Draw Your Own Biomes
Here is a map that shows the average low and high temperatures as well as the total annual rainfall for various locations. Use this information to group the locations into 4 biomes, labeled A-D. When you are finished, click "Calculate Variability." The lower the total variability, the more reasonable your groupings are.
1. Suppose you found a population of animals living at the location in the northeast corner of this map. Where else might you expect to find other populations of the same animal species? Explain why. 2. Suppose you found a population of plants living at the location in the southwest corner of this map. Where else might you expect to find other populations of the same plant species? Explain why. 3. Name two locations from this map where you expect you would NOT find similar communities living. Explain why. 4. This map only shows information about the temperature and precipitation of the various locations. What other data would have been helpful as you were deciding where to draw the lines between different biomes?