a cold and snowy biome with lots of conifers
a biome with a temperate climate and trees with broad leaves
a biome that is hot and humid and the seasons change very little and there are many different kinds of plants and animals
a biome where it is cold and there is little precipitation. A layer of permafrost is on the top layer of the ground in this biome.
a biome with lots of grasses and the animals hide in the grasses. Uneven precipitation and warm summers are characteristic of this biome
Where is the tundra located?
at the top of the world around the North Pole
large amounts of plant life provide habitatsfor many species of animals in the _____________________________biome
What are the 4 layers in the tropical forests?
emergent layer, canopy, under story, and forest floor
sleep in the day and hunts at night
Where do animals get water if they never drink the water?
seed and plants
What are the challenges facing animals in the desert?
there is not much water and the weather is hot and dry
Why does the rain that falls in the desert evaporate quickly?
the heat of the hot hot sun turns it into a gas
What are the cool deserts like?
They are hot during the summer, cold during the winter, and sometimes known to get snow.
Deserts can have_____________.
extreme hear-extreme dryness, cold nights and sudden flash floods
What must animals in the desert survive?
They must survive extreme heat, searing sun, and a lack of water.
What are the main kinds of plants in the grassland?
What are some animals that live in the grassland biome?
insects, zebras, elephants, and giraffes
Air Pressure is high when the weather is __________.
cold and dry
Drizzle differs from rain in that the droplets are _____________.
smaller than 0.02 inches
What are some plants that live in the Propical Rain Forest?
driptips, mangroves, bamboo, banana
What are some animals that live in the Tropical Rain Forest?
chimpanzee, common tree shrew, gorilla
Where is the Tropical Rain Forest located?
a little in the USA, in Africa, and South America
What is the climate like in the Tropical Rain Forest?
the average temperature is 70-85 degrees F. The precipatation is 80-400 inches per year.
About how much of the Earth's animals and plants live in the Tropical Rain Forest?
1/2 of the Earth's plants and animals
What is the climate like in the Tundra?
It receives an average of 10 inches precipitation per year. The average annual temperature is 10-20 degress F.
gets less than 10 inches of precipitation per year; may be hot or cold; has a rocky or sandy soil; plants adapt by storing water; many animals are nocturnal, so they are not moving around during the hot days, and the animals that live there don't need much water to stay alive
What kind of trees are in the deciduous forest?
Broad leaf trees like oaks & maples
trees and shrubs that shed their leaves at the end of the growing season in the fall
free from extremes of weather or climate
What happened to the bison in the grassland?
They were hunted and killed almost to extinction for their heavy thick fur.
What does the deciduous forest look like in the winter?
It is usually covered with a blanket of snow and all of the deiciduous trees have lost their leaves.
What causes the seasons to change in a biome?
The tilt of the Earth on its axis causes the Earth to either be closer or further from the sun. The closer a hemisphere is to the sun the warmer the season is. The further the hemisphere is from the sun, the cooler or colder that hemisphere is.
What 2 biomes blend at camp Goddard?
the deciduous forest and the grassland
What does the weather of a biome mean?
it is the day to day temperature and precipitation
What does the climate of a ciome mean?
It is the average temperature and precipitation of an area for a year.
How many seasons does the deciduous forest have?
it has 4 seasons: winter, spring, summer & fall or autumn
what is the most common tree in a taiga?
a conifer (a tree that has pine cones)
this is a warm, wet biome where plants keep their leaves all year. The most different types of plants and animals live in this biome.
What are the layers of the rainforest biome?
There are 4 layers: emergent layer, canopy, understory and forest floor
wet coastal forests that are very moist and shrouded in fog
forests which receive over 80 inches of rainfall a year and are very warm and trees do not lose their leaves during the year.
when in the tundra is water available?
only for a little while in the summer when it has rained and the water cannot soak into the ground because it is frozen
What is happening to the rainforests?
they are disappearing because the trees are being cut down.
layer of permanently frozen ground just below the topsoil