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6th grade biomes

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What is climate? the pattern of precipitation and temperatures of a region
What is a biome? a large land region with a given climate
What is agriculture? The science and art of cultivating soil and raising livestock
What are abiotic factors? non-living things in an ecosystem, such as water, sunlight, & soil
What are biotic factors? living things in an ecosystem, such as plants and animals
Why are climates different around the earth? because they are different distances from the equator--sunlight hits the land at different angles
What biome supports the greatest diversity of living things? tropical rain forest
Why does the tropical rain forest support the greatest diversity of living things? Because it receives the most sunlight and precipitation
What biome(s) receive the least precipitation? tundra / desert
Which biome is the harshest? tundra
Which biome has the most conifers? taiga
Which biome has the richest topsoil? grasslands
What are the 6 biomes we studied? tropical rainforest, desert, taiga, tundra, deciduous forest, grasslands
Why are animals in the tundra mostly white? to camouflage themselves from predators
Created by: cariherbst