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Biomes Biomes Tropical Rainforest Tropical Rainforest Tundra Tundra Deciduous Deciduous Forest Forest Desert Desert

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  • 1. Biomes Tropical RainforestTundra DeciduousForest Desert

2. Tropical Rainforest

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Climate
  • Landscape
  • Movie Clip

Main Page 3. Animals of theTropical Rainforest

  • Chimpanzee
    • Have strong body and long limbs, with their arms being longer than their legs
  • Flying Dragon
    • Flys from tree to tree on wing like flaps
  • Indian Cobra
    • Large, highly poisonous snake that can defend itself from a distance by spitting venom

Main Page Rainforest Main Page 4. Plants of theTropical Rainforest

  • Bengal Bamboo
    • Common Name: Spineless Indian Bamboo
    • Fast growing; it is full grown in 2-3 months at about 40-80 feet
  • Jambu
    • Common Name: Watery Rose Apple
    • Produces a small fruit that has a thin, shiny skin varying in color from white to light red
  • Strangler Fig
    • Common Name: Banyan Tree
    • Canopy tree that grows to about 148 feet
    • New trees begin in the crooks of old tree and eventually kill the host tree

Main Page Rainforest Main Page 5. Climate of the Tropical Rainforest

  • Very wet
  • Rain falls year round adding up to 80-400 inches of precipitation a year
  • Temperature ranges between 70-85 degrees F all year

Main Page Rainforest Main Page 6. Landscape of the Tropical Rainforest

  • Located near the Equator, with the majority in Latin America
  • The plants in the rainforest need lots of rain and warm temps., otherwise they would all die.
  • There are four layers of the rainforest: the forest floor, the under story, the canopy, and the emergent layer.

Main Page Rainforest Main Page 7. Tundra

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Climate
  • Landscape
  • Movie Clip

Main Page 8. Animals of the Tundra

  • Arctic Fox
    • Small, white fox that lives farther north than any other land animal
  • Arctic Hare
    • White in color
    • Resembles a rabbit with huge hind feet
  • Caribou
    • Medium-sized member of the deer family
    • Caribou are herbivores

Main Page Tundra Main Page 9. Plants of the Tundra

  • Arctic Willow
    • Common Name: Rock Willow
    • Forms a pesticide to keep insects away during the growth season
  • Bearberry
    • Common Name: Fox berry
    • Low growing plant so that it can stay out of the wind chill
  • Labrador Tea
    • Common Name: St. James's Tea
    • Bees are attracted to the flower, but animals do not eat them because they are said to be slightly poisonous.

Main Page Tundra Main Page 10. Climate of the Tundra

  • The tundra is the coldest of all the biomes.
  • Extremely low temperatures
  • Little precipitation

Main Page Tundra Main Page 11. Landscape of the Tundra

  • Frozen, windy, desert-like plains in the Arctic
  • Permafrost, a layer of frozen subsoil, covers the ground
  • Short growing season that lasts for only 50 to 60 days.
  • Located in the far north of Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Europe, and Russia

Main Page Tundra Main Page 12. Deciduous Forest

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Climate
  • Landscape
  • Movie Clip

Main Page 13. Animals of the Deciduous Forest

  • Bald Eagle
    • Large bird of prey
    • Symbol of the United States
  • Brown Bear
    • Large bear with muscular hump on its shoulders
  • Squirrels
    • Rodents with hairy tails and strong hind legs

Main Page Deciduous Main Page 14. Plants of the Deciduous Forest

  • American Beech
    • Common Name: White Beech, Winter Beech
    • Favors the shade more than other trees
  • Common Lime
    • Common Name: Lime Tree
    • Produces fragrant and nectar producing flowers
  • Guelder Rose
    • Common Name: Snowball Tree
    • Fruit is edible in small quantities, and can be used to make jelly

Main Page Deciduous Main Page 15. Climate of the Deciduous Forest

  • Cool and rainy
  • Climate caused mainly by the wind in the solar atmosphere
  • Has all four seasons
  • 32 inches of precipitation per year

Deciduous Main Page Main Page 16. Landscape of the Deciduous Forest

  • Dense forest
  • Soft soil
  • Located throughout the world

Deciduous Main Page Main Page 17. Desert

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Climate
  • Landscape
  • Movie Clip

Main Page 18. Animals of the Desert

  • Dingo
    • Descendent of the dog, so they look very similar to dogs, they feed on large animals such as sheep and rabbits.
  • Sidewinder
    • Has a horn-like projection over its eyes
    • Travels by moving its body side-ways
  • Mouse-tailed Bat
    • About 2-3 inches long
    • They feed on insects. During the cool season they store fat and sleep until the cold has passed.

Main Page Desert Main Page 19. Plants of the Desert

  • Barrel Cactus
    • Common Name: Compass Cactus
    • When it rains it expands in order to store the absorbed water. During dry times it shrinks as it uses the stored water.
  • Desert Paintbrush
    • Common Name: Northwestern Paintbrush
    • Has red to orange flower like tips, it grows about 4 to 16 inches with leaves about 1-2 in. long
  • Zygocactus
    • Common Name: Christmas Cactus
    • Can grow up to 6 ft tall and during the winter has small bright red fruit.

Main Page Desert Main Page 20. Climate of the Desert

  • Less than 10 inches of precipitation per year
  • Temperature can reach over 100 degrees F during the day and fall to 40-50 degrees F at night
  • The hottest places in the world because it absorbs more heat

Main Page Desert Main Page 21. Landscape of the Desert

  • Ground is covered in Sand
  • Very little plant life
  • Little or no water, such as lakes

Main Page Desert Main Page