A biome is a large distinctive community of plants identified by types of plants and their climate. This biome word search contains 30 biome-related glossary terms. Can you find them all?
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Biome Word Search Glossary Terms
Alpine – related to high mountains.
Aquatic – related to water. Aquatic biomes could be either fresh or saltwater biomes.
Arid – Dry, low humidity, or low rainfall. Basically a lack of plentiful water.
Biome – a distinct grouping of plant life based on the type of plants and their climate.
Chaparral – biome containing mostly shrubs in a climate of wet winters and hot dry summers.
Coastal – related to the land near the edge of an ocean or sea.
Coniferous – a type of plant that relies on cones to spread their seeds. Examples include pine, cedar, fir, and cypress trees.
Deciduous – refers to plants that lose leaves or fruit as the season changes.
Desert – refers to areas where little or no precipitation occurs.
Ecosystem – an ecosystem is a community of plant and animal life.
Evergreen – opposite of deciduous. These plants remain ‘green’ and keep their leaves throughout the year.
Forest – biome where the primary plant life consists of trees.
Grassland – biome where the primary plant life consists of grasses.
Humid – refers to climates where there are high levels of water vapor or humidity.
Marine – Biomes found in seawater.
Mire – a wetland biome where the primary plant life consists of peat-forming plants. Mires include four basic types: bog, fen, marsh, and swamp.
Ocean – refers to biomes in and under the waters of the Earth’s oceans.
Polar Ice – the ice coverings found at either of the Earth’s poles
Prairie – A temperate grassland, savanna, or shrubland.
Reef – a marine biome associated with coral formations.
Savanna – biome with a mix of woodland and grassland plants where the tree canopies do not deny light to reach the grass below.
Taiga – also known as boreal forest is a forest found in the subarctic areas of the Northern hemisphere.
Temperate – climate consisting of a wide range of yearly temperature. Also identified by the zone between 35° and 50° latitude in both North and South hemispheres.
Terrestrial – relating to plants living on the ground. The opposite of aquatic biomes.
Tropical – biomes positioned between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn latitudes (23.5° N and S).
Tundra – biome with little or no tree growth due to low temperatures or short growing periods. Plant life consists mostly of lichens, mosses, shrubs, and grasses.
Underground – biomes found in caves and underground caverns.
Urban – refers to plants found in cities.
Wetlands – biomes in areas flooded with water either seasonally or permanently.
Woodland – biome where the tree density is high, but lower than forests. Woodlands are open biomes where the trees allow plenty of sunlight to the plants growing under them.