Support your students’ learning with our handbooks: they’re full of interaction hints, discussion questions and insider intelligence.
A biome is a living system that encompasses the plants, animals, climate (temperature and rainfall), and general features (landscape, soil type) of a geographic area. Each biome has a special mix of characteristics that determine which plants (and animals!) survive and thrive. Scientists name some biomes after the region’s dominant plants. For example: the grasslands feature myriad grasses, and the mangroves consist of mangrove trees.
Plants respond to a huge number of factors: neighboring plants, insects and other animals, phenomena like winds, droughts, and fires, and outside visitors like, well, us. They’ve adapted to sprout, bloom, and grow in varied water, sun, temperature, and soil conditions. From these intricate relationships spring rich, biodiverse communities throughout the world.
The Plants Handbook highlights the wild, diverse relationships among plants, animals, and places around the globe. This guide offers facts, interaction tips, and plenty of prompts for conversation as you and your students wander Earth’s biomes:
+ Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forest
+ Temperate Grasslands
Discover weather patterns that range across biomes, changing seasons, underground mini-universes, and plant processes like growth and reproduction. Discussion questions offer starting points for conversations with your students.
The Plants Handbook is available in the app’s dashboard and at tinybop.com in eight languages.
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