Biome Project Guideline Chapter 4 Page 98105.

Kyle and Casey 5/17/10 Period 3

1. Biome Temperate Grasslandtemperate_grasslands_savannas_and_shrublands_1.jpg

  • Location: Temperate

  • Describe the climate and weather conditions. What can we expect there?
  • During late spring and early summer rain fall is moderate.
  • Total rainfall is between 50.8-88.9 cm per year.
  • Temperate Grasslands have hot summers and really cold winters.
  • Temperature ranges from 100-40 degrees Fahrenheit. (-40 - 38 degrees Celsius)

Describe the type of soil. (How fertile is it. Does it erode easily . . . How is land used?)
The temperate grasslands have fertile soils. The grasslands are used for farming due to the fact that plants love the soil.

  • What are the characteristic vegetation/plant species we’d see?

    ----Purple needle grass, clovers, coneflowers, and blazing stars are some species to the grassland. Coneflower_flower_medres_556.jpg
  • What are the dominant animal species?
------Gazelles, zebras, rhinos, lions, prairie dogs, snakes, spiders and many more live on the grassland.

    • gazelle.jpeg
    • Discuss man’s way of life . . .---- Man found out that plants grow well in the grasslands, so they plowed up the land and started using it as a source of food.

    • Discuss how has your biome been impacted & changed over time? Is it healthy today?
Some of the temperate grasslands have been taken for farming due to the fertile soil to grow plants. The down fall to farming is that is done wrongly a dust bowl could develop on the temperate grasslands.
----Historically how was it different? Why would we want to visit your biome?
Before man there were more animals that live within the grasslands and farming did not take over the land of food for animals.

4. Create a Picture with a Food Web of at least 2 food chains. Chapter 3 pages 67 – 71.


Optional: Include copies of a NOTE-TAKING GUIDE for your classmates to use when you present.