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LibGuide for Jim Birch's 6th Grade Science Class

Biomes are Awesome!!

What are Biomes?

Biomes are a way to divide the Earth's surface. These divisions are based on climate patterns, soil types, and the animals and plants that inhabit an area. There are biomes on dry land and in water. Every inch of the Earth's surface is a part of one or more biomes. 

There are a couple of different ways to look at the number of biomes. Some like to divide biomes into five basic types: aquatic, forest, desert, tundra, and grassland. These five types of biomes can be further divided by differences in seasons or animal and plant species. 

Types of Biomes

1) Tundra

2) Boreal (Taiga)

3) Tropical Rain Forest

4) Desert

5) Grasslands

6) Temperate Deciduous Forest

Comin Home to My Biome