BC: Travellers: Jessica Monk, Hayley Schoors, and Lauren Fallis.............Thank you!!!
FC: North America
1: The Arctic region This was the first place we decided to visit on our tour of North America. The view here was amazing! In the Arctic it is relatively flat near the ocean, but there re quite a few muntain farther north. Not very much grows in this region because it is always so cold here. It seems, here, that it is always winter . There is almot no summer.
2: The Interior Plains This region was the second stop on our road trip through North America. | When we were here we stopped in Saskatchewan it was great, it was so flat we could see for miles. Tall grasses that grow here are good food for the animals. There is not la lot of water here so when we went there in the summer it was boiling.
3: The Western cordillera | A truly amazing place that we saw was the weastern cordillera. The suneshine coast is part of this region and it is such a beautiful place to relax. It has such an amazing view with all of the mountains, There is a wide variety of plants here they can range from huge trees to grasses and cactusses. The ocean affects this climate causing a mild temperature.
4: The INTERMOUNTAIN REGION was the 4th place we went to. We went to British Columbia to check it out. There wasn't much vegetation here like there was small pine forests and shubs. some areas. | The climate here usually varies from very cold wet winters to very warm dry summers. Some areas are very dry. There are rivers but they are usually lost in the dessert. But some areas do well with irragation.
5: We travelled through the Canadian shield and we saw the coniferous forests that seemed to go on forever. We saw steep mountain sides and rocky frozen tundra. It gets really cold out here. I think the people in Sudbury Ontario said it was -18c in the winter. It also gets really hot in the summer . It was about +25c this past summer. Lets get back to the forest, we took a photo for you. The Coniferous forest is very dense with trees. The more north you go though the less trees there are. We heard that the northern shield actually has no trees, only frozen tundra. As we travelled further South there were broadleaf trees such as oak, maple, beech, hickory and chestnut. Because it gets cold, the trees have adapted to the winter by going into a period of dormancy or sleep. Its kind of like a bear hibernating through the freezing winter.
6: We had a great time in new south wales on the mid northern coast . All of us got to see the Great lakes. The elevation of the great lakes is 597ft above sea level. Some people in town told us that the great lakes have fertile soil. There are swamps, bogs, marshes, and many aquatic plants grow. Someone told us about 18% of the worlds fresh water is in the 5 lakes.Here it gets the warm humid air from the the gulf of mexico.
7: We travelled through the Appalachian mountains. The mountains were rugged with rivers that were green. It's hot in the summer and mild in the winter. The higher you went up the mountains the cooler it was. | We stayed in West Virginia for a bit. We got to see the national forest. There were many large plants, shrubs, including ferns, and wildflowers. There are also many mosses.
8: The Coastal Plains was one of the last places we visited on our trip through North America. They were located from New Jersey to Texas. The vegetation here is quite different. It has lots has lots of sand. In some areas of the coastal plains there are lush jungles. The climate here can really be different. In the north they can have freezing winters with hot summers and in the south they can have mild and warm winters. The Coastal Plains have a surface that can be very flat or gently rolling. They contain many swamps and marshes. The sea can flow into them because the land slowly sinks. They also have alot of rivers navigated by the land. They also can get many huricanes here during the period between late summer and early winter.
9: North America was our most favourite place to visit. It stretched from the cold arctic to the hot south. Regions had wet marshes or dry desserts or beautiful forrests. North America was truly a magnicient place to visit!!!
10: BIBLIOGRAPHY www.glcr.noaa.gove/pr/ourlakes/ www.fas.org/...rst/sect14/greatlakesAvil.jpg talmund.epsb.ca/regions/north/Iz/osi.html www.library.appstate.edu/appcoll/maps.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/appalachain-mountains Crossroads a Meeting of Nations