A water biome is an area of water characterized by types of plants and animals which inhabit the area. IS THE WATER - Fresh or salty? Deep or shallow? Still or moving? Warm or cold? These questions related to water are prime factors in determining what type of life can thrive.
There are several short videos available which each focus on a different water biome from Untamed Science - a website with many quality introductory science videos for kids. If you cover science its worth checking out. (Not all the videos below are from Untamed Science.)
Streams and Rivers
Wetlands Biome (3 min)
Streams and Rivers (4 min)
Intertidal Biome (7 min)
Coral Reef Biome (7 min)
The Deep Sea (6 min)
Hydrothermal Vents (6 min)
Biomes we Explored
At home and on vacation, we always try to pay attention to plants and animals in different biomes.
Barnacles stuck to a rock
Just talking to the kids about experience with other biomes in conjunction with watching the videos really made them understand the differences.
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