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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a different part of the world?

If you have, you were wondering about the biome of the new location.

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Choose a biome to build.

Tundra is the world's coldest biome. Almost no trees can survive there due to the extremely low temperatures and short growing seasons. There are three types of tundra: Arctic and Antarctic, which are cold due to their latitude, and alpine tundra which is cold due to its altitude.

Latitude: An imaginary line that circles the earth, used to locate a position relative to the equator.

Altitude: A location's height above sea level.

Taiga, also called coniferous forest, consists mostly of conifers. Taiga is the largest land biome, making up 27% of the world's forests. The largest area of taiga lies between the tundra to the north and the deciduous forests and grasslands to the south. Animals of the taiga include the snowy owl and caribou.

Conifers: Trees that grow needles instead of leaves and cones instead of flowers. These adaptations help conifers survive in areas that are very cold. 

Deciduous forest regions are exposed to warm and cold air masses, which cause this biome to have four seasons. The temperature varies widely with the seasons. Plants become dormant to survive the cold winters, while summer birds fly south, and many mammals hibernate because food is scarce. 

Deciduous: Trees, shrubs and other plants that shed their leaves seasonally. Deciduous trees are also called broadleaf trees.

There are two types of rainforest: tropical and temperate. Tropical rainforests are found closer to the equator where it is warm. More than half of the world's estimated 10 million species of plants, animals, and insects live in the tropical rainforests. Temperate rainforests are located along some coasts in temperate zones. 

Tropical: Growing in the Tropics, the hot regions surrounding the equator.

Temperate: Growing in regions with moderate temperatures.

Grassland regions are open, fairly flat areas of grass. Grassland covers one fourth of the world's land. It can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Tropical grasslands, such as grass savanna, are hot and they receive only small to moderate amounts of rain. Temperate grasslands have warm summers and cold winters. 

Tropical: Growing in the Tropics, the hot regions surrounding the equator.

Temperate: Growing in regions with moderate temperatures.

Desert is a barren region that receives very little rain. There are many types of desert but they share one characteristic: they receive no more than 10 inches of rain a year. Deserts are home to a surprising number of plants and animals suited to dry conditions. Over one-fifth of the world's land is desert. 

Some animals live in more than one biome.

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These animal-themed games make it fun to learn about animals' characteristics and habitats. You can even create your own new species!

 

Click or tap the buttons below to choose the plants that grow in this biome.

Click or tap the buttons below to choose the animal who lives in this biome.

Click or tap the buttons below to choose the temperature range for this biome.

Click or tap the buttons below to choose the amount of precipitation for this biome.

Congratulations!

You built the tundra.

Arctic Tundra

Plants

Plants

Mosses, lichens, grasses,

and short woody shrubs

Animals

Animals

Arctic wolf, caribou, Arctic fox, Arctic hare, polar bear, walrus, beluga whale

Temp

Short cool summer; bitterly cold winter

Precipitation

Small amount

You built the taiga.

Taiga

Plants

Plants

Evergreen trees and shrubs, mosses, lichens

Animals

Animals

Arctic wolf, caribou, moose, wood bison, Dall sheep, lynx, snowshow hare

Temp

Mild summer; very cold, snowy winter

Precipitation

Small-moderate  amount

You built the deciduous forest.

Deciduous Forest

Plants

Plants

Broadleaf trees, bushes, ferns, and evergreens

Animals

Animals

Tawny owl, mountain lion, bobcat, black bear, weasel, beaver, chipmonk, cardinal

Temp

Warm-hot summer; cold, snowy winter

Precipitation

Moderate  amount

You built the tropical rainforest.

Tropical Rainforest

Plants

Plants

Canopies of vegetation; palms, vines, ferns, orchids

Animals

Animals

Gorilla, jaguar, giant anteater, capybara, vampire bat, scarlet macaw, cuckoo

Temp

Hot and humid all year; no seasons

Precipitation

Large amount

You built the grass savanna.

Grass Savanna

Plants

Plants

Many grasses, acacia trees, baobab trees, some shrubs

Animals

Animals

African elephant, giraffe, ostrich, cheetah, wildebeest, camel, hippopotamus

Temp

Warm all year; wet and dry seasons

Precipitation

Small-moderate amount

You built the hot and dry desert.

Hot and Dry Desert

Plants

Plants

Cacti, small bushes, and short grasses

Animals

Animals

Rattlesnake, coyote, jackrabbit, roadrunner, Gila monster, tarantula

Temp

Very hot summer  with cold nights

Precipitation

Small amount

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