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1 Land Biomes Of the World Tropical Rain Forest Desert Grassland Temperate Forest Boreal Forest Tundra

2 Climate: It rains almost everyday. Very warm (humid) Tropical Rainforests Consumers: Tigers, leopards, pythons, insects, spiders, tree frogs, monkeys, snakes, colorful birds, ants, firefly, orangutan, and three-toed sloth Producers: more kinds of plants grow in the tropical rainforest than other biomes. Palm trees, ferns, banana leaf vines, and flowers. Extra facts: located near the equator ½ of all animals on earth live in the rainforest. More tree dwelling creatures than any other biome. Insects have evolved to have lots of predator adaptation due to the numerous amount of predators.

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4 Emergent Layer Canopy Understory Forest Floor

5 Desert Desert Climate: Very dry, little precipitation, hot days, cool nights Consumers: Snakes, lizards, kangaroo rats, tortoises, jackrabbits, and camels. Producers: Very few; cacti, saguaro, yucca. Plants store water and have very small leaves and thorns. Extra facts: Animals active during day are called diurnal. Active at night called nocturnal. Very few large animals live in the desert because large amounts of food and water are hard to find.

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7 Grassland Climate: moderately to very warm most of the year, short winters, & humid summers. Producers: grasses, very few trees Consumers: Antelope, badgers, prairie dogs, moles, ground squirrels, hares, gophers, & many birds. Extra facts: also called savannas, velds, papas, prairies, and steppes

8 Grassland

9 Deciduous Trees - trees that drop their leaves and grow new ones each year. Leaves change color. Video about different types of trees. Coniferous Trees- (evergreens) trees that produce their seed in cones and have needle shaped leaves. They stay green all year.

10 Deciduous Forest Climate: warm summers, cold winters, moist spring, four seasons. Precipitation varies Consumers: bears, deer, foxes, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, insects, and birds. Producers: wildflowers, ferns, mosses, some evergreens, most are deciduous, such as oak, hickory, beech and maple tree. MOST OF THE TREES ARE DECIDUOUS (leaves change color in fall) Extra Facts: leaves fall off the tree in fall therefore there is lots of dead leaves on the ground. Many animals hibernate. (video)

11 Deciduous Forest

12 Boreal Forest (Coniferous Forest, Taiga) Climate: cold, some rain, large amounts of snow fall. Winter 6 months of the year. Consumers: deer, ducks, geese, moose, mountain goats, bears, bighorn sheep, rabbits, squirrels, porcupine. Producers: spruces, firs, pines, aspens, poplars, mosses, lichens, wildflowers MOST OF THE TREES ARE CONIFERS (trees with cones) Extra facts: Most trees are evergreens (trees that stay green all year). Video (2 minutes) Brain pop on Taiga

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14 Tundra Brain bop on Tundra Tundra video Review Video of all 6 land biomes. Climate: very cold, little precipitation, snow on the ground all but two months of the year. Consumers: reindeer, arctic foxes, wolves, snowy owls, hawks, eagles, falcons, lemmings, voles, marmots, mosquitoes, and flies. Producers: during two summer months Mosses, grasses, shrubs, lichens NO TREES because the soil is frozen called permafrost. Extra facts: very, very cold

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16 Warm-up # 1 Use your text book to answer the following questions. 1. What is a Biome? 2. What two factors make up the climate of a biome? 3. What are the 6 main land biomes?

17 Warm-up # 2 1. Why do rainforest plants have large leaves? 2. What is the climate like in the TRF? 3. Which biome is located at the equator? 4. Which Biome has more species than all other Biomes put together?

18 1. What is a biome? Warm-up # 3 2. What are the two major abiotic factors that you can compare between biomes? 3. Explain why desert plants have small leaves and TRF plants have large wide leaves. 4. Create a food chain found in the desert. 5. Name 3 carnivores found in the TRF.

19 Warm-up # 4 1. What are the two abiotic factors that you can compare between biomes? 2. What are 4 herbivores that live in the Grassland? 3. List a producer found in the TRF, Grassland and Desert. 4. What energy role does a lion, anteater and scorpion play in their biome?

20 Warm-up #5 1. Name four Biotic factors found mostly in the Grassland. 2. Name 2 Carnivores found in the Desert. 3. Describe the 4 layers of the Tropical Rain Forest. 4. Which 2 Biomes have none or very few trees? 5. Which biome has warm temperatures all year long. 6. What is a large ecosystem which has similar populations and climate throughout.

21 Warm-up # 6 Create a Venn diagram of the three forest biomes.

22 Warm-up #7 Create a Venn diagram of the three treeless biomes.

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