Presentation on theme: "Terrestrial Biomes Honors Biology Polar n Where Located: N. & S. Poles, Antartica n Temperature/Rainfall: < 10 cm n Unique Fact: Earth’s coldest extreme,"— Presentation transcript:
Grassland/Savanna n Where Located: Central US (Prairies), S.America (Pampas), Africa (Savanna, Veldt) n Temperature/Rainfall: 100 cm n Unique Fact: Largest land biome (1/4 of land surface), transition betw desert & rain forest
Grassland/Savanna n Types of Plants: n Grasses n Wildflowers n Types of Animals: n Zebra n Elephants n Prairie Dogs n Bison
Desert n Where Located: N. Africa, SW US, Saudi Arabia n Temperature/Rainfall: < 25 cm n Unique Fact: Plant adaptations-deep tap roots, store water ; Animal adaptations- glycerol as antifreeze, burrow
Desert n Types of Plants: n Saguaro Cactus n Joshua Tree n Types of Animals: n Reptiles n Roadrunner n Jack Rabbit
Tropical Rain Forest n Where Located: Brazil (largest), S. Asia n Temperature/Rainfall: 300 cm n Unique Fact: 3 layers- canopy, understory, forest floor, home to more spp than any other biome, soil not nutrient-rich
Tropical Rain Forest n Types of Plants: n Rubber tree n Orchids n Vanilla plants n Banana trees n Types of Animals: n Monkeys n Macaws n Insects n Leopard/cats
Biome Quiz n This biome is also known as the “treeless biome”? n Plants & animals must adapt to extreme heat & cold in this biome? n This biome contains mainly trees with needle leaves & cones? n This biome contains more species than any other?
Biome Quiz n This biome is typically a transition between rain forest & desert? n The Earth’s coldest extreme? n This biome receives less than 25 cm of rain annually?