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Biomes - Habitats
Biomes Calendar
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Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone

Habitats/Biomes

The Earth has many different environments, varying in temperature, moisture, light, and many other factors. Each of these habitats has distinct life forms living in it, forming complex communities of interdependent organisms. A complex community of plants and animals in a region and a climate is called a biome.

Some of the biomes on Earth include:

Some Land (Terrestrial) Biomes:
Biome Water Temperature Soil Plants Animals
Desert Almost none hot or cold poor sparse - succulents (like cactus), sage brush sparse - insects, arachnids, reptiles and birds (often nocturnal)
Chaparal (scrub) dry summer, rainy winter hot summer, cool winter poor shrubs, some woodland (like scrub oak) drought and fire-adapted animals
Tundra dry cold permafrost (frozen soil) lichens and mosses migrating animals
Taiga (coniferous forest) adequate cool year-round poor, rocky soil conifers many mammals, birds, insects, arachnids, etc.
Temperate Deciduous Forest adequate cool season and warm season fertile soil deciduous trees many mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, arachnids, etc.
Grassland wet season, dry season warm to hot (often with a cold season) fertile soil grasses (few or no trees) many mammals, birds, insects, arachnids, etc.
Tropical rain forest very wet always warm poor, thin soil many plants many animals
Swamp very wet warm nutrient-rich soil many plants many animals
Cave (terrestrial) variable cool (and dark) rocks almost no plants few animals
Biome Water Temperature Soil Plants Animals

Related Activities:
Spelling words

Biome Word Pieces Puzzle

In this puzzle, combine pairs of word segments to make biome-related spelling words. Words: cave, desert, grassland, chaparrel, marsh, prairie, rainforest, reef, savanna, swamp, taiga, tundra. Or go to the answers.
Biome graphic organizer

Biome Report Chart #1

In this printable graphic organizer, the student can organize facts about a biome, including the biome's name, location, weather, plant and animal life, a food chain, and general comments. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
Biome graphic organizer

Biome Report Chart #2

In this printable graphic organizer, the student can organize facts about a biome, including the biome's name, location, weather, plant and animal life (including adaptations, endangered species), a food chain, soil, and general comments. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
Biome graphic organizer

Biome Report Chart #3

In this printable graphic organizer, the student can organize facts about a biome, including the biome's name, location, weather, plant, herbivores, carnivores and omnivores (plus adaptations), endangered species, a food chain, soil, and general comments. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
Definitions

Write Biome-Related Definitions

In this worksheet, write the definition of a word, what part of speech it is, and use it in a sentence. Words: biome, wetland, tropical, temperate, prairie, chaparral, intertidal zone, rainforest, tundra, taiga. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the questions and answers (subscribers only).


Biomes: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using biome-related words. For each answer, the student writes a short question.


Biome-Related Vocabulary Word List

A list of words related to biomes and ecosystems.


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Biomes - Habitats
Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone


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