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Habitat: Ponds and Lakes

These sites focus on ponds and lakes. Find out what plants and animals thrive in these ecosystems. Includes a story about a frog living in a pond, tips on pond dipping, and a mathematical formula for calculating the surface acreage of ponds. Also learn about energy pyramids, nitrogen and carbon cycles, and biotic and abiotic factors. There are links to eThemes Resources on the water cycle and habitats.


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Choose "Ponds and Lakes" and then use the links on the left to learn what this biome is like and what animals live there.
This site from Canada tells about lakes and their physical environment. After selecting a chapter, use the links at left to pick a topic.
Print out these pages about different animals that live in and around ponds.
This online story tells about the life of a frog living in a pond.
This Scholastic online cyberhunt has kids answer pond questions to complete a crossword. This can be printed out.
This 64-page PDF file has tips on managing a pond in Missouri. Includes lots of valuable information about ponds.
Here are several games based on pond life and the energy pyramid.
This lesson plan challenges students to explore how abiotic factors affect the biotic community in a pond.
Read an encyclopedia entry about the nitrogen cycle. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Read an encyclopedia entry about the carbon cycle. NOTE: The site includes ads.
These sites explain the water cycle and include the topics of evaporation, precipitation, and condensation. Watch animated movies and view several diagrams explaining the cycle. There is a word search and a quiz. Includes links to eThemes Resources on water cycle experiments and Missouri's springs.
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. There are links to eThemes Resources on specific habitats and animal food chains, plus an eMINTS WebQuest.

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