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Biomes of the World
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Monday

Read :Rainforests Endangered!

Today only about three percent of the original temperate rainforest in the U.S.A. remains, mostly inside Olympic National Park in Washington State. Prior to the arrival of homesteaders just over a century ago, the Olympic Peninsula contained more than a million acres of old-growth spruce and hemlock.  Because of habitat destruction, many plants and animals have become "island dwellers" inside the park now.

Tropical rainforests comprise only 40% of the world's tropical forests and only 20% of the world's total forests. They cover 6-7% of the Earth's land surface.  Half of the world's plant and animal species live in the tropical rainforests of the world. Thirty acres of trees are cut in the tropical rainforests every minute. As you read this, tropical rainforests are shrinking. Each second a portion of rainforest the size of a football field is destroyed or damaged. What can you do to help save the tropical rainforest?

Tuesday

Answer this question in essay form: (5 sentences minimum)

What can you do to help save the tropical rainforest?

Wednesday

READ: Where Are Rainforests Located?

Tropical rainforests are located near the equator. Fifty seven percent of all tropical rainforests are found in Latin America. One third of the world's tropical rainforests are in Brazil. Other tropical rainforests are located in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands (25% of the world's tropical rainforests) and West Africa (18%).

Temperate rainforests are found along some coasts in temperate zones.  The largest temperate rainforests are found on the Pacific coast of North America. They stretch from Oregon to Alaska for 1,200 miles. Smaller temperate rainforests can be found on the southeast coast of Chile in South America. There are a few other coastal strips with temperate rainforests, including small areas in the United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, New Zealand, and southern Australia.

Map of Biomes

 

Thursday

Temperate Rainforest Scrapbook

Read this, it is interesting, but WILL NOT be on the test.

Friday
EXAM



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