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Elementary Library: Biomes

Shannon Coyne

Let´s learn about Biomes

How can we create change in the environment in a positive way?

  • How have humans affected the environment and the world’s biomes?
  • How do animals adapt to survive in their biome?
  • Should we protect the world’s biomes? Why or why not?
  • Why is it important for us to become aware of our impact on the environment?
  • How do the characteristics of a biome affect adaptation or life?

Video - National Geographic

What is a Biome?

What are biomes?
Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (weather, temperature) animals and plants. There are terrestrial biomes (land) and aquatic biomes, both freshwater and marine.

  • Biomes are the world’s major communities where insects, animals, plants and people live in a certain type of climate.

  • The climate and geography of an area determines what type of biome can exist in that region.

  • All of the biomes need to be protected. Over the past several years, human activity has destroyed,
    exploited, or polluted many of the biomes.
  • Biomes have moved and changed many times throughout the history of the Earth.

Mission: Biomes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a different part of the world? What would the weather be like? What kinds of animals would you see? Which plants live there? By investigating these questions, you are learning about biomes. A biome is a community of plants and animals living together in a certain kind of climate. Scientists have classified regions of the world into different biomes.

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