A forest is a land area that is populated mainly by trees. Forest are important ecosystems and are very common on Earth. Forest's help produce oxygen that all living things need to breathe. There are many types of forest including tropical rain forests, deciduous forests and coniferous forests. Forests are filled with not only trees but plants and animals that depend on the forest biome to live.

A biome is a large naturally occurring community of plants and animals occupying a large habitat for example of forest or tundra. Biomes I typically defined by their claimant and dominant vegetation including grassland, tundra, desert, rain forest, and forests. A desert biome is great for a heat loving blizzard but a koala bear needs leafy greens of a forest biome. A biome is different than an ecosystem, a biome can be made up of many ecosystems.

Habitats are places where plants and animals live. A habitat will provide food and water and shelter to the inhabitants. There are many different types of habitats around the world from humid hot forests to vast grasslands, from icy mountain slopes to the hottest deserts. Different habitats are home to different animals. Every organism has certain habitat needs to thrive. I habitat isn't always just based on a geographical area it can be the interior of a rotten log, a clump of loss or a single cell within a host body. Habitats can change over time because of an earthquake, a tsunami, a wildfire or because of human activities like clear-cutting forests. 

Forest Games

Star in a story with Smoky the Bear activity

Fun Classroom Games with Trees

The Forest Hunter Blue Planet

Forest Fire prevention Quiz for kids

Life in the Forest Biome Habitat game

Ecosystem Showdown Forest Habitat  game

Biodiversity Forest Biome Games

World Biomes - Savannas


HowStuffWorks Videos "Survival Zone - Food and Water In the Savanna"

Animal Adaptation in the African Savannas

Types of land - plains

African Savanna game

Virtual Treehouse in the Rainforest interactive game

Jewels of the Earth - Rainforest interactive game

Track it Back - rainforest interactive game

Jungle Rangers

Play Amazon Explorer

Clara and the Armadillo - online rainforest story for kids

Manny Manatee and the Mystery of the Murky Water - online rainforest story for kids

What are the layers of the rainforest, and who lives there?

The Amazon Interactive

cosystem game

Erosion Game

How Mountains and rivers form with erosion

Biodiversity Environment for the classroom

Biodiversity - Everything Counts!

Dandy the Cave Explorer Game

Simple Identification Guide for: Life in the Pond

Water Safari life in the pond game

Ecosystem game

Fishing game

Bass Fishing Games like Asteroids

Fish, Coral, Marine Animals

Science Games





Shape it Up - Erosion activity

Weathering and Erosion from Study Jams (video)

Science Games

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format


Pond Life

Science Games





Under the Sea