Thursday, January 31, 2008

Virtual Field Trips

The internet has many amazing attributes. One recent discovery for me is that many people have set up "virtual field trips" where you can visit a place on the planet through the internet. I may never actually make it to the remote location of Easter Island, but this website makes me feel like I am close to being there.



BlogWork:

Take a virtual field trip to any of the biomes listed on this link.

Describe three organisms from the biome. Don't forget to write clearly and provide detail.
Above and Beyond: (In addition to the assignment above)
Find a virtual field trip for the biome that you are researching. There are virtual field trips for almost everything! Post a link and use some of the information you find in your final biome presentation.

12 comments:

Laura said...

I chose northern forests. This area has moose which is a huge herbivore, part of the deer family. There is also the plant stinging nettle, which is a conifer that ejects irritating acid when touched. Finally, there is the lynx which is a large cat that fur is colored a light brown. I found two estuary virtual tours at http://www.epa.gov/owow/estuaries/kids/visit/index.htm

! J O R Y ! said...

I did the northwest forested mountains. One organism that lives there is a coyote, which is resembles a dog and usually has grayish and white fur. Another mammal I did is a raccoon, which is a small furry nocturnal creature. Lastly, the elk is a member of the deer family that is very similar, but larger

Jiggles said...

I did Taiga. Their are many different animals here, for example their is the lynx it is a brownish catlike animal. It lived up to 11 to 12 years. Then their is the least weasel this mammal is 7-9 inches long and it eats mostly small animals like mice. The weasel is one of the smallest carnivores there is. And last but not least their is the canada caribou it is very large but it does not eat meat it eats grass, leaves and weed's. it also has very large antlers.

maximum said...

Northern Forests:

The Lynx has blackish hair are with a brownish belly and weighs is 10-40 pounds.

The Marten has a dark brown coat with a blonde tail and weighs 1 to 4 pounds

The White- Tailed Deer is 31/2 feet and has a gray coat in the winter, and in the summer it has red coat and it also has a white tail.

callieangelbuffy said...

I did the Hudson Plains. This place is home to the woodland caribu, a herbivore, which both male and female grow antlers. There is also the white tailed deer, another herbivore, who are usually 3-3 1/2 feet at the shoulders. There are also seals whose pups, babies, weigh 12-20lbs and are born in the spring.

Lickity Split said...

I chose the Great Plains. Rattle snakes rattle their tail when they are about to attack. They eat small animals to survive.
Bison are very large animals that migrate in large groups for protection and feed of ground vegitation.
The pronghorn is an antilope that communicates by lifting the white hairs on its booty!

Mikyelle AKA Mike said...

in the great plains, in the late 1800's the Bison was almost extinct. At present time, there are around 300,000 bison and the population is growing.

Rattle snakes live in woody or rocky areas. Before they attack, the rattle their tails. Thus called the Rattle Snake. They eat small mammals.

The Pronghorn Antelope communicates by rising the white hair on its head.

Kashi said...

Deserts:

The prickly pear cactus is shaped like a green pancake. It's spikes protect it from thirsty animals.
Bobcats are fast and adaptable wild cats that live in North America.
Rattlesnakes are venomous snakes. They make a rattling sound with their tails if they get angry or scared.

Redrum said...

I did the north american deserts. The bob cat is one of the fastest adapters in the desert, they are very fast and notorious hunters. The roadrunner is a a bird that nests in bushes and cacti and lays 3 to 8 eggs a year. The rattle snake is a poisonous, live in the Mojave desert, and warn of predators by shaking its tail.

Big Q the great said...

i did the great plains my first specie was te praire dog usually eats grass and if their isnt any grass around it wll eat plants. my second was the jack rabbit is different from a normal rabbits the jack rabbit loves flat lands and deserts. my third was the rattle snake it lives in wooden and rocky habitats. they rattle their tail when their about to attack. the rattle sanke eats mice and other small animals.

david said...

North American Desert Organisms

A bobcat is one of the most famous felines in the North American deserts. It has spots and strips that let it blend into their surroundings which are very good for hunting. It can run very fast and can adapt to its surroundings very well. The rattlesnake lives in Mojave Desert. Rattlesnakes were once protected by law since people started to hunt them. All rattlesnakes around the world are poisonous and dangerous. Some rattlesnakes have venom that can kill. When rattlesnakes are angered they rattle their tail to warn their enemy which was how they got their name. Roadrunners are usually found in the open country with scattered cover from dry brush, chaparral and other desert scrub. Their nest is a shallow saucer-like nest in bush, cacti or a small tree. Their eggs are white and they lay 3 to 8.

Eli said...

I did the Tundra. One animal living here is a Beluga Whale. What's so special about Beluga whales is that they can communicate to each other, even from a distance. Another animal living here is a Walrus. Walruses are usually between 10-15 feet long and weighs about 2 tons. They also have tusks, whiskers, and they make grunting sounds. Lastly, there are the Tundra Swan. The Tundra Swan is a bird with long white feathers, a black beak, and black legs. It was once an endangered species. It weighs on an average of 7 1\2 kg and can measure 1.3 meters from bill to tail.