Biomes

Learn about the 8 major Biomes

Desert

The desert biome that it covers one fifth of the world and the four major deserts in Chile , China , Antartica ,Egypt. The largest desert in the world is the Sahara in Egypt. There is two types of deserts the hot and cold but most deserts are hot like the Sahara desert and some deserts are cold like the Last desert in Antartica. Animals can live in the desert like the hare lizards and even plants live in the desert like cati.
Desert Biome Rap

Three of the major biomes

Grassland

Grassland biomes are large, rolling terrains of grasses, flowers and herbs. Latitude, soil and local climates for the most part determine what kinds of plants grow in a particular grassland. A grassland is a region where the average annual precipitation is great enough to support grasses, and in some areas a few trees. The precipitation is so eratic that drought and fire prevent large forests from growing. Grasses can survive fires because they grow from the bottom instead of the top. Their stems can grow again after being burned off. The soil of most grasslands is also too thin and dry for trees to survive.


Freshwater

A freshwater biome is one that many people overlook the importance of. They are much smaller bodies of water, but important just the same. These freshwater biomes include lakes, rivers, streams, and creeks. They all dump water into a marsh area, typically from the mouth of the rivers. Some that people never consider though include ditches, gutters, canals, and even puddles. They too can be a freshwater biome due to the fact that life will use them for survival.

Tundra

Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, meaning treeless plain. It is noted for its frost-molded landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation, poor nutrients, and short growing seasons. Dead organic material functions as a nutrient pool. The two major nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus.

Tiaga

A biome is the type of habitat in certain places, like mountain tops, deserts, and tropical forests, and is determined by the climate of the place. The taiga is the biome of the needleleaf forest. Living in the taiga is cold and lonely. Coldness and food shortages make things very difficult, mostly in the winter. Some of the animals in the taiga hibernate in the winter, some fly south if they can, while some just cooperate with the environment, which is very difficult. (Dillon Bartkus)

Taiga is the Russian word for forest and is the largest biome in the world. It stretches over Eurasia and North America.