Bell Ringer 11-08-09

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Bell Ringer
11-08-09
What kind of trees grow in the
deciduous forest?
• Recall from Friday:
– Oak, maple, hickory
– Trees than loose their leaves
– Trees that leaves change color
Today
• I can describe the desert biome.
• I can describe the populations found in a
desert biome.
Think about it!
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List the six major land biomes.
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1. desert
2. tundra
3. taiga
4. deciduous forest
5. rain forest
6. grassland
What is the main characteristic
of a desert?
• ? What do you think?
Look at the pictures
What does a desert look like?
What type of soil does a desert
have?
• Sandy, rocky soil
How would plants adapt to the
desert?
• leaves and branches that store water
• thick waxy cuticles to prevent water loss by
evaporation, deep roots
How do animals adapt to the
desert?
• Active mainly at night,
• burrow underground to stay cool.
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What have we discussed
today?
Desert
• Tomorrow
– Taiga
– Tundra
Questions (Please copy)
due on Tuesday!
• 1. List 3 animals and their adaptations for the
desert.
• 2. Why would desert plants with very shallow
root systems be a good adaptation to life in
the desert?
• 3. What kind of soil is in the desert?
• 4. How are plants adapted to life in a desert?
• 5. How are animals adapted to life in a
desert?