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Grassland Biome

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The grasslands consist of several species of grass with some flowering plants mixed in.  No trees grow because of the many fires that occur.  The grasslands are a habitat for small, seed eating animals and large herbivores. 
Average Annual Rainfall- 10-29.5 in.
Average Temperatures in the Summer- 86F
Average Temperatures in the Winter- 32F
 
PLANTS
Mostly large grasses (wow, grasses in the grasslands) and some flowering plants.  With the grasses that grow in the grassland, we make cereal. 
 
ANIMALS
Animals such as the bison, wolf, prarie dog, and the mule dog are now common in the U.S. grasslands.  There is only a small variety of animal life.
 
FUN FACTS
The road runner can attain speeds of up to 17 mph on foot.
 
A favorite game of the road runner is taunting a rattle snake just before eating it.
 
Grassland surrounds all of the deserts in Asia
 

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Produced by Billy Price
2005
Rapid Run Middle School Project