed enough to work create an entire project.
Some people believe there are only 5 major biomes, others believe there are many more. This site talks about 13 different biomes. The good: This website is useful because it not only shows the major terrestrial and aquatic biomes, it defines each one, provides detailed information about the plants and animals in each one, and provides more websites to visit for more information. This site also provides information on how people impact the biomes. The bad: There is not a lot to say that is bad about this site. However, some of the links to other resource websites do not work. But, most of them do. Overall: This is an excellent resource for a project on biomes. It provides a lot of the needed details on the plants and animals within various biomes.