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Do Now What do you think of when you think of polar bears? You probably imagine them in a snow-covered setting. Why don’t polar bears live in the desert? Talk with your team and be prepared to share your answer with the class.
Biome – a large area characterized by its climate and the plants and animals that live in the area.
Biomes Only refers to a VERY LARGE AREA Ecosystems Can refer to a small area to a very large area However, BOTH biomes and ecosystems have biotic and abiotic factors!
Forest Biomes- found in areas that have mild temperature and plenty of rain Three types of Forest Biome 1.Deciduous forest 2.Coniferous forest 3.Tropical Rainforest
Temperate Deciduous Forests Deciduous means “to fall off” Leaves change color, leaves fall off Deciduous trees shed their leaves to save water during the winter or during the dry season. Animals that live in Temperate Deciduous Forests are bears, snakes, woodpeckers. Climate Average Yearly Rainfall 29.5 to 49 inches Average Temperature: Summer: 82 F Winter: 43F
Coniferous Forests Animals that live in Coniferous Forests are: squirrels, insects, deer, moose, porcupines Conifers produce seeds in cones. They have special leaves that are shaped like needles. The leaves have a thick, waxy coating. Evergreen trees – trees that stay green all year long and do not lose all of their leaves Average Yearly Rainfall: 14 to 29.5 inches Average Temperature: Summer: 57 F Winter 14 F
Tropical Rain Forests Have more kinds of plants and animals than any other land biome. Some animals live on the ground but most live in the canopy or treetops. Soil is thin and poor so roots of trees are above-ground and vines grow up the tree trunks to reach the light. Animals that live in Tropical Rain Forests are birds (over 1,400 species ), butterflies, monkeys Climate Average Yearly Rainfall Up to 157.5 inches Average Temperature: Summer: 93 F Winter: 68F
Temperate Grasslands Include grasses and other flowering plants, have few trees Fires, drought, and grazing prevent the growth of trees and shrubs. Animals that live in Temperature Grasslands are: prairie dogs, mice, bison Climate Average Yearly Rainfall 10 to 29.5 inches Average Temperature: Summer: 86 F Winter: 32F
Savannas A grassland that has scattered clumps of trees and seasonal rain Found in Africa, India, and South America Animals that live in Savannas are: Zebras, elephants, giraffes and wildebeests. Climate Average Yearly Rainfall 59 inches Average Temperature: Dry Season: 93 F Wet Season: 61F
Deserts A biome that is very dry and very hot. Plants and animals have special adaptations to live in the dry, hot climate. Animals that live in Deserts are: Snakes, spadefoot toad, desert tortoises Climate Average Yearly Rainfall LESS than 10 inches Average Temperature: Summer: 100 F Winter: 45F
Tundra Animals that live in Tundra are: caribou, insects, birds, musk, oxen, wolves Biome that is a treeless plain with very cold temperatures and little rainfall Found in the Arctic, Antarctic, or on the tops of mountains Two types: POLAR TUNDRA and ALPINE TUNDRA Average Yearly Rainfall: 12 to 20 inches Average Temperature: Summer: 54 F Winter -15 F
Do Now What is a biome? Name the 7 land biomes.
Land Biome Project Create a flip chart including the following information: Name on the label Describe the biome Describe the climate Name the abiotic and biotic factors in the biome Draw a picture representing your biome