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2.5 Biomes Ch6 L5

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  • 1. Biomes Ch. 6 Lesson 5 pgs. B62-B75
  • 2. 1) biomes….
    • large ecosystem
    • each has its own kind of climate, soil, plants, and animals.
  • 3. 2) grasslands…
    • are biomes where grasses are the main plant life.
  • 4. 3) taiga…
    • are the lakes and ponds of a cool, forested biome.
    • birds migrate here
    • paper products come from here
  • 5. 4) tundra…
    • a cold biome of the far north.
    • ground always frozen
    • Polar bears, caribou, snowshoe hares, artic foxes, husky, and oxen
  • 6. 5) deserts…
    • is a sandy or rocky biome, with little precipitation and little plant life.
    • Sahara Desert-largest desert in world- located in Africa
  • 7. 6) deciduous forest….
    • a forest biome with many trees that lose their leaves each year.
    • Appalachian Mountains
    • rich soil-This where most people live. (cities & towns-trees have been cut down)
    • chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, and skunks
  • 8. 7) tropical rain forests…
    • are biomes are hot and humid, with a lot of rainfall. They support a wide variety of life.
    • most animals live high in the trees
    • North America & Europe have none
    • anacondas, chimpanzees, gorillas, colorful birds
  • 9. 8. ecosystems
    • freshwater – lakes, streams, rivers, ponds
    • saltwater – oceans (deep waters)
  • 10. How do humans change ecosystems?
    • hunting
    • fishing
    • pollution