As we finish up our desert study and head into Southwest Indian tribes I wanted to separate out the desert resources from this comprehensive biome post for easier access. Below is a cut/paste from that post with a few edits.
Here is a conglomeration of resources for Biomes Studies. My plan is to just go through the different biomes using websites/resources listed here and library books. There are so many wonderful books. I will just post a few here [Note: this post contains affiliate links to books below]. I have a world biome pin map already in the geography cabinet and some cards. We also made a Biome Globe by painting over our homemade Land/Water Globe.
I think a lapbook for each that includes plants, wildlife (flora/fauna), geographical location, and climate description would be good. I already have one for grasslands printed from In the Hands of a Child and desert animals from homeschoolshare.
General Resources (or may have several biomes)(Desert specific links below)
About half-way are the areas of study for within each biome as recommended in this Montessori Geography scope and sequence:
Intro educational video:
Interactive World Biome map. Use for each biome.
Nice graph showing how temp/rain affects the biomes located in those regions:
This is a great interactive resource for each biome:
This has pages for each biome:
I *think* this is the one I used for my biome pin map. I like the clear delineations and bright colors. It would be a good guide for painting salt maps.
Interactive World Biome map (can use for each biome):
This has World maps showing specific biome locations (great to use to color in a world map for each biome study):
Enchanted Learning desert page. You can link to each biome from here. Some are free and some are not.
This takes you to short information, maps, and a few links for each biome:
Waseca has gorgeous materials. They sure are inspirational!
At the end of this Waseca document are cards - sort of Who Am I? cards that could be made into a self-correcting game/review of biomes:
Ranger Rick online:
Putting 'biome' in the search bar at homeschoolshare brings up several hits:
Photos for each biome:
The 'next' page has a really good comparison graph showing the different biomes. It also has good summaries for each biome:
Very comprehensive, informative, interactive site:
Lots of videos:
Here you can create a presentation using photos. You could also use these to make cards (the photos are creative commons)(I just double-checked this and it is now a subscription site. I'm leaving the link in case it goes free again or anyone would like to access it).
Interactive information website:
Free desert animals lapbook:
Summary of deserts:
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