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Temperate Grasslands TORI BAILEY, BROOKE NOVAK, AND ADAM POWERS
Temperate Grassland Animals Sheep, Elk, Gazelles, Antelopes, Black Wildebeests, Argentine Gray Foxes, Cheetahs, Wolverines, and Armadillos
Animal Facts: Elephant: - Live around 60-70 years - Hebivores - Up to 11 feet tall - Gestation period is about 22 months Elk: - Adult is up to 700lbs -Body varies from deep copper brown to light tan - Eat grasses and forbs - Only male elk have antlers
Zoology Questions: Name two animals that can be found in the Temperate Grasslands. What is the lifespan of a typical elephant?
Zoology Answers: Sheep, Elk, Gazelles, Antelopes, Black Wildebeests, Argentine Gray Foxes, Cheetahs, Wolverines, and Armadillos are all animals found in a temperate grassland. An elephant’s general lifespan is 60-70 years.
Weather of the Temperate Grassland - Rain usually falls in the late spring/early summer -Average of 20-35 inches of rain per year -Temperature is warm to hot seasons and cool to cold seasons -The weather depends greatly on how close to the equator the area is.
Soil is fertile and rich with nutrients Droughts keep the trees from taking over Fires preserve biodiversity. Summer: temperature can rise above 100 degrees(F) including rain and hail storms. Winter: temperature can get below -10 degrees(F) remaining dry. Pamperos: strong, cold winds. Burah: winter blizzards. Continued..
Meteorology Questions: What is the average rainfall per year? How does a drought effect the temperate grasslands?
Meteorology Answers: 20-35 inches is the estimated rainfall per year. A drought keeps the trees from taking over.
Temperate Grasslands Plants Big Bluestem, Indian Grass, Blazing Stars, Butterflyweed, Coneflowers, Sunflowers ThistleIronweedCommon Teasel
Plant Facts: Teasel - remain green until fall - grows as a basal rosette -dies after flowering -very prickly Thistle -spiny leaves -sometimes used medicinally -flowering plant -branded as a weed
Botany Questions: Name two plants that can be found in the Temperate Grasslands. Which plant remains green until fall?
Botany Answers: Ironweed, Common Teasel, Thistle, Big Bluestem, Indian Grass, Blazing Stars, Butterflyweed, Coneflowers, and Sunflowers are plants the can be found in the grasslands. The Common Teasel stays green until fall.
Geography The grasslands are one of the most extensive biomes. In grasslands, grass dominates over trees and shrubs. They are generally flat, but on occasion may contain mountains.
Continued… The grasslands include the temperate and savanna. Grasslands are composed more of grass, whereas the savanna is made more of trees and shrubs.
Grassland Distribution Located in North and South America, Africa, and some of Asia. Also in Australia and New Zealand
Geography Questions: Fill in the blanks: The two types of grasslands are _____________ and ___________________. Grasslands are formed by _______________ from ice sheets and water.
Geography Answers: The two types of grasslands are the temperate and the savanna. Grasslands are formed by erosion from ice sheets and water.
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