2What is a Biome? Environment Land Water Plants Animals This is a biome map. What type of map it? What does it tell you?
3Tropical Rain ForestReceives high levels of precipitation, inches a yearTemperatures, degrees FTall trees, canopyThin soil, lacks nutrientsAnimals live in tree branches – monkeys, birds, insectsReview what precipitation is: any form of water that falls to the earth
4DesertReceives very little precipitation, less than 10 inches annually – dryPoor soil, little organic matterSupports little lifeCacti, birds, snakes, rodents, big horn sheep
5Temperate Deciduous Forest Temperatures are moderatePrecipitation year roundMany deciduous treesRich soil – lots of organic matterDeer, birds, fox, squirrel, earthworms
6Grassland Area covered with grass Not enough precipitation to support trees, more than 10 inches a yearFertile and deep top soil – good farmland, wheatBison, cattle, sheep, horses
7Chaparral Temperate shrub land Cool, rain in winter Hot summers Very little rainPoor soil, precipitationleaches the soilShort woody plants withsimple evergreen leavesFlammable – fire helps seed germinateGreat horned owl, chipmunks, lizards