Place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability and change.
Students explain the spatial variation and characteristics of natural environments and the interconnections between people, places and environments.
- Questioning and researching
- Communicating and reflecting
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Introduction to Biomes
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A biome is an area of the planet that can be classified according to the plants and animals that live in it. Temperature, soil, and the amount of light and water help determine what life exists in a biome.
The World's biomes
Biomes are defined as "the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment" (Campbell).
"Human Landscapes" are areas of Earth's terrestrial surface where direct human alteration of ecological patterns and processes is significant, ongoing, and directed toward servicing the needs of human populations for food, shelter and other resources and services including recreation and aesthetic needs. Anthropogenic Biomes ("Anthromes"), describe the globally-significant types of anthropogenic landscapes.