5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- temperate grasslands
- continental shelves
- ocean currents
- a Treeless grasslands found in regions with relatively cold winters and average between 25 and 75 cm of rainfall a year.
- b 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.
- c Submerged parts of continents.
- d A biome that is transitional between an aquatic ecosystem and a terrestrial one.
- e River-like flow patterns in the oceans caused by the prevailing winds, the planet's rotation, unequal heating of surface waters, and the locations and shapes of the continents.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- A biome that occurs where a freshwater stream or river merges with the ocean.
- (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.
- The seafloor.
- Continuously frozen subsoil.
5 True/False questions
prevailing winds → Major global air movements, resulting from the rising and falling of air masses and Earth's rotation.
intertidal zone → 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.
desertification → The driest of all terrestrial biomes, characterized by low and unpredictable rainfall (less than 30 cm per year).
temperate forests → The latitudes and the tropics and the Arctic Circle in the north and the Antarctic Circle in the south. They have seasonal variations in climate and more moderate temperatures than the tropics or polar zones.
biomes → Major types of ecological associations that occupy broad geographic regions of land or water, influenced by abiotic factors.