A HABITAT is the place where an organism lives that
contains a particular set of conditions. It can be subdivided
into smaller microhabitats or combined into large areas called
biomes. A BIOME is a large region that has a distinct climate
and combination of plants and animals. For example, the
habitat of a clown fish are the coral reefs. Their microhabitat
can be described as the tentacles of a sea anemone. The
biome in which the coral reefs are found is called an ocean.
There are two major kinds of biomes - land and water.
The land biome is called a TERRESTRIAL biome. There
are seven different types of terrestrial biomes in the world.
The water biome is called an AQUATIC biome. There are
two main aquatic biomes.
Biomes can be located in separate parts of the world but are
still linked by common types of vegetation and animals. The
two main factors that define a biome are temperature and
rainfall. These two factors combine to make the climate that
affects all living things within a biome.
percentage of each biome in the world
North, Central, and South America are continents that
contain ALL the types of biomes. Click on a biome below
to learn more about it.
tropical rain forests
food webs and chains
fun with food webs
match the animals
producers, consumers, decomposers
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