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Science Vocab 2/3

Biome Is one of Earth's Major land ecosystems with it's own characteristics, animals, plant, soil and climate.
Climate is the average weather pattern of a region
Deciduous Forest When the trees loose there leaves in autumn.
Desert a sandy or rocky ecosystem with little precipitation. A desert receives less than ten inches of water a year
Estuary the boundary where a river water ecosystem meets an ocean water ecosystem
Grassland are biomes in which various species of grasses are the main form
Taiga a cool forest of cone-bearing evergreen trees
Tropical Rain Forest are located close to the equator. hot and humid climate. It has a lot of species and abundant rainfall
Wetland are areas in which water is near the surface of the soil much of the time.
Permafrost a layer of permanently frozen soil
Plankton Tiny organisms that live in water
The average weather pattern for a particular region over time is its_____ Climate
The six major land ecosystems include: Taigas, tundras, deserts, grasslands, rain forests, deciduous forests
A region that contains certain types of living things and has a particular climate is called a _____ Biome
A region's climate is partly based on the amount of ___ that the region receives sunlight
The biomes found in far northern regions are _____ , which have _____ temperatures and little _____ tundras cold precipitation
Biomes receive less than 25 centimeters (10 inches) of rain per year are _____ deserts
In _____, the main form of plant life is grass grasslands
Forests that contain trees that lose their leaves during autumn and winter are _____ forests. deciduous
Forests near the equator that support an enormous variety of plant and animal species are called _____ tropical rain forests
Freshwater ecosystems are found in and near bodies of water that contain little _____ salt
Streams and rivers have _____ water. This makes them different from _____. moving ponds and lakes
Marshes and bogs are examples of _____ wetlands
Where rivers flow into the ocean, _____ form. estuaries
Tiny organisms near the ocean's surface are _____ nekton
Organisms on or near the ocean floor are _____ benthos
Created by: abartona