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Earth's Land
Animal and Biomes Basics Theme Unit
Mountain Biomes

Earth's Land
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Mountain Biomes
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.97

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    typical, bighorn, deciduous, montane, sagebrush, alpine, zone, mountainside, subalpine, rainfall, snowshoe, biome, species, elevation, affects, region
     content words:    Rocky Mountain, North America, New Mexico, Mount Elbert


Mountain Biomes
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Caption: A typical alpine region above the tree line in the Alps mountains, Europe.
 
2     What is a mountain? A mountain is a high point of land. It is often rocky and has steep or sloping sides. Mountains cover about one-fifth of Earth's land surface. A mountain may stand alone. But most mountains are close to other mountains. A group of mountains together are called a mountain range. Two or more mountain ranges together make a mountain system.
 
3     What's the difference between a mountain and a hill? Of course, a mountain is bigger. Many scientists say that the difference between a mountain and a hill is that a mountain has at least two zones of climate and plant and animal life. These are called biomes.
 
4     Mountains have different biomes at different elevations. In most parts of the world, a mountain must rise at least 2,000 feet (610 meters) to have two biomes. Many mountains are much taller. They have more biomes.
 
5     Remember that a biome is a community of plants and animals that live together in a region. They depend on each other. Deserts, grasslands, and rainforests are some examples of biomes.

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Earth's Land
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Animal and Biomes Basics Theme Unit
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