Name two biomes found in the northern hemisphere?
Tundra and Taiga biomes are both cold, northern climates with distinct features. Tundra is treeless and has permafrost, while Taiga is a forest biome. Both biomes are home to unique species adapted to their environments.
Tundra and Taiga Biomes
Tundra: A cold, treeless biome found in the Arctic and on mountains; characterized by permafrost. Taiga: An evergreen forest biome located in the subarctic regions of North America, Asia, and Europe. Permafrost: A permanently frozen soil layer found in the tundra biome.
The tundra is one of the world's youngest biomes, formed only 10,000 years ago. The taiga is the world's largest land biome, covering much of Russia and Canada. The tundra supports around 1,700 different species of plants.
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between the tundra and taiga biomes? Explain your answer in two or three sentences.
Work together in pairs: What is one unique feature of the Tundra and Taiga biomes that you found interesting?
What type of biome is a tundra?
What type of animals live in the taiga?
- Grizzly Bears
What type of climate is found in tundras?
What type of vegetation usually grows in taigas?
What type of soil is found in tundras?