Climate Zones and Biomes

Earth Science - Middle School

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Table Of Contents: Climate Zones and Biomes

1. Climate Zones
Climate zones are geographic regions with relatively similar temperature and precipitation. The Earth has three major climate zones—tropical, temperate and polar.
2. Biomes
The areas within a climate zone can be further divided into biomes. A biome is a large geographic region that is characterized by a particular climate and the organisms that live in this region.
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