Temperate Forests, Rainforests, Grasslands, Chaparral, Deserts, Savannas, and Tundras.

What is a biome?

A biome is the largest geographic biotic unit, a major community of plants and animals with similar life forms and environmental conditions. The two main factors that determine a particular biome are temperature and precipitation, or the climate of the region.

Why are they important?

Biomes play a critical role in the understanding of ecology because they help scientists understand a specific plant or animal, as well as the role it plays in its community and the characteristics that it has developed to live in a particular environment.


Explore these Youtube videos to learn more about the terrestrial and aquatic biomes on Earth.

FUN FACT: Biomes support life on the planet, influence weather patterns, and help to regulate temperature on Earth.