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define biome an area of the Earth with a specific climate, soil type, and plant and animals
list the groups of biomes forests, deserts, grasslands, aquatic, and other land
list the groups within forests coniferous forest, boreal forest, temperate deciduous forest, and tropical rainforest
list the groups within desert hot desert, cold desert, and chaparral
list the groups within grasslands savanna, tundra, and temperate grasslands
list the groups within aquatic open ocean, marine coastal, freshwater wetlands, and freshwater ponds and streams etc.
list the groups within other land mountain and polar regions
define climate the average yearly rainfall and temperature in an area
climates are determined by... nearness to the equator/poles (equator=warmer, poles=colder), height (higher=colder), and nearness to water (closer=more rain)
define soil broken rocks and organic (once living) matter
qualities of good soil contains organic matter, lets water flow but holds enough, and has air space
define adaptation a body part or behavior that a living thing has to survive; they are born with them
examples of adaptations fur-warmth, shell-protection, migration-move to a warmer place, etc.
Who came up with a theory? Alfred Wegener
What was his theory? the continents used to be connected together
How did he support his theory? fossils-common fossils matched up with other continents, dates of rocks-dates of rocks match up with other continents, and directions of glaciers-directions of glaciers go the same way
quality of forests trees and other plants
quality of deserts less than 10" of rainfall a year
quality of grasslands low-lying plants
quality of aquatic biomes water
Created by: 1301610