Monday, March 8, 2010

Your CIA mission!

Hey everybody! I'm sorry I'm out today. I have a stomach flu which I expect will only last 24 hours. I should be back in tomorrow.

As we prepare to design our biome dioramas I want you to look at the countries that have your biomes in them.


Go to the CIA website, The World Factbook, and find information about one of the countries that has your biome in it. Read through the information about that country and write down a list of ten facts about the country. Please write in complete sentences. There is extensive information on every country, so make sure you read through all of the drop down menus.


sophie roxz said...

1) it has a population of about 198,739,269 people.
2)it is the 5th biggest country in the world.
3)a main natural issue is droughts in the northeast and floods in the south.
4) there is an equal number on men and women in the military.
5) about 41 million people have house phones and about 150 million have cell phones.
6)about 64 million people use the internet.
7) there are 4,000 airports but only 721 have paved runways.
8) 66% of the people are between the ages of 15 and 64.
9)Portuguese is the official and most spoken language.
10)they have the second longest river in the world just behind the nile.

B-Square and Dan Rock like scientist!!! said...

Canada is located in North America or
60, 00 N, 95 ,00 W. There is 9,093,507 Square km of land and 891,163 Square km of water. the coast line distance is 202,080 Square km. In Canada there are 33,487,208 people since July 2009.

RE said...

1. the capital of Venezuela is Caracas.
2. Venezuela's cordenets are 8 degrees north and 66 degrees west.
3. Venezuela's climate is hot and humid.
4. the terrain in northwest Venezuela is mountainous.
5. in the southeast of Venezuela the terrain is flat.
6. Venezuela is home to the worlds tallest waterfall.
7. Venezuela's econome is made up of mostly oil.
8. gold and natural gas can be found in Venezuela.

Bob said...

Blog work for science 3/8/10

1.South Africa was settled by Dutch traders

2.It was diamond and mineral rich.

3.Slightly smaller than twice the size of Texas.

4.There are 49 million people there

5.18 percent of adults in that country have HIV or aids

6.It exports mostly diamonds and gold

7.America buys 11.4 percent of exports

8.It exports 185 thousand barrels of oil a day\

9.It uses 585 thousand barrels of oil a day

10.24 percent of people in south africa are unemployed

Brooke*__* said...

1)brazil has natural hazzards such as flood in the south.
2) brazil also has ma caused hazzard like deforestation in Amazon Basin hurts the habitat and endangers plant and animal species, , land degradation and water pollution oil spills.
3) white 53.7%, mixed white and black 38.5%, black 6.2%, Japanese, Arab, Amerindian ect. 0.9%, unspecified 0.7%
4)Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4%
5)Portuguese is the most commmon language in brazil
6)Constitution was signed on October 5,1988
7) Independence Day, 7 September, the date was set 1822
8) the flag is green with a yellow diamond in the center bearing a blue globe with 27 white five-pointed stars arranged in the same pattern as the night sky of Brazil
9)females live longer than the males
10)they had 138 brodcasting t.v stations in 1997

Richard said...


1. mostly desert

2. fertile soil in the southeast

3. low plateaus

4. droughts are common during summer

5. smallest continent but sixth largest country

6. mostly populated on the eastern and southern coasts

7. the world's largest exporter of coal

8. tropical in the north

9. several different invasive species of animals are on Australia

10. is an oceanic continent

Jade! said...

1.) Russia's population is 140,041,247 people.
2.) Russia is the biggest country
3.) with 17,098,242 NA
4.) with the coastline being 37,653 km
5.) elevation for the lowest point is the Caspian Sea at -28 m
6.) elevation for the highest point Gora El'brus at 5,633 m
7.) Russia's location is in Northern Asia
8.) Russia was founded in the 12th century,
9.) The flag colors white, blue, red
10.)water: 720,500 sq km

Diggy Dog D said...


1. 464 airports

2. produces 239.9 billion kWh of electricity

3. uses 222 billion kWh

4. 22.12 million mobile cellular

5. 9.37 million non transportable telephones

6. 104 television broadcast stations

7. .au internet country code

8. Major drug issues in tasmania

9. 11.756 million internet hosts

10. 15.7 internet users

Max said...


