Biome Type
Human Alteration
Climate
Pristine Biomes
Absolute Location
100

What is a biome?

A biome is a large area on the Earth’s surface defined by the type of vegetation there.

100

What does human alteration mean?

Humans have altered biomes to suit the needs of the population

100

What is climate?

•temperature variations (difference between the hottest and the coldest)

•frequency and volume of precipitation within a particular time period (usually a year).

100

What is a pristine biome?

A biome that is untouched by humans

100

What is absolute location?

Absolute location is location measured using the coordinates of latitude and longitude.

200

Vegetation type in deserts

Shrubs, cacti, small plants

200

The act of clearing land is called:

Deforestation

200

The hottest part of the world is what?

The equator

200

List one biome type that is typically pristine

Deserts

200

What is the name of the lines that run horizontally?

Latitude

300

What do forests need to survive?

•there are many hours of sunlight

•rainfall is high

•soils are fertile.

300

What is agriculture?

The growth and raising of specific plants and animals to sustain and enhance human life — also known as farming.

300

Where are the coldest parts of the world?

The poles

300

List a cold location that is a pristine biome

Antarctica, North Pole

300

What is the name of the lines that run vertically?

Longtitude

400

Can you list 3 factors that determine the type of biome?

amount of rainfall,  temperature (sunlight), quality and type of soil

400

List 3 benefits of Agriculture

•allows consistent food sources (food security)

•creates healthier populations (consistent access to a variety of more plentiful food sources)

•allows products to be sold or traded to others to create wealth.

400

What is a rain shadow?


a region having little rainfall because it is sheltered from prevailing rain-bearing winds by a range of hills.


400

Give a reason that some biomes remain untouched

rural or hard to get to

400

Where is 0 degrees for latitude

Equator

500

Can you list all the main biome types?

Forests, grasslands, deserts, tundra, marine, freshwater

500

List 4 main reasons humans alter biomes?

Infrastructure (roads & railways), Agriculture, Extraction Industries, Settlements (towns & cities)

500

Can you list the 6 climate types?

Tropical, Temperate, Continental, Polar, Hot arid (desert), cold arid (desert)

500

Can you list three reasons that most biomes aren't pristine anymore?

Population increase, society needs, civilisation

500

Where is 0 degrees for lines of longitude?

Greenwich, England

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