Biome Characteristics
The websites below offer valuable information about different biomes in the world. Scientists do not agree on how many biome classification there should be. Some believe only 5 truly separate biomes exist, others believe these 5 can be broken down into more distinct categories. For this project, you will obtain information on 7 biomes, 6 chosen for you and one you choose. As you visit the websites below, enter the information you find relating to rainfall, climate and landscape in the first table. Next, focus your research on the biome you have chosen for your project. Complete the second table for just your chosen biome. Be sure to indicate which websites you found most helpful, you may want to return to them later in your project.

 

Biome websites:

____http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm

____http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php

____http://www.worldbiomes.com/

____http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/index.html

____http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/

Part 1: Complete table below with information regarding 7 biomes.

BiomeRainfall
Climate
Landscape
Tundra
Taiga
Temperate Forest
Tropical Forest
Grassland
Desert

Part 2: Complete table below with information regarding your chosen biome.

BiomePlants
Animals
Other information









 

Part 3: Rank the websites listed above based on how useful you found them. On the lines next to the website, write the order you believe represents their usefulness. The most useful should be number one, the least useful number five.

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