A biome is an area of the planet that can be classified according to the plants and animals that live in it. Temperature, soil, and the amount of light and water help determine what life exists in a biome. Tap and visit the desert Biome. This virtual biome is from the desert southwest of the United States. This desert biome is filled with desert plants and animals. Be sure to be on the look out for the rattlesnake. As you explore this biome, take notes on the types of plants and animals you find. Tap and answer the questions.