Earths Major Terrestrial Biomes

 

Use Table 10.1  to answer the following questions.

 

Determine the terrestrial biome that best characterizes the descriptions below utilizing the table.  Write its complete name on the line provided.

 

1)      An annual precipitation range of 10 – 30 inches:___________________________________

2)     Needle-leaf evergreen trees like spruce or pine: ___________________________________

3)     Perpetually hot: ___________________________________

4)     Some algae perhaps :___________________________________

5)     An annual precipitation range of 71 - 158 inches:___________________________________

6)     Hot summers and cool to cold winters: ___________________________________

7)     Long cold winters and short cool summers: ___________________________________

8)     Broadleaf trees – oak or maple – with seasonal leaf fall: ____________________________

9)     Cacti and large patches of bare ground: ___________________________________

10) Stunted shrubs, mosses and lichens:___________________________________

11) Tall – short grass prairies:___________________________________

12) An annual precipitation range of 12 - 39 inches:___________________________________

13) Dense canopy with open forest floor:___________________________________

14) Above freezing only 2 – 3 months of the year:___________________________________

15) Short wet summer, long dry season:___________________________________

16) Warm summers, cool winters 10 – 26” rain:___________________________________

17) Frigid:___________________________________

18) Hot summers, cool – cold winters 30 – 60” or 12 – 39” :______________________________

19) An annual precipitation range of 4 - 59 inches:___________________________________

20) An annual precipitation range of .7 – 10: with an annual temp of 64°:___________________

21) Short shrubs with grassy patches:___________________________________

22) Short grass with patches of bare ground:___________________________________

23) An annual precipitation range of 10 – 30” – summer water stress:______________________

 

Use Fig. 10.  to answer the following questions.

 

Determine if the terrestrial biome is found in specific geographic places    Answer the questions below.

 

24) Is the answer for question #1 found in Michigan? ______________

25)  Is the answer for question #2 found in the USA? ______________

26) Is the answer for question #3 found in Africa? ______________

27) Is the answer for question #4 found in Africa? ______________

28) Is the answer for question #5 found on 3 different continents? ______________

29) Is the answer for question # 6 found in Michigan? ______________

30) Is the answer for question # 7 found in Canada? ______________

31) Is the answer for question # 8 found in Australia? ______________

32) Is the answer for question #9 found in Japan? ______________

33) Is the answer for question # 10 found in South America? ______________

34) Is the answer for question #11 found in Africa? ______________

35) Is the answer for question #12 found in Australia? ______________

36) Is the answer for question #13 found in Africa? ______________

37) Is the answer for question #14 found in the USA? ______________

38) Is the answer for question #15 found in Africa? ______________

39) Is the answer for question #16 found in the USA? ______________

40) Is the answer for question # 17 found in Europe? ______________

41) Is the answer for question #18 found in Eastern Europe? ______________

42) Is the answer for question #19 found in Michigan? ______________

43) Is the answer for question #20 found in central Asia? ______________

44) Is the answer for question # 21 found in Europe? ______________

45) Is the answer for question #22 found in the USA? ______________

46) Is the answer for question #23 found in the USA? ______________

 

For each listed below 1) use the clues in the first set of questions and 2) the locations they are found in using the 2nd set of questions to describe the biome.

47) Tropical Rainforest:

48) Midlatitude Deciduous Forest:

49) Mediterranean Shrub:

50) Midlatitude Coniferous Forest:

51) Boreal Forest:

52) Tropical Savanna:

53) Midlatitude Grassland:

54) Hot and Dry Desert:

55) Cold Desert:

56) Tundra:

57) Alpine and Arctic Ice:

Extra Credit

 

Up to 10 points extra credit – accuracy, neatness and completeness.   0 points if it’s messy, incomplete or erroneous.

 

1)     Use the map I have provided.

 

2)     If your answer to questions 24 – 46 is yes… map it.  If the answer is no – map any biome at that location – your choice of which biome to map but you must map a biome.

 

3)     Include a title, publisher, date and key.

 

4)     Map with color using your textbook or atlas biome map for a reference.  Use a different color for each biome.