Name: ________________________________________________ Period: __________ Date: _____________ Worksheet: Planet Earth “Pole to Pole”. Use your text and read section 3-1 and section 4-3 to complete the following questions. You should use the tools of your text; the index, glossary, and the pictures within the section, particularly pages 98-105. Part A: Define the following vocabulary terms using your textbook: Abiotic factor– Biotic factor– Herbivore – Carnivore – Ecology – Part B: Answer the following questions about each biome. Pay attention to the pictures and use pages 98-105 of your text to help guide you in answering: Tundra 1. List two abiotic factors that affect life in the tundra: 2. List two herbivores that lives in the tundra: 3. List two carnivores that lives in the tundra: 4. What areas of the world are tundras found? 5. Approximately, what is the maximum amount of precipitation per month? 6. How many months per year have an average temperature below 10 degrees Celsius? Boreal Forest (Taiga) 7. What kind of trees inhabits the boreal forests? 8. What abiotic factors set the taiga apart from other biomes? 9. What are the dominant wildlife forms? Temperate Forest 10. What kind of tree inhabits the temperate forests? 11. List two abiotic factors that affect life in the temperate forests: 12. List two biotic factors that affect life in the temperate forests: 13. List one herbivore that lives in the temperate forests: 14. List one carnivore that lives in the temperate forests: Tropical Rain Forest 15. List two abiotic factors that affect life in the tropical forests: 16. Define the two terms: canopy and understory. 17. Approximately, what is the average rainfall per month? 18. Why do you think the tropical rainforests have more species of organisms than all other biomes combined? Hint: It has something to do with the abiotic factors. Desert 19. List two abiotic factors that affect life in the desert: 20. What are the dominant plant forms of the desert? 21. What is the approximate average rainfall per month in the desert? 22. How does the amount of rainfall compare to the tundra? 23. List two carnivores that live in the desert: 24. Which abiotic factor do you think has the biggest influence on the desert organisms? Why? Tropical Savanna 25. List two abiotic factors that affect life in the mountains: 26. What are the dominant plants? 27. What are the dominant wildlife forms? 28. What areas of the world are the tropical savannas found? Northwest Coniferous Forest 29. Describe the typical Northwest coniferous forest. 30. What other biomes, if any, have similar amounts or patterns of precipitation? 31. What is another name for the Northwest coniferous forest?