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Habitat: Forests Discuss this eTheme.

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.

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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.
This site explains how these types of forests are found in North American and Eurasia.
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.
Read about this biome or ecosystem and what its climate is like. Includes common vegetation and fauna.
Read about where this type of forest is found. "Next" takes you to information about the plants and animals that live in this biome.
This site provides an overview that briefly explains the three main types of forest biomes.
See photos of the plants and animals that live in a deciduous forest. Includes a world map that shows where these forests are located.
Learn about many different animals common to deciduous forests. Click on the animal links to print out an illustration.
Learn about the animals found in the taiga habitat. Click on the animal links to print out an illustration.
Learn more about the forests in the United States. Search by state name or by forest name.
Students can learn about the natural history of the Loblolly Pine in North America.
This site has games for younger children that relate to preventing forest fires.
Click on the "Forests Map" link on the right to see how much forest area covers North America.
This lesson has students list the different products that are made from trees.
Learn about the ecological problems facing many forests. The issues include acid rain, air pollution, logging, tree diseases, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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