These sites are about deciduous, coniferous, and taiga forests and their ecosystems. Includes photographs of these forests, plus information about the climate, animals, and plants that are particular to each forest type. Find out where in the world these forests are located. Includes links to eThemes resources on threats to forests, Arbor Day, trees, and habitats.
Temperate Deciduous Forest Biome
Links on the left include what a forest is, where they are located, and what lives there.
This forest is made up of mostly coniferous trees. Links on the left have information about this biome.
Taiga or Boreal Forest
This site explains how these types of forests are found in North American and Eurasia.
Vermont: Temperate Deciduous Forest Biome
Read about this biome and what types of trees may be found here. Photographs of this biome are included. Use the number links at the bottom to see the next two pages on deciduous forests.
Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous Forest
Read about this biome or ecosystem and what its climate is like. Includes common vegetation and fauna.
Earth Floor: Taiga Biome
Read about where this type of forest is found. "Next" takes you to information about the plants and animals that live in this biome.
The Forest Biome
This site provides an overview that briefly explains the three main types of forest biomes.
Deciduous Forest Biome
See photos of the plants and animals that live in a deciduous forest. Includes a world map that shows where these forests are located.
Enchanted Learning: Temperate Deciduous Forest Animal Printouts
Learn about many different animals common to deciduous forests. Click on the animal links to print out an illustration.
Enchanted Learning: Taiga Animal Printouts
Learn about the animals found in the taiga habitat. Click on the animal links to print out an illustration.
USDA Forest Service
Learn more about the forests in the United States. Search by state name or by forest name.
University of Georgia: Recent History of Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda) and its Range Expansion
Students can learn about the natural history of the Loblolly Pine in North America.
Only You Can Prevent Wildfires
This site has games for younger children that relate to preventing forest fires.
National Geographic: Forests
Click on the "Forests Map" link on the right to see how much forest area covers North America.
National Geographic Lesson Plan: If a Tree Falls in the Forest
This lesson has students list the different products that are made from trees.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: Forests: Threats
Learn about the ecological problems facing many forests. The issues include acid rain, air pollution, logging, tree diseases, and more.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: An Overview
This resource covers the different ecosystems on our planet. Find out how these biomes differ, what characteristics make them unique, and where they are located. Includes a map of the different habitats found in Missouri and information about habitats in Utah.
eThemes Resource: Holiday: Arbor Day
These sites offer ideas and activities for celebrating Arbor Day. Includes information on the history of Arbor Day, plus interactive games, online puzzles, and hands-on crafts. Also includes general information about trees and the products that come from them.
eThemes Resource: Trees
Learn how to identify various species of trees from their leaves. Many sites focus on Missouri trees. Also find out why leaves change color in the fall. Includes a leaf cam, online games, handouts, art activities and other lessons relating to trees.
eThemes Resource: Trees: Redwoods
These sites are about redwood trees, also known as sequoias. Read about the characteristics of these tall trees and find out why they live hundreds of years. Take a virtual tour of several redwood parks. Includes photographs, illustrations, and online games and quizzes.