6TUNDRA: Fact sheetLocated at latitudes around the north and the south pole.Little precipitation- less than 25 cm/yr.Covered with ice most of the year.Winters are 6 to 9 months long/ summers are short.Covered with permafrost (permanently frozen soil)
11Taiga Biome Located at latitudes between 50 – 60 degrees north. Precipitation between cm each year.Covered with cone bearing trees called coniferous trees. Very similar to pine treesVery long cold winters that last more than 5-6 months.No permafrost. The ground thaws!!
19Temperate Deciduous Forest Located at latitudes below 50 degrees North.Have four seasons each year. Summer, Spring, Winter, and FallPrecipitation ranges between cm/ yr.Winters are cool and summers are warm.Covered with deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves).Found in the eastern United States
24Tropical Rain Forest Located near the equator. Average rainfall 200 to 225 cm/ yr.Warm temperatures most of the year- hot and humid climate.Contains over 700 species of trees and 1000 species of flowering plants.Contains the most variety of animal species compared to every other habitat.Most of the world’s medicine comes from the rain forest
29Grassland Biome Precipitation between 25 and 75 cm/yr. Covered with communities of grasses.Have large root systems that can withstand drought conditions.Rich and fertile soil.Home to grazing animals and farmland.
34Desert Biome Driest biome on earth. Less than 25 cm of rain per year. Located near 30 degree North and South latitude .Animals and plants have special adaptations for survival.Rain is quickly drained away or evaporated.