Sunday, January 22, 2012


Biomes are large parts of our planet that are categorized by similar climactic conditions that lead to specific types of plants and animals. The climate drives the plants and the plants drive the animals. Living organisms adapted to survive in every of type of biome in the world. From the tundra, to the desert, to the rainforest, life finds amazing ways to thrive.


Go to the following site: National Geographic Habitats

Scroll down to "Habitats Topics."

Pick one of the habitats listed on the page and click on it.

Read the article.

Write down 5-10 adaptations referenced in the article.


Julian said...


The Tundra is an extremely inhospitable biome. To endure the extreme cold and lack of moisture, animals must utilize there own unique traits.

Some animals like the mountain goat, can scale mountains with ease and feed on low lying plants and insects.

Certain plants are protected from the harsh climate by living in rock depressions.

All life in the tundra is just barly able to salvage the essential nutrients they need to survive.

some animals like the Arctic fox or polar bear, utilize their thick coats to stay warm.

Many animals in the tundra get there moisture from the yearly snowfall.

Susannah said...


Rainforest plants release water into the air which then provides moisture for the rest of the forest.
In the rainforest plants have to defend themselves from insects so they grow close together.
Rainforest plants make chemicals to defend themselves from insects and scientists use these chemicals in medicine.
Plants from the rainforest make up 70 percent of known anti-cancer plants.
The Brazilian nut tree is a tree that grows only in one rainforest because it depends on bees and forest mammals from that location.

ich bin eine berliner said...

Animals in the desert have many different adaptations that allow them to survive:

Camels, one of the more famous desert animals, can go days without food or water. Other animals spend mos of their time underground, only coming out when they need to. Plants in the desert can go for YEARS(!!) without water. cacti store water in big, spiky containers. A number of desert plants are older that you, your parents, and your grandparents, COMBINED!!

However, these adaptations leave them vulnerable to outside predators.

Anonymous said...


Urban is a city biome
Urban growth, also known as urbanization, accelerated dramatically with the advent of industrialization some 200 years ago. At that time, large numbers of people moved to cities in search of jobs, mostly in factories.

Urban is defined as "that which is characteristic of a city." But what exactly is a city? In the past, walls may have defined a city. But today's city boundaries are often blurred. Are suburbs, which are often called metropolitan areas

danceMAGICdance said...

Rain forest biomes are cool places and they have tons of adaptations. I'll name a few because I want to and I also need ot do my homework. One example of adaptation in a rain forest is that it self-waters—meaning plants let water out to the atmosphere. That's called transpiration. The wetness is one of the things that create clouds over most rain forest. Whether it rains or not, the clouds keep the forest humid and warm like they like it to be. Another adaptation is how plants grow together so they can deal with the fact that at any given moment they could be attacked by an insect. Cool stuff, right?

1sweet1 said...

The Desert and the adaptions of the plant/animals that live in it:

A lot of plants have adapted by growing long roots that tap water from underground. Many desert plants have to go years without fresh water. Cacti have the ability to store and converse water.

Camels can live for days without food or water. Most of the animals are nocturnal so when the sun has descended they would go off and hunt.

The desert tortoise would spend most of it's time underground. To stay cool from the heat.

ajl said...

The plants in a rainforest releases water into the atmosphere through a process called transpiration which is the
evaporation of cellular water from the stoma in the leaves of the plants. The moisture helps create the thick cloud cover that hangs over most rain forests
They have adapted by making chemicals that useful as medicines
Even when its not raining the clouds keep the rain forest humid and warm.
Plants in the rain forest grow very close together and struggle with the continuous threats of insect predators.

Anonymous said...

Grass lands

Some flowers have underground organs and thick stems to survive the winter.

Giraffes and elephants live in these places. They use the flat land to run and hunt without much difficulty.

Some grass can grow 7 feet tall and extend several feet into the soil.

The grass evolved to survive fire and farmers would set fire to the land to keep non-fire resistant plants out. The grass grows from ground up and not up down so it can grow again.

The animals that live there graze and are fast, or bury them selves. There are also predators that hunt the animals.

Jai-Lynn said...

The growth of an urban habitat is called urbanization. About 200 years ago urbanization acceded and people started looking for jobs in factories. The most urbanization has happened over the past 50 years. It is expected by 2030 ⅔ of the worlds population will live in urban areas. Urban is defined as “city.”

Anonymous said...

Five Adaptations
Brennan Verges
1. The chemicals plants produce are an adaption that researchers created.
2. Bees collect pollen from flowers. The flowers have adapted their look to attract the bees.
3. An agouti is an animal that takes the plants' seeds and carries them around. This animal creates more plants, which expands the rain forest.
4. The moisture in the air creates clouds. The clouds help shelter the rain forest from the sun.
5. the clouds also produce rain. The rain helps the rain forest expand.

Ferrets scare me said...

1. Plants survive things like cold weather and harsh winds by growing in rock depressions
2. Plants and animals cling on for life
3. Birds come to feed on insects around bogs during the summer
4. Red fox and arctic fox now have to compete for territory
5. Arctic is turning into a carbon contributor