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  • 1. Biomes Tropical Rainforest Tundra Deciduous Forest Desert
  • 2. Tropical Rainforest
    • Animals
    • Plants
    • Climate
    • Landscape
    • Movie Clip
    Main Page
  • 3. Animals of the Tropical Rainforest
    • Chimpanzee
      • Have strong body and long limbs, with their arms being longer than their legs
    • Flying Dragon
      • Flys from tree to tree on wing like flaps
    • Indian Cobra
      • Large, highly poisonous snake that can defend itself from a distance by spitting venom
    Main Page Rainforest Main Page
  • 4. Plants of the Tropical Rainforest
    • Bengal Bamboo
      • Common Name: Spineless Indian Bamboo
      • Fast growing; it is full grown in 2-3 months at about 40-80 feet
    • Jambu
      • Common Name: Watery Rose Apple
      • Produces a small fruit that has a thin, shiny skin varying in color from white to light red
    • Strangler Fig
      • Common Name: Banyan Tree
      • Canopy tree that grows to about 148 feet
      • New trees begin in the crooks of old tree and eventually kill the host tree
    Main Page Rainforest Main Page
  • 5. Climate of the Tropical Rainforest
    • Very wet
    • Rain falls year round adding up to 80-400 inches of precipitation a year
    • Temperature ranges between 70-85 degrees F all year
    Main Page Rainforest Main Page
  • 6. Landscape of the Tropical Rainforest
    • Located near the Equator, with the majority in Latin America
    • The plants in the rainforest need lots of rain and warm temps., otherwise they would all die.
    • There are four layers of the rainforest: the forest floor, the under story, the canopy, and the emergent layer.
    Main Page Rainforest Main Page
  • 7. Tundra
    • Animals
    • Plants
    • Climate
    • Landscape
    • Movie Clip
    Main Page
  • 8. Animals of the Tundra
    • Arctic Fox
      • Small, white fox that lives farther north than any other land animal
    • Arctic Hare
      • White in color
      • Resembles a rabbit with huge hind feet
    • Caribou
      • Medium-sized member of the deer family
      • Caribou are herbivores
    Main Page Tundra Main Page
  • 9. Plants of the Tundra
    • Arctic Willow
      • Common Name: Rock Willow
      • Forms a pesticide to keep insects away during the growth season
    • Bearberry
      • Common Name: Fox berry
      • Low growing plant so that it can stay out of the wind chill
    • Labrador Tea
      • Common Name: St. James's Tea
      • Bees are attracted to the flower, but animals do not eat them because they are said to be slightly poisonous.
    Main Page Tundra Main Page
  • 10. Climate of the Tundra
    • The tundra is the coldest of all the biomes.
    • Extremely low temperatures
    • Little precipitation
    Main Page Tundra Main Page
  • 11. Landscape of the Tundra
    • Frozen, windy, desert-like plains in the Arctic
    • Permafrost, a layer of frozen subsoil, covers the ground
    • Short growing season that lasts for only 50 to 60 days.
    • Located in the far north of Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Europe, and Russia
    Main Page Tundra Main Page
  • 12. Deciduous Forest
    • Animals
    • Plants
    • Climate
    • Landscape
    • Movie Clip
    Main Page
  • 13. Animals of the Deciduous Forest
    • Bald Eagle
      • Large bird of prey
      • Symbol of the United States
    • Brown Bear
      • Large bear with muscular hump on its shoulders
    • Squirrels
      • Rodents with hairy tails and strong hind legs
    Main Page Deciduous Main Page
  • 14. Plants of the Deciduous Forest
    • American Beech
      • Common Name: White Beech, Winter Beech
      • Favors the shade more than other trees
    • Common Lime
      • Common Name: Lime Tree
      • Produces fragrant and nectar producing flowers
    • Guelder Rose
      • Common Name: Snowball Tree
      • Fruit is edible in small quantities, and can be used to make jelly
    Main Page Deciduous Main Page
  • 15. Climate of the Deciduous Forest
    • Cool and rainy
    • Climate caused mainly by the wind in the solar atmosphere
    • Has all four seasons
    • 32 inches of precipitation per year
    Deciduous Main Page Main Page
  • 16. Landscape of the Deciduous Forest
    • Dense forest
    • Soft soil
    • Located throughout the world
    Deciduous Main Page Main Page
  • 17. Desert
    • Animals
    • Plants
    • Climate
    • Landscape
    • Movie Clip
    Main Page
  • 18. Animals of the Desert
    • Dingo
      • Descendent of the dog, so they look very similar to dogs, they feed on large animals such as sheep and rabbits.
    • Sidewinder
      • Has a horn-like projection over its eyes
      • Travels by moving its body side-ways
    • Mouse-tailed Bat
      • About 2-3 inches long
      • They feed on insects. During the cool season they store fat and sleep until the cold has passed.
    Main Page Desert Main Page
  • 19. Plants of the Desert
    • Barrel Cactus
      • Common Name: Compass Cactus
      • When it rains it expands in order to store the absorbed water. During dry times it shrinks as it uses the stored water.
    • Desert Paintbrush
      • Common Name: Northwestern Paintbrush
      • Has red to orange flower like tips, it grows about 4 to 16 inches with leaves about 1-2 in. long
    • Zygocactus
      • Common Name: Christmas Cactus
      • Can grow up to 6 ft tall and during the winter has small bright red fruit.
    Main Page Desert Main Page
  • 20. Climate of the Desert
    • Less than 10 inches of precipitation per year
    • Temperature can reach over 100 degrees F during the day and fall to 40-50 degrees F at night
    • The hottest places in the world because it absorbs more heat
    Main Page Desert Main Page
  • 21. Landscape of the Desert
    • Ground is covered in Sand
    • Very little plant life
    • Little or no water, such as lakes
    Main Page Desert Main Page