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September 17, 2002

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Beautiful Biomes

Ecosystems that cover large areas of land are called Biomes. Click on the pictures below to learn about each of the different Biomes from NASA & The Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Learn more about the Grassland BiomeGrassland - Grasslands have wide open fields of grass and can be found in many parts of the world. The climate of a grassland depends on where it is located in the world.

Learn more about the Deciduous Forest BiomeDeciduous Forest - Decidous forests have cold winters and warm and wet summers. The trees that grow in a decidous forest lose their leaves in the wintertime. Oak, maple and birch trees grow here.

Learn more about the Taiga BiomeTaiga - The Taiga has long and cold winters. The taiga contains coniferous forests. Pine, Spruce and Fir trees grow here. Learn more about the Desert BiomeDesert - Deserts are very dry, with very little rainfall. They can be either very hot or cold depending on their location and the time of year.
Learn more about the Tropical Rain  Forest BiomeTropical Rain Forest - Tropical Rain Forests have a warm climate, heavy rainfall and are lush and green year-round. Learn more about the Ocean BiomeOcean - This is the largest Biome on Earth. Did you know that 97% of the Earth is covered by the ocean? Dive in to learn more!
Learn more about the Tundra BiomeTundra - The tundra has long and very cold winters and short cool summers. Learn more about the Freshwater BiomeFreshwater - This would include rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and wetlands of the world. Do you have a favorite freshwater ecosystem near you?


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