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Habitat: Grasslands

These sites have information about the different types of grassland habitats found throughout the world. Includes savannas, prairies, and steppes. Learn more about the climate and wildlife that are found in these ecosystems. There is also information about grasslands in Missouri and Utah. Includes eThemes Resources on habitats overview and prairie lands.


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Choose a topic on the left to read about grasslands. Learn about the types of grasslands and the animals that live there.
The text, photo, and map are about the temperate grasslands. Includes the climate, vegetation, and fauna. A link to "Prairies" is included.
Read about the savannas, temperate grasslands, and steppes.
Read about the different types of prairies. The "Plants and Animals That Live in the Prairie" link shows more about Wisconsin prairies and the wildlife found there. The underlined words are links to information about that plant type.
Information for children about animals that live in savannas. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Information for children about animals that live in prairies. NOTE: This site contains ads.
See photos and read about how plants and animals adapt to life in the savannas. Click on "Next" at the bottom to advance to the next page.
This site has a brief description of the prairie, steppe, and savanna grasslands. There is also a map of the world's biomes and images of grasslands. NOTE: This site contains a banner ad.
Learn why Missouri's hay prairies are important for wildlife.
Click on the "Prairie" or "Glade" link under the "Quick Search" heading in the sidebar on the left to view news about conservation projects in Missouri's prairies and glades.
Here is a nice overview of the climate and vegetation in steppe regions. Included are photos of this habitat.
Learn more about the prairie ecosystem and some of its animals. Includes information about an endangered species, the black-footed ferret. Click on the "Kits and Kids" link for some classroom handouts.
Here are several lesson plans/activities about prairies. Includes handouts and video clips.
Click on a picture to learn about grassland plants and where to find them in UK.
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.
There sites have information about prairie lands in Missouri. Topics include conservation, ecosystem, animals, plants, preservation, geographic locations, and climate conditions of Missouri prairie lands. Includes printable maps and an online game. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Grasslands.

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