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Biomes

 
Geography Starter

Starter

 
Find out what a biome is by asking your teacher questions. Your teacher will only answer your questions YES or NO.
 
Geography Starter
 
Geography Activities

Activities

 
Keyword
A biome is a major regional group of distinctive plant and animal communities best adapted to the region's physical natural environment, latitude, altitude and terrain factor. | Source: Wikipedia
 
Geographical Visualisation

Geographical Visualisation

 

Climate Classification Map

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A4 Version
A4 Version |
Google Earth Placemark
Google Earth Version | Source
 
 
Global Biomes Map
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Task One - World Map of Biomes

Copy the map above onto a blank work map. Add a key and a title. While you are adding each of the different biomes you should be thinking about what affects the climate in that location.
 
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Task Two - Biome Summary Sheet

Use an online source or an atlas (such as Philip's International School Atlas (Philip's School Atlases)) to complete the following table:
 
Biome
Precipitation
Temperature
Vegetation
Location or other comment
Tropical Rain Forest        
Savanna [Tropical Savanna and Grassland]        
Desert        
Polar or high-mountain ice [Polar and Mountainous Ice Desert]        
Chaparral [Mediterranean Hardwood Forest and Scrub]        
Temperate grassland [Temperate Grasslands, Prairie and Steppe]        
Temperate deciduous forest [Temperate Deciduous Forest and Meadow]        
Coniferous forest [Northern Coniferous Forest]        
Tundra [Arctic Tundra]        
 
Page 26/27 of the Philip's International School Atlas (Philip's School Atlases) is very good for this task.
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Task Three - What am I? poems

Produce a 'What am I?' poem for a biome - can the people in your class guess which biome you are describing?

There are some examples below ... (not of biomes!)

 

I always run but never walk,
I have a mouth but never talk,
I always travel down and never up ... What am I?

I walk on,
4 legs in the beginning,
2 legs in the middle,
3 legs in the end ... What am I?

I can sizzle like bacon,
I am made with an egg,
I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg,
I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole,
I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole ... What am I?

 
Geography Review

Review

 
 

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