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1 Do Now! What is biodiversity? What is interdependence? What are the four classifications of organisms within a biome (food web), based on how they get their energy? Provide a specific example of each. Why is biodiversity important?

2 Agenda Warm-Up (10min) Review (10min) Biomes & Biodiversity (30min) Compare & Contrast Table of NC Ecosystems NC Biome Brochure (30min) Exit Ticket (10min)

3 Biodiversity Review Biodiversity: variety of life Why important? Species and ecosystems provide essential goods and services upon which humans depend. They support our health, environment, and economies Why is lost biodiversity a concern? Our growing population and increasing consumption of resources places stress on ecosystems and their species

4 Biotic & Abiotic Factors Biotic and abiotic (living and non-living) factor interact to create different biomes Location (tilt of Earth, seasons) Amount of sunlight Climate Temperature Soil/Nutrients Precipitation (Rainfall)

5 Temperate Deciduous Forests assignment-discovery-temperate-forest-video.htm assignment-discovery-temperate-forest-video.htm What is the climate of a temperate deciduous forest? What type of vegetation? How do they adapt to the changing seasons? What types of animals? How do they adapt to the changing seasons?

6 Temperate Deciduous Forest Tilt of Earths axis creates seasons Primarily in Eastern half of US, Canada, Europe, parts of Russia, China, & Japan

7 NC: Temperate Deciduous Forest Four seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall Climate: Temperature: Hot & humid summers & short, mild winters Precipitation: rainfall year-round (wettest in summer months), high mountains receive snow in winter months Soils: most are acidic and lack nutrients Leaching-water filters nutrients through soil

8 Vegetation & Animals Vegetation: Hardwoods (oak, maple, hickory) Conifers (mostly pines) Shrubs (e.g. blueberries) Grasses & wild flowers Animals: Mammals: deer, moose, bear, raccoon, opossum, skunks Predators: fox, bobcat, lynx, wolves, mountain lions Birds: song birds & waterfowl (some migrate)

9 How is biodiversity affected? Plants and animals must develop adaptations to survive through the changing seasons Trees lose their leaves to adapt to yearly temperature changes; store energy in roots Animals migrate, hibernate and/or have reduced activity during the winter months

10 NC Biome Brochure 4 Types of Ecosystems Maritime forest Longleaf Pine Savanna Tidal Salt Marsh Spruce-Fir Forest Soils Description of 6 soil types Climate Temperature Precipitation Plant & Animal Biodiversity

11 Exit Ticket 1. What factors create a biome? 2. North Carolina is classified as what type of biome? 3. What aspects of NCs biome affect its plant and animal biodiversity? Provide at least two specific examples.


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