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Biomes

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

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