The learning intention is to help
students familiarize themselves with the
different terrestrial biomes around the
world. Our quest is to identify
characteristics of different biomes to
find the most suitable one for the
fictional organism “grolly mahoot”
• Water: Less than 10” per year and a
very high evaporation rate
• Temperature: hot or cold
• Soil: poor
• Plants: Sparse with succulents like
cactus, some trees
• Animals: Few, mostly insects,
arachnids,reptiles and birds. Majority
-Climate consists of warm, wet summers
followed by cold, dry winters with
-Vegetation is dominated by grass species
and bulbous plants
-Often characterised by the presence of
-Also known as prairies, pampas, or
• 1.Extremely cold climate
• 2.Low biotic diversity
• 3.Simple vegetation
• 4.Limitation of drainage
• 5.Short season of growth
• 6.Energy and nutrients in
the form of dead organic
The tropical rain forest is a forest of tall trees in a region of year-
round warmth. An average of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.)
of rain falls yearly.Rain forests belong to the tropical wet climate
group. The temperature in a rain forest rarely gets higher than 93
ｰ F (34 ｰ C) or drops below 68 ｰ F (20 ｰ C); average humidity is
between 77 and 88%; rainfall is often more than 100 inches a
year. There is usually a brief season of less rain.. Almost all rain
forests lie near the equator.
• Taiga is the Russian word for forest and is the largest biome in the
world. It stretches over Eurasia and North America. The taiga is
located near the top of the world, just below the tundra biome. The
winters in the taiga are very cold with only snowfall. The summers are
warm, rainy, and humid. A lot of coniferous trees grow in the taiga.
The taiga is also known as the boreal forest. Did you know that Boreal
was the Greek goddess of the North Wind? The taiga doesn't have as
many plant and animal species as the tropical or the deciduous forest
biomes. It does have millions of insects in the summertime. Birds
migrate there every year to nest and feed.
• Deciduous forests have a moderate climate. They
have four seasons, summer, spring, fall, and winter.
They have 4-6 months of summer. They get 75-150
centimeters of rain per year.
• Deciduous forests are found in North America,
Europe, and Asia. They are found mostly around
0-50 degrees north latitude.
• Within your group, make a list of
questions you may have to find out
which biome is best suitable for the
• Research and Share all about
Aquatic Biomes and create your
own fictional aquatic organism
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