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  • What are biomes? The biosphere is divided into major areas called biomes .
  • BIOMES
    • A biome is determined mainly by its climate-like temperature and rainfall.
    • Each biome has a different climate, which, in turn, affects the soil.
    • The earth’s land areas are divided into 6 major biomes.
  • 1. TUNDRA
    • Bitterly cold and covered with snow and ice.
    • Ground remains permanently frozen (permafrost).
    • Only certain small plants such as mosses and grasses can grow.
    • Some animals like reindeer and foxes move in during the growing season.
  • Tundra
  • 2. CONIFEROUS FOREST
    • Confers = cone-bearing trees (pines, fir)
    • Cold climate
    • Dense forests (tree tops block out a lot of sunlight)
    • Grasses, small trees cannot grow – only some shrubs, ferns and mosses thrive.
    • Animals such as squirrels, moose, birds, and insects live here.
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  • 3. DECIDUOUS FOREST
    • Maples and oaks – shed leaves in Fall.
    • Thrive in moderate climates.
    • Summers may be hot and winters may be cold.
    • Receive a good supply of water.
    • Dense forests
    • Provides habitats for many animals.
  • Deciduous forest in Winter
  • Deciduous forest in Spring
  • Deciduous forest in Fall
  • 4. TROPICAL RAIN FOREST
    • Very warm and very moist all the time.
    • Receives plenty of sunlight and rain.
    • Excellent for plant growth and soil development.
    • Plants grow thick and tall.
    • Found in areas near the equator.
    • Support more plant life and animal species than any other biome.
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  • 5. GRASSLANDS
    • Mostly grass!
    • Temperatures similar to deciduous forest.
    • Do not receive much rainfall – enough rain to support grasses but not trees.
    • Excellent for grazing animals.
    • Soil is very rich.
    • Wheat and corn grow here.
    • Home for many small, burrowing animals.
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  • 6. DESERT
    • Very dry; receives very little rainfall.
    • Very hot during the day, cold at night.
    • Soil is very dry and poor.
    • Only a few kinds of plants grow in the desert.
    • Very few animals can survive in the desert.
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