Category Archives: biomes

Good Old Trees

The oldest living trees are older than you might think!


This one is in Sweden.

The oldest in the US?

Methuselah, a bristlecone pine tree from California’s White Mountains, is thought to be almost 5,000 years old—and the oldest non-clonal tree in the world. The exact location of the gnarled, twisted Methuselah is a Forest Service secret, for its protection (that might not be it above).Apr 26, 2014″

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=29879

North America Study

For Countries:

1. Country reports is a good place to start

2. So is Culture Grams

3. Kids know it

4. Ducksters: (no password required)

http://www.ducksters.com/geography/country/mexico.php

http://www.ducksters.com/geography/country/canada.php

Ask your teacher for the username and password

For the 50 States:

1. http://www.50states.com/ has trees, birds, songs, famous people, maps…everything you could ask for.

2.

Other interesting stories:

1. Did you know that the polar bear capital of the world is in Canada?

2. You could make your own map of the bears of North America:

http://geology.com/stories/13/bear-areas/

bear-areas-map-1

or make your own biome map!

All about biomes:

1. http://www.bioexpedition.com/biomes/

2. http://www.bioexpedition.com/wetland-biome/

More resources for teachers:

http://www.mapsfortheclassroom.com/site/

South America Biomes

Pampas of South America

http://www.exploringnature.org/db/detail.php?dbID=44&detID=571

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/pampas_animal_page.htm

Pantanal

http://www.brazil.org.za/pantanal.html#.VIyZWGTF8rM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/pantanal/

Blue footed Booby

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/blue-footed-booby/

http://www.nwf.org/Kids/Ranger-Rick/Animals/Birds/Blue-Footed-Boobies.aspx

Resources for teachers

In my classroom, we have a set of Biome readers:

1. http://wasecabiomes.org/collections/all

Using Metal Insets in the classroom:

1. http://teachingfromatacklebox.blogspot.com/2012/06/preparation-for-handwriting-form.html

2. http://tothelesson.blogspot.com/2011/08/remembering-metal-insets.html

3. file:///Users/PMA/Downloads/More%20than%20Metal%20Insets%201.pdf

4. http://www.infomontessori.com/language/written-language-metal-insets.htm

5. https://childmontessori.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/metal-insets-for-children-writing/

Maps:

1. MN DNR lets you create maps and they have many of state animals:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/index.html

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/mcbs/herp_maps/salamander_maps_ecs.pdf