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S: Biomes

BC: Use this as a study tool IN ADDITION to your own notes

FC: Biomes

1: Biomes are complex communities of organisms living under specific conditions | Limiting factors, such as food, water, and shelter control the amount of life that can exist. If you change the limiting factors, you change the amount of life. | Look through the different biomes. Make sure you can identify key characteristics of each biome. Also, make sure you can describe the adaptation each animal has.

2: Tundra | - Low precipitation, as little as 10 inches a year - Average temperature is -18 degrees Farenheit - Plants are mostly lichens and mosses - The ground is permanently frozen creating a layer of permafrost

3: Despite the way it looks, the arctic tundra is not a barren wasteland. It may be cold all year long, but it still hosts life to over a thousand different plants and numerous animals. | Look at the following pictures of plants and animals- think about what adaptations these animals have to help them survive in their biome.

4: Lichens | Polar Bear

5: Arctic Hare | Caribou

6: Grasslands | -Found throughout the world -Mostly grasses and shrubs, but some trees -Drought and frequent fires prevent forests from growing - Receive between 10-40 inches of rain - Have a growing season, which is warm, and a dormant season, which is cold - There are different types of grasslands

7: Temperate Grasslands Example: Parts of the US | Temperature ranges from 40-80 degrees.

8: Temperate Grasslands Example: Parts of the US | Yellow Cone Flower | Coyote

9: Bobcat | Bluestream Grass | Grey Hare | Golden Eagle

10: This grassland has a rainy season and a dry season. Temperatures range from 50-90 degrees fahrenheit. | Tropical Grassland Example: African Savanna | Zebra

11: African Elephant | Gazelle | Giraffe

12: Taiga | - A very cold biome, just south of the tundra - Many animals hibernate or migrate south during the frigid winters - Summers and humid and wet - Where evergreens come from- trees with needles that don't die in the cold - Precipitation falls as snow in the winter and rain in the summer

13: Look at a conifer. Notice all the adaptations it has to survive. | Cone shape prevents breakage from snow | Needles covered in wax to hold in moisture | Needle shaped leave don't hold snow

14: Ermine in summer | Taiga in summer | Grizzly Bear

15: Ermine in winter | Taiga in winter | Moose

16: Deciduous Forest | - Receives 50-100 inches of rainfall a year - Has 4 distinct season; leaves fall off trees during winter - Some animals hibernate during winter and live off the land the other seasons

17: Oak Tree | Beech Tree

18: Cardinal | White Tailed Deer | Great Grey Owl | Chipmunk

19: Hedgehog | Golden rod | American Toad | Lily of the Valley

20: Rainforest | - Receive between 50-250 inches of rainfall a year - Warm, humid climate year round - Has different layers, each with unique plants and animals - Only covers 6% of the earth, but contains over half of the world's species! - The richest environment for flora and fauna (plants and animals) - Many medicines come from plants in the rainforest - Always close to the equator -

21: Forest Floor: little sunlight, lots of decay | Corpse Flower Literally smells like a rotting corpse; blooms every 20 years! Can grow to 6ft! | Giant Anteater

22: Understudy: lots of insects, flora and fauna | Jaguar | Poisonous Dart Frog

23: Canopy: gets the most sunlight | Toucan | Reticulated Python (biggest snake in the world!)

24: D | D | Desert | - A desert is defined by its precipitation, not its temperature; that means there can be cold deserts - Low average rainfall, as little as 1.5 cm a year! - Any plants that can survive need methods to store water and nutrients over long periods - Many animals burrow to escape the heat

25: Aloe Vera | Succulents

26: Jerboa

27: Camel

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  • Title: Biomes
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