Compare the three types of forests: tropical rainforest, temperate deciduous forest, and boreal forest (also called the taiga). Answer the following questions.
What are three characteristics that these biomes have in common?
How are the trees different in these three biomes?
Describe the three soil types. Before you learned about the biomes, which of the three would you have thought would have had the richest soil? Why?
For each of the three biomes, describe what you see as the biggest challenge to plants and animals. What environmental factor most drives their adaptations? (Example: For the desert, the factor would be the lack of water and heat.)