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Biomes Prezi

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Bianca Auble

on 26 September 2014

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
Biomes of Earth
(frozen soil) makes it very hard for plants to grow

Tundra Plants
Annual Precipitation = low
~150 cm per year
Temperature = low
0 degrees C
Climate of the Boreal Forest
Desert Plants
Grassland Plants
Deciduous Forest
Tropical Rainforest Plants
As well as animals who have adapted to their environment there are animals as well. Like these species of bird: The Gyrfalcon and the Rock Ptarmigan.
Tundra Animals
Annual precipitation = very low
10 - 20 centimeters
Comparable to a desert biome.
Average Temperature = very low
-8 degrees C
Climate of the Tundra
In the US: very Northern Alaska
In the world: Northern Canada, Northern Scandinavian Peninsula, and Northern Russia.
Boreal Forest
Boreal Forest Animals
Boreal Forest Plants
Desert Animals
Annual Precipitation = VERY LOW
~10 cm
Average Temperature = very high and low
Day time > 25 degrees C
Night time < 0 degrees C
Climate of the Desert
Grassland Animals
Annual Precipitation =

~80-100 cm.
More rain, forest; less, desert.
Temperature =

Average 10-20 degrees C
Climate of the Grassland
What lives in the desert?
Climate of the Tropical Rainforest
Deciduous Forest
Tropical Rainforest Animals
Tropical Rainforest
Biodiversity = high
Many species of plants and animals.
What lives in the Tropical Rainforest?
Fill in the Biomes
What Lives in the Tundra?...not much
Biodiversity = very low
a specific climate - defined by average temperature and rainfall - that supports a particular community of plants and animals

the degree of variation of all species in an ecosystem
What Lives in the Boreal Forest?
Biodiversity = high
many trees
variety of animals
Temperate Grasslands
What Lives in the Temperate Grasslands?
High variety of grasses
Climate of the Deciduous Forest
Annual Precipitation = moderate
~200 cm
Average Temperature = moderate
15 degrees C
What lives in the
Deciduous Forest?
Biodiversity = high
many species of trees
many animals
Mildest of all the biomes
Deciduous Forest Animals
Annual precipitation = very high
~350 cm
Average Temperature = high
~25 degrees C
Climate of the Savanna
Annual Precipitation = low
~90-100 cm
Average Temperature = high
25 degrees C
What lives in the Savanna?
Biodiversity = moderate
plants and animals must adapt to long periods of drought
Savanna Plants
Savanna Animals
Biodiversity = quite high
All of the organisms have adapted
The scientific study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment.
Where is my home?
Identify the biome where each of the following animals is most likely to be found.
Horned Lizard
Tree Frog
Polar Bear
Where is my home?
Identify the biome where each of the following plants is most likely to be found.
Maple Tree
Fir tree
Who am I?
Identify the biomes based on their climate characteristics.
Low precipitation
Extreme temperature
High precipitation
High temperature
Moderate precipitation
Moderate temperature

(Hint: mildest of all the biomes.)
Moderate precipitation
Low temperature
Low precipitation
Low temperature
Where am I?
Let's take a trip around the world (or at least the classroom).

Which biome am I most likely in?
Get up out of your seat and travel to the correct biome.
Ready to take a trip? #aroundtheworldin80minutes #whereismyhome? #climatecontrolsall

Fun Fact
There are NO trees (tundra = "tunturi" Finnish for treeless plain), except for the Dwarf Willow, which is less than four inches tall.
Fun Fact
Largest land biome
(29% of the earth!)

AKA Taiga
Fun Fact
Home of the roadrunner (runs up to 17mph).
Fun Fact
Comes from the latin "decidere," which means
to fall off
. This biome has all four seasons, so leaves grow in the spring, are full in the summer, change color in autumn, and fall off in the winter.
Fun Facts
Only 2% of the earth's surface, but has 50% of the plants and animals!

25% of medical drugs have some tropical rain forest component.
Plus...ALL these animals live in the rainforest!
Jesus Lizard
Fun Facts
46% of Africa is savanna.

Actually has a very wet and a very dry season.
Fun Fact
Hottest and nearly the driest biome, BUT random huge rainstorms can cause flash floods.
Quiz Show
1. Make Teams
2. Grab a "whiteboard" and a marker
3. Four rounds

Write your answer on your whiteboard.

Let's apply what we've learned!
Learning Goal
I can identify 5 of the 7 main biomes by my knowledge of annual precipitation (amount of rain) and average temperature.
Did we meet our goal?
1. Pull out a piece of paper.
2. Draw the outline of our biomes graph.
3. Fill in the 7 main biomes (5 minutes)
4. Self correct
Think About It
If organisms live in specific environments called biomes, how do they interact with and react to one another?
Pick 3 biomes and look up two new fact about each one (could be about plants, animals, biodiversity, climate, etc.)
Total of 6 new facts written in complete sentences.
Staple to your bellwork and biomes graph
Due Thursday
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