11 Tundra:Cold and dry. PERMAFROST. Mosses and lichen are the main vegetation. Short growing season of about 60 days. Soggy summers.10 inch of precipitation a year
12 CONIFEROUS FOREST: (A.K.A. =TAIGA, BOREAL FOREST) “Conifer” = cone Consists of EVERGREEN like pines, firs, spruces and cedars. Waxy leaves and shallow roots inch of rain. Growing season 4 months.(Why are conifers shaped the way they are? )(What benefit do conifers gain by keeping needles on all year long?)
13 DECIDUOUS FORESTTrees that drop their leaves each year. Growing season about six months. Rainfall about 30 inches per year. (Humus=rich soil)(What benefit do deciduous trees gain by loosing their leaves every year?)
14 GRASSLAND (PRAIRIES)Rich soil. Rainfall about inches. (not enough for big trees. Fires are frequent and important. Great diversity of plants, and animals. Ninety-nine percent of all prairies are now cropland. (Extinct)
15 DESERTExtremely dry with less than 10 inch of rain per year. Dominant plants are XEROPHYTES (waxy leaves, deep roots, small leaves (spines)).
16 TROPICAL RAIN FORESTWarm and humid. Abundant water supply and a long growing season. 300 inch of rain.
17 FRESH WATERLakes, ponds and streams. Important for most living things. Less than 1 percent of all water is fresh water.Where is most fresh water found?
19 MARINEThe largest Biomes. Has the most abundant and diversity of life.(different zones)
20 ESTUARIESWhere fresh water flows into salt water. Unique biome. Provides habitat for many plants and animals.Smallest biome:
21 BIOME ARTYou will produce a drawing of an assigned biome. Your illustration should include the Biotic and Abiotic features in your biome. Be sure to include the location of your biome and all the prominent features.
22 What factors affect climate? Agenda for Friday Jan 23rdFinish biomesSuccession