S: The Earth Major Terrestial Biomes
FC: The Earth's Major Terrestrial Biomes By Charmaine Rosser
1: Table of Content 1. Tropical Rain forest 6. Tundra 2. Savannah 7. Mountain 3. Temperate 8.Aquatic Community 4. Desert *freshwater,marine, 5. Taiga estuaries
2: Tropical Rainforest | Densed tree areas with huge precipitation. These areas are located near the equator.
3: *Grassy lands *Wet /Dry precipitation *Winter/Summer Seasons | Savanna | *Large Areas for grazing *Animal herding * Forty-six percent of Africa land mass
4: Temperate Biome Temperate biome usually having four distinct seasons, and various trees.
5: Desert | The desert is the driest biome on Earth. It's precipitation is very low and every few animals as well as plants live there. Twenty percent of the earth is a sandy desert.
6: Taiga Taiga is the world’s largest biome, located south of the tundra. It consist of cold winters, cone-bearing evergreen trees, and dense forests.
7: Tundra Tundra is cold, dry, treeless biome. It has a short growing season, permafrost, and winters that can be six to nine months long. Tundra is separated into two types: arctic tundra and alpine tundra.
8: Mountain | Mountains cover twenty percent of the earth. The higher the altitude the colder the surface area. Most areas are windy .
9: Aquatic | Community | Community | Aquatic
10: Freshwater The variety of freshwater biomes are creeks,ponds, rivers,streams, lakes, wetlands, and waterfalls. Freshwater has low amounts of salt, but can contain sediments.
11: Marine | Is the worlds oceans which are Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and the Southern. It's the largest container of salt water.
12: Estuaries | Lake and streams merge with the ocean. | The areas has low/high tides with various animals that can adapt to salt and freshwater.
13: Standard S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments. e. Describe the characteristics of Earth’s major terrestrial biomes (i.e. tropical rain forest, savanna, temperate, desert, taiga, tundra, and mountain) and aquatic communities (i.e. freshwater, estuaries, and marine)