5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- trade winds
- aphotic zone
- benthic realm
- temperate forests
- a The seafloor.
- b Dry air that descends and spreads back toward the equator; these cooling winds dominate the equator.
- c The zone below the photic zone in the ocean, comprising of the twilight zone (200 to 1,000 m) and the lightless zone that is below 1,000 meters.
- d The significant environmental problem by which semiarid regions are converted to desert.
- e (Aka deciduous forests/broadleaf forests) Biomes in midlatitude regions where the moisture is sufficient enough to support the growth of large trees. Temperatures range from very cold in the winter to hot in the summer, with average rainfall around 75 to 150 cm.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Submerged parts of continents.
- A biome dominated by grasses and scattered trees with a year-round warm temperature. The soil is poor and there is a lack of moisture. Rainfall is is around 30-50 cm per year.
- Microscopic algae and cyanobacteria that carry out photosynthesis in the photic zone.
- Place where the ocean meets the land and the shore is pounded by waves during high tide and is exposed to sun and drying winds during low tide.
- (Aka rainforest) These biomes occur in equatorial areas where the temperature is warm and the days are 11-12 hours long year-round. Rainfall is variable (200-400 cm per year) and the amount of organism diversity is extremely high.
5 True/False questions
chaparral → A biome dominated by grasses and scattered trees with a year-round warm temperature. The soil is poor and there is a lack of moisture. Rainfall is is around 30-50 cm per year.
wetlands → Winds that blow from east to west in temperate zones.
zooplankton → Small, drifting animals located in the pelagic photic zone.
deserts → Winds that blow from east to west in temperate zones.
prevailing winds → Major global air movements, resulting from the rising and falling of air masses and Earth's rotation.