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5th grade

Vocabulary about BIOMES

TermDefinition
tundra a biome located near the North and South Poles; poor soil (frozen)
temperate/deciduous forest a biome with deciduous trees and medium rainfall; trees change color in the fall; North Carolina
grassland a biome with low rainfall and dry climate; at risk for fires
tropical rainforest a biome with abundant rainfall; floor does not get much sun; constant temperature; many species of organisms
desert a biome with little rain and extreme temperatures (cold and hot); drought resistant plants
estuary a biome where fresh and salt water meet in a coastal area; many species of organisms
taiga the largest of all the land biomes; also called coniferous forest; has evergreen (coniferous) trees; very cold and dry; a Russian word meaning "forest."
ocean salt water covering about three quarters of the Earth's surface; There are 4: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic.
biome a region of the Earth's surface and the climate, plants, and animals found in it
Created by: pclinard