Conifer: a type of tree or bush that makes cones and evergreen leaves, some of which we call needles.
Equator: an imaginary line along the middle of the Earth, going from side to side.
Grazing: land used for feeding cattle.
Microbe: a living thing so tiny that you would need a microscope to see it... more
Migration: movement of an animal or a group of animals from one place to another.
Mineral: a non-living substance found in nature that is made of specific and organized elements.
Permafrost: soil that remains frozen (below 0˚C/32˚F) for two or more years... more
Biology Bits stories are a great way for you to learn about biology a little bit at a time. We’ve broken down information into pieces that are very tiny—bite-sized biology cards. Cutting out the cards will let you organize them however you want, or use them as flashcards while you read.
This set of bits will teach you about one set of categories we use to describe the world around us: biomes. To learn more about the science behind biomes, visit Boundless Biomes.
Play the slide show from the beginning or pick a slide to begin with by clicking on a slide below.
Evan Brus. (2014, October 23). Biome Bits. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 30, 2023 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/biome-bits
Evan Brus. "Biome Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 23 October, 2014. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/biome-bits
Evan Brus. "Biome Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 23 Oct 2014. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 30 Mar 2023. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/biome-bits
Here are some pieces of biology that you can sink your teeth into. One bit at a time.
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