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Science in Context

Enter your search term and then click on the search icon.

When accessing the database from home, you will need to enter a user name and password.  This user name/password list is located at the Circulation desk in the NNHS Learning Commons or in the student handbook.

Helpful Search Hints and Other Databases For This Project

When searching Gale Virtual Reference Library, look specifically for articles found in the UXL Encyuclopedia of Biomes.  They are very helpful.

Remember to search by connecting phrases with AND.  Examples: biome AND swamp  biome AND desert  

Use these links for additional database information.

eLibrary

Explora

Sweetsearch

The following websites will be valuable for different kinds of information.  Check them out!

Enchanted Learning: Biomes

Major Biomes of the World

Missouri Botanical Garden (Great for rainfall, specific plants, specific animals of each biome)

University of California Museum of Paleontology

World Biomes

North American Biomes

 

Your Task (Part 2)


1. Based on what we have learned about photosynthesis, indicate the input and output of carbon and oxygen in your biome.

2. Investigate human impact on your biome.  This should include past, present, and future impact.

3. Create a positive feedback loop affecting your biome.

4. Create a negative feedback loop affecting your biome.

Begin by developing a list of keywords that you can use to search these topics.

Science in Context has viewpoint articles which may be of benefit in researching these topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library will also be of help.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Enter your search term and then click on the power button icon.

When accessing the database from home, you will need to enter a user name and password.  This user name/password list is located at the Circulation desk in the NNHS Learning Commons or in the student handbook. 

 

Food Web

Searching Hint:  If the following links do not contain all of  the specific information that you are seeking, then go to your favorite search engine and use the following searches to help you.  Examples:  Belize Barrier Reef AND food web    Everglades AND food web     Amazon Rainforest AND food web

Biomes - Food Webs

Coral Reef Facts

Trophic Levels of Coral Reefs

Swamp Food Web

Riparian/Delta Food Web - Riparian Wetlands

Taiga

Taiga/Boreal Forest

Bog

Kelp Forest

 

Energy/Biomass Pyramid

Trophic Pyramid


Food Webs and Food Chain
Ed. Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner .  Vol. 1.  In Context Series Detroit: Gale, 2011.  Trophic Level

Ed. Allan B. Cobb. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. p126-129. COPYRIGHT 2001 Macmillan Reference USA, COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale.

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