Published on May 24, 2018
Biomes: Biomes 2018 Ms. B Slide2: Do you think it is important to study biomes? Why? If you could study in Biosphere 2, which biome would you be most interested in studying? Does your interaction with the environment affect biomes? Key: Terms and Questions: Key: Terms and Questions Biome Biosphere Climate Weather Abiotic Biotic Terrestrial Aquatic What is a biome? How does human behavior impact biomes? If human behavior does impact biomes, what can be done to limit the negative effects of said behavior? Review: Abiotic vs. Biotic: Review: Abiotic vs. Biotic Bios - life A – variant of an , not or without Review: Climate vs. Weather: Review: Climate vs. Weather Climate – the general, weather conditions of an area, measured over a year and averaged over many years, related to the area’s temperature, air pressure, humidity, winds, amount of sun, amount of clouds. Weather – the current state of the atmosphere, related to wind, temperature, amount of clouds, amount of sun, moisture, and air pressure. <- Climate is a collection of data on the weather of a specific region. Biome vs. Biosphere: Biome vs. Biosphere biosphere – all living (biotic) organisms contained on Earth biome – a region on Earth classified by its climate, wildlife, and plant life <- All biomes are found within the biosphere Slide7: Of Earth’s biomes there are two mains types: Terrestrial and Aquatic Biomes: Terrestrial and Aquatic Biomes By looking at the pictures on the previous slide, how would you describe to someone what each type of biome contains? Terra – earth Terrestri – pertaining to earth Aqua – water Aquaticus – growing in water, bringing rain Earth’s Major Biomes: Aquatic: Earth’s Major Biomes: Aquatic Freshwater Biomes: Freshwater Biomes Saltwater Biomes: Saltwater Biomes Earth’s Major Biomes: Terrestrial: Earth’s Major Biomes: Terrestrial Forests: Forests Desert: Desert Tundra: Tundra Grasslands: Grasslands Human Interaction with Biomes: Human Interaction with Biomes What can you do?: What can you do?