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Culminating Performance Task - SNC 1D - SHAREN RASATHURAI
1. I will be living in the Temperature Deciduous Forest Biome because it is a good biome for me to live in where the temperatures are higher (warmer climate), has a longer growing season, its dominated by deciduous trees, and most of all, it has the greatest biodiversity. Having the greatest biodiversity will make it a very 'green' environment because there is more natural life (natural activity) and there are many ecosystems involved. It is the most well known biome because it goes through four seasons where the leaves change color autumn, then fall off in the winter, then grow back on in the spring. This adaptation allows plants to survive cold winters. (Examples of plants and trees in this biome).
Mountain laurel (flowering plant)
Azaleas (deciduous flowering shrub)
Broad leaf trees
2. The deciduous forest has a very rich and fertile soil (mostly composed from fallen leaves). That it why my garden will be full of different foods like wild blueberries, strawberries, potatoes, wild rice, and especially corn and tomatoes. Corn and tomatoes are some examples of foods that need warm temperatures to grow, which is perfect considering where I live! All these foods that i will be growing are all native foods because I would like to keep my biome as naturally sanctioned as possible (original). Since I do not want to harm any animals eating my crops or harm the soil, I will use natural fertilizers, such as wastes (animal and plant), compost, synthetic fertilizers, etc. I would try to avoid animal manure when there is heavy rain because of runoffs that enter other water ecosystems then can result in algal blooms which is when algae grow then die and decompose. This decomposition cause bacteria that use oxygen which decrease the levels of dissolved oxygen in water, which then kills fish and other aquatic organisms.
3. The mode of transportation that I will use is my bicycle. It is the best choice for me because it is efficient and Eco-friendly. Some advantages of using a bicycle are that it doesn't produce any pollution which means cleaner air, its a good way of staying fit (exercise) and you don't have to pay for gas every month.
4. In my home, I would have three types of waste management systems like, recycling paper, recycling plastic, and compost. it is important to recycle, so that one day we don't lose all our nonrenewable resources and we can reuse and not waste resources. Here is a video on why recycling is important. ENJOY!
5. My family will sponsor a panda bear from the local zoo because they have become endangered due to habitat destruction which is caused by humans, therefore not their faults. So why do they need to suffer and decrease their populations because of something us humans did? The answer is, they don't! Even though we cant magically grow pandas back, we can do small things that make a big difference. So by sponsoring a panda, I send a lot of money to the Wolong Panda club which will take care of it for me. Here is a website below if you would like to donate some money to save our pandas.
DECIDUOUS FOREST ROCK!
This is a temperate deciduous forest
WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL!
This is an example of how the trees look like when falling off and growing on in specific seasons.
REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE!
This is an example of my waste management system.
Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
2. Detergent- Tide pods
- polyethyleneimine ethoxylate
- fatty acid salts
- polyvinyl alcohol film film
- ethylene Diamine disuccinic salt Chelant
- sodium bisulfite process aid
- calcium formate
- sodium formate
- hydrogenated castor oil
I have chosen SODIUM formate.
3. Sodium is found in group 1 (Alkali Earth metals) period 3 on the Periodic Table.
4. Sodium is a metal.
This is the Bohr- Rutherford diagram for sodium. It's atomic number is 11 (11 protons and electrons), symbol name is: Na, and it's atomic mass is 22.99. It also has one outer valence electron (lewis diagram).
Inside there are little packs of tide pods.
Where is SODIUM?
sodium is located on period 3 and group 1 on the periodic table. It is a metal that belongs to the group: Alkali Earth Metals
The Characteristics of Electricty
2. Some physical structures that I will use are solar panels, a slate roof, triple glazing windows, insulators (wool) , wooden floors, and more. Windows are a great example of an insulator because they don't allow heat to escape. To reduce my energy wasted i would store it up with my solar panels, and use it when there is a blackout or a heavy storm. (More physical structures are listed at the bottom page with reasons to why I chose it).
3. All my appliances that will be in my house will all be from the brands: EnergyStar and EnerGuide because they are a program that help the earth through superior energy efficiency and help people save money. They are both trusted organizations. Some types of appliances that I will have are refrigerators to store food so they won't go bad, a microwave to heat up cold foods, and a toaster oven to bake small foods, dishwasher to wash my dishes, and a washing machine and drying machine.
4. The types of light bulbs that I will use are LED light bulbs because they are cheaper then others, they are very environmentally friendly (contributes less to climate change), and they use less energy but are the most energy efficient.
The Study of the Universe
Part 2: Home Design
- wooden floors (recyclable)
- wooden walls (renewable resource)
- wooden window frame (well insulated, timber can be recycled)
- triple glazing windows (better insulator than double glazing)
- insulator-wool (does not pollute in manufacturing or installation)
- roof-slate (can be recycled, can be used for a long period of time)
- solar panels (once installed, it is free)
- geothermal energy (free energy from a renewable source, does not pollute, and little cost of electricity to power the heat pump)
- farm outside (crops, gardens)
- trees and plants
- animals (pets)
- recycling bin
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- Mittelbach, M. (2013-2014). Biomes. In Spotlight Biomes. Retrieved from http://www.kidsdiscover.com/spotlight/biomes-for-kids/