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Agenda 09/08/00

  1. Field Trip (Sep 14 (Thursday)-15 (Friday) McLaren Park
  2. Review Biomes
  3. Field Study: Plant/Animal Identification I
  4. Class Notes:

    Biome

    Environment

    Plants

    Animals

    Ocean

    Saltwater 33o/o o

    33g of salt to 1000g of water.

    Algae, Kelp, Phytoplankton. (Phyto means plants, plankton means floaters or drifters).

    Aquatic marine animals. Swimmers (fish), crawlers (crabs), burrowers (clams, worms).

    Desert

    Hot, Dry

    Suculants. Plants that hold water, like catus.

    Most mammals are active at night. Reptiles need heat from the sun to maintain their temperature, so they are active in the morning and late afternoon.

    Grasslands

    Seasons (Spring-Winter)

    Mostly grasses

    Large grazers.

    Fast carnivores.

    Savanna

    Hot. Moisture coming off of the ocean through wind currents.

    Rainforest

    Hot, humid

    Mostly trees

    Smaller mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles. Deer and Bears are the largest animals.

    Temperate Forest

    Seasons (Spring-Winter)

    Tundra

    Cold, Dry

    Scrubs

    Most active during the short summer. Many mammals migrate to south to find better food during seasons other than Summer.

     

     

     

     

    1. In your notebook:
    2. Plant/Animal Identification I /8/00

      Partners: Group a ; Names of members present.

      Purpose: To practice using field Guides and Keys

      Procedures:

      Materials:

      List the Field Guides

      Methods:

            1. Choose the best artist to draw those things that we can not identify.
            2. Go to the TMAHS yard (blacktop)
            3. Identify plants and animals using the Field Guides.