Grassland - 16dgg

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World map of grassland
Grassland
• Grasslands are large areas
with hills of grass and
wildflowers.
Sometimes grasslands are called
prairies, savannahs, or steppes.
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Climate
• In the summer it is about 30c
• In the winter it can go to 0c
• Average yearly rainfall is about 10
– 30 inches.
Animals
• Here are some of the animals that
live in grassland areas.
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prairie dogs
black rhinoceros
Cheetah- running
Elephants- roam in huge
Zebras
A biotic factors
• Rain fall
• Sunlight
• soil
PRAIRIE DOGS
There are five different species of prairie dogs: black-tailed,
white-tailed, Gunnison, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs.
They grow between 30 – 40 centimeters in height .
They are tiny creatures, so they can hide easily from
predators.
They have claws to dig their homes
BLACK RIHNOCEROS
• An adult rhinoceros grows 140 – 170 cm in
height.
• Usually rhinoceros weighs up to 800 to
1,400 kg .
• Leafy plants, branches, shoots, thorny wood
bushes, and fruit.
CHEETAH
• Cheetahs can run between 112 to 120 km/h.
• They can accelerate from 0 to 103 km/h in about 3
seconds.
• This is also one of their adaptations with this power they
can protect themselves.
• Cheetah feed on antoplope and buffalo
ELEPHANT
• A elephant weighs about 12,000 kg
• The hard skin helps it prevent arrows and
knifes.
• leaves, bamboo, bark, roots, twigs, and small
amounts of fruits, seeds, and flowers
• Elephants protect themselves with their
trunks.
ZEBRAS
Zebras eat dry grass.
Zebras have special teeth to chew tough grass.
Thin fur keeps them cool
Their great stamina helps them outpace
predators
Plants
• Here are some grass and wildflowers the grow
in grassland.
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Purple needlegrass
Sunflower
Wild oats
Indigos
Goldenrods
RYEGRASS
ryegrass can extend growing into the warm
seasons .
Ryegrass can get killed or damaged in cold
winter seasons.
SUNFLOWERS
• Sunflowers come in all sorts of colors.
• They need a lot of sun that is why they call it a
sunflower, they need water, oxygen, rich soil.
• thorns around stem and leaves for protection.
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WILD OATS
• Wild oats are sometimes cut for hay, and
young plants provide forage for grazing
animals.
• The oat that grows in the plant is edible by
humans and other animals.
Human activities
• Humans destroy grassland by driving vehicles
on them, which destroys the plants and killes
animals.
• Humans set fire to the ground which destroys
plants and kills innocent animals .
• Research
1. http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/biomes/ganimals.html
2. http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/landbiomes/
3. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_climate_like_in_grassland
4. http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/biomes/gclimate.html
5. http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/biomes/grass.html
6. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/grassland-biome-animals-and-plants.html
7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_dog
8. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_a_Black_rhino_eat
9. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Adaptations_of_prairie_dogs
10. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_rhinos_use_their_horns
11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheetah
12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant
13. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_zebras_adapt_to_their_environment
14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflower
15. http://www.answers.com/topic/sunflower
• Images
1. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/Images/picgrassland.jpg\
2. http://www.windows.ucar.edu/earth/images/grassland_map_big2.jpg
3. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/228/457864386_7db630c8fc.jpg
4. http://tengritagh.blogspot.com/
5. http://www.travel-china.net/imagesen/new/1/east-hulun-buir-grassland1.jpg
6. http://animaladventures.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/cheetahs1.jpg
7. http://www.arktimes.com/blogs/rockcandy/Image/elephant.jpg
8. http://www.naturfoto-cz.de/photos/sevcik/burchells-zebra--equus-burchellii-2.jpg
9. http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/wildflowers/images/goldenrod2.jpg
10. http://www.stpaulrealestateblog.com/min/images/2008/08/10/false_indigo.jpg
11 .http://www.ohio-nature.com/image-files/wild-oats-lg.jpg
12. http://friendsofhobmoor.org.uk/files/flowers/Flowers%20-%20Marsh%20Foxtail.jpg
13. http://www.cnga.org/images/03_purple-needlegrass_03.jpg
14. http://kiwiseed.co.nz/img/non-ryegrass-pasture002_large.jpg
15. http://flowers-show.com/images/2009/09/Sunflowers-Screensaver_1.png
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