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Major World Biomes

Descriptions of the 8 major world biomes found on earth with Disney movie clips that show that biome. (modified from original found on Prezi)
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Anna Kuebler

on 5 October 2015

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Transcript of Major World Biomes

Biomes found on Planet Earth
1. Rainforest
2. Desert
Temperature
Generally -20 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Hot daytime temperatures, cool evening temperatures
Precipitation
Less than 25 cm per year
Plants
Saguaro Cactus
Shrubs with extensive roots
Animals (mostly nocturnal)
Insects
Kangaroo Rats
Snakes
Lizards
Peregrine Falcons
3. Taiga/Coniferous
Temperature
-4 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit
Cool and cold temperatures
Precipitation
small amounts during summer
25 to 125 cm per year
Plants (cone-bearing, needle leaf)
Evergreens: Pine, Spruce and Fir trees
ground matted by needles (acidic soil)
Animals (some with heavy coats, hibernation)
Bears
Deer
Moose
Owls
Foxes
4. Grassland
Temperature
19 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Precipitation
25 to 120 cm per year
5. Marine
Temperature
Water temperatures are cold close to the poles and warmer closer to the equator
Precipitation
None
Plants/Producers
Kelp
Seaweed
Phytoplankton
Algae
Animals
Many invertebrates (jellyfish, crabs, clams, starfish, coral, sponges, etc)
Sharks
Seals
Whales
6. Deciduous Forest
Temperature
-4 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Precipitation
75-200 cm per year
Plants (trees drop their leaves)
Maple tree
Oak tree
Hickory tree
Elm tree
Animals
Deer
Rabbits
Bobcats
Snakes
Insects
Variety of Birds
Temperature
75 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Warm temperatures year round
Precipitation:
constant (250-450 cm per year)

Plants
Tropical trees
Ferns
Bamboo
Vines
7. Tundra
Temperature
-40 to 40 degress Fahrenheit
Very little direct sunlight
Precipitation
Less than 25 cm per year

Plants (grow close to ground)
Grasses
Shrubs
Mosses and lichens
Animals (thick fur, fast moving)
Wolves
Polar Bears
Migratory Birds
Caribou
Arctic Hares
Savanna
Prairie
Plants
Grasses
Few trees
Animals
many types of carnivores
hoofed herbivores
Insects
Prairie Dogs
Mice
Jackrabbits
Coyotes
At least half the world's organisms!
Soil is NOT fertile (nutrients are taken by producers, therefore, many carnivorous plants)
Animals
Salamanders
Frogs
Birds
Monkeys
Jaguars
Insects!!!
warm, wet springs with scorching, dry summers
consistently HIGH temperatures
Animals:
zebras
giraffes
elephants
hyenas
cheetas
termites
Plants:
Acacia Senegal Tree
Baobab
Elephant grass

Fertile lands
warm wet springs, scorching dry summers, cold snowy winters
Flat terrain
both rainy and dry seasons with periodic drought
Permafrost
- one meter of ground below surface is PERMANENTLY FROZEN!
8. Freshwater
No specific temperature, but water temps vary less than air temperature (harder to raise the temp of water than that of a gas)
No specific precipitation (varies depending on where pond, lake, river, stream, etc. is located)
Plants/Producers
lily pads
algae
marsh grass
Animals
alligators
ducks
frogs
variety of fish including trout, bass
dragonflies
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