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Communities and Biomes
This site provides information about research in Antarctica. Follow the link to learn about what an expedition to Antarctica is like. How do you get there? What do you wear?
Coral Reef Fishes
Follow the link above to learn about the fishes of coral reefs. How many types of feeding groups are there in a coral reef? What do the fish in each group eat?
Ocean Planet, Smithsonian
The Smithsonian Institution maintains this online museum exhibit about oceans. Access the site and find out how many ways ocean habitats are being destroyed.
What's it Like Where
This site, maintained by the Missouri Botanical Garden, has a user-friendly format. Each biome section contains maps and facts specific to that biome. Choose one of the six biomes and
learn about that biome. Prepare a brief report to share with your classmates about your selected biome.
Yellowstone National Park
Part of the National Park Services' web site, this section is the official page for Yellowstone National Park. When was Yellowstone National Park founded?
Yellowstone National Park
Visit the official website of Yellowstone National Park and learn about current issues in the park. Select one of the issues and write a summary of what you learn.
Sierra Club - John Muir
This page has an extensive biography of John Muir, including a comprehensive fact sheet on his life and streaming audio clips. What are the titles of some of John Muir's books and what
are these books about?
Shades of Green: Earth's Forests
- Ecological Succession
This brief slideshow focusing on ecological succession is a portion of a larger ecology presentation. Review this site and describe three different events that can lead to ecological
Welcome to the United States Environmental Protection Agency
This is the Web site for the EPA, the government's ecology agency. Visit this site and find out how you can make your environment better. Plan a project with your class to help the environment
in your area.
Biomes of the World
This site gives a detailed overview of the different biomes of the world. Visit this site and create a showcase in your school that demonstrates the different biomes.
This site contains a Java applet that continually updates to show the current world population. You can compare today's world population with any date since January 1, 1970. What was
the world's population when you were born? How much has the world's population increased since then?
This site is provided by a nonprofit organization promoting worldwide biodiversity conservation. What is the Rapid Assessment Program?
World Resources Institute: Biodiversity
Learn what causes biodiversity loss and how it can be prevented. View the WRI nature photos of coral reef and Indonesian species.
Additional Unit Research Links
Seven Bioscience Challenges -
Articles in Bioscience
At this site, sponsored by BioScience Productions, Inc., you can explore issues such as biodiversity, the environment, genomics, biotechnology, and evolution. Choose a topic and read
some of the articles in that category. What are some of the major issues concerning biologists today? Write a report on your topic and present it to the class.