Grassland Biomes

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Grassland Biomes (17:00)
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The prairies of the American west, the pampas of Argentina, the steppes of Russia, and the veldt of South Africa all share at least one thing in common: they are covered with miles upon miles of grass. This program can help students learn to identify the climates, life-forms, and behavioral adaptations that correspond to each type of grassland biome. Factors that threaten the survival of these habitats’ distinctive animal communities—and of the ecosystems themselves—are also addressed. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (17 minutes)

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Segments in this Video - (5)

1. Grassland Biomes (02:33)
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A grassland biome is an ecological community that is dominated by a single layer of grasses. Two types of grassland biomes are tropical and temperate grasslands.

2. Tropical and Temperate Grasslands (03:15)

Tropical grasslands are near the equator. Temperate grasslands are found between the polar regions and the tropics. Drought and floods replenish the area with nutrients.

3. Grassland Plants and Animals (03:53)

Precipitation, temperature, and soil quality affect growth in grassland biomes. Grasslands support a wide range of animals. There is a full food chain with plants, herbivores, and carnivores.

4. Humans and Grasslands (03:46)

The edible seeds we eat like wheat, are originally from the grasslands. Animals from the grasslands provide a large source of protein for humans.

5. Cultivating Grasslands (02:09)

The biotic soil is a crust made from smaller forms of plant life growing in the grassland, made up of lichens and algae which fertilize the land.

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