1. it is slightly smaller than california
2. their population is 127,078,679
3. the population of japan is at an almost 2% downturn per year
4. HIV is almost nonexistant
5. must be 20 years old to vote
6. 66% of the population lives in urban areas
7. there is a sort of false monarchy where the government is run by elected officials instead of a monarch simmalar to the british
8. the south is tropical while the north is temperate
9. the duck billed platypus lives there!
10. they hold a non permanent seat on the UN security council for 2009-10

loves to ride said...


Egypt is located in Northern Africa, it is bordering Mediterranean sea

The climate is hot, dry summers with moderate winters

Terrain is plateau with the Nile Valley and Delta

Dust storms, flash floods and earthquakes are natural hazards

Environment issue is limited fresh water resources

Population 78,866,635

Labor force agriculture -32% industry-17% services- 51%

Products - cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables, cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats

Industries - textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, construction, cement, metals, light manufactures

Eve X_x said...


1. Greece's natural hazards are sever earthquakes.

2. Greece's natural resources are; lignite, petroleum, iron ore, Bauxite, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, and salt.

3. 99% of people there speak Greek, accept the 1% that is other which includes English and French.

4. The type of government they have is a Parliamentary Republic

5. Greece was granted independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829.

6. The climate is usually mild, temperate, wet winters with hot and dry summer.

7. In Greece they're are extreme elevation changes. in the Mediterranean sea its 0 m and on mount olympus its 2,917 m.

8. The terrain is mostly mountain ranges that lead into peninsulas or islands.

9. The whole area is slightly smaller than Alabama.

10. right now the current issues in Greece are air pollution and water pollution.

Ish said...

1: hot because it is close to the equator

2: possession was taken by John Cook

3: the capital of Australia is Canberra

4: its population is 21,262,641

5: religion percent - Catholic 25.8%, Anglican 18.7%, Uniting Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.7%, other Christian 7.9%, Buddhist 2.1%, Muslim 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 11.3%, none 18.7%

6: language percent - English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)

7: Government type -federal parliamentary democracy a Commonwealth realm

8: they got there independence from the uk January 1901

9: Australian Defense Force

10: male: 144,959 female: 137,333 in the army

Jacob said...

1. Slightly larger than Montana
2. Landlocked
3. Rainy season from Nov. to Mar.
4. Recurring droughts
5. Covers 390,757 sq. km.
6. Pop. 11,392,629
7. Median age 17.6
8. 43% of population under 14
9. Only 3% of pop. over 65
10. More females than males overall in the population

the adolescent juvenile said...

1)The most common eco-hazard in Thailand is droughts.
2)Wildlife population is endangered by illegal hunting in Thailand.
3)Soil erosion and deforestation are also serious problems.
4)Thailand controls the only land route from Asia to Malaysia and Singapore.
5)Tin, gypsum and flourite are just several of the natural resources that Thailand holds.
6)The capital of Thailand is Bangkok.
7) 94.6% of the population in Thailand is Buddhist, leaving 4.6% for Muslim and only 0.8% of other religions.
8)Thailand is only a little over 2 times the size of Wyoming.
9)King Phumphion Adunyadet is the chief of state in Thailand.
10)Abhisit Wetchachiwa is the prime minister.

Nicole said...

continent mostly south of the Antarctic Circle

no indigenous inhabitants, but there are both permanent and summer-only staffed research stations

Antarctic Treaty, signed on 1 December 1959 and entered into force on 23 June 1961

Antarctica is administered through meetings of the consultative member nations

Antarctic Conservation Act carries penalties of up to $10,000 in fines and one year in prison

A total of 45,652 tourists visited the Antarctic Treaty area in the 2007-08 Antarctic summer, up from the 36,460 visitors in 2006-2007, and the 30,877 visitors in 2005-2006

Most tourist trips last approximately two weeks.

US coastal stations include McMurdo and Palmer

Antarctic Treaty prohibits any measures of a military nature, such as the establishment of military bases and fortifications, the carrying out of military maneuvers, or the testing of any type of weapon

Australia has established a similar preserve in the waters around its territorial claim

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