Connecticut's Extreme Weather Home By Scott Cimini on February 27, 2012, 12:00am Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories. Long before brick or wood houses became common, people had to be creative when building homes to protect them from the weather. Rainforest Biome The rainforests of the world are being destroyed by human beings. Many species belonging to the rainforest biomes are endangered. This article will provide you information on rainforest biome animals and plants. Scroll down to know about rainforest biome food web too. The awesome manner in which the rainforest biomes of the world and all the life that they support, function is really worth observing. The soil on which the rainforest biomes are found is, in fact very poor and shallow. History of Silk (Sogdian silk, 8th century) Sericulture or silk production has a long and colorful history unknown to most people. For centuries the West knew very little about silk and the people who made it.
Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids Rain & Floods How does rain form? Water droplets form from warm air. As the warm air rises in the sky it cools. How animals survive cold conditions One of the commonest questions asked about animals in Antarctica is how do they cope with the extreme cold conditions that are found there? Air temperatures averaging below freezing over the year (usually well below freezing) with a range in many places around -40°C to +10°C and highs up to +22°C amongst rocks and moss banks. Much of Antarctica is a cold largely featureless icy desert where positive temperatures are hardly if ever reached. The temperature of the Antarctic Ocean that surrounds the continent varies from -2°C to +2°C over the year, seawater freezes at -2°C so it can't get any colder and still be water. Antarctic birds and mammals - penguins, whales and seals - are warm blooded animals and they maintain similar internal body temperatures to warm blooded animals in any other climate zone - that is 35-42°C (95-107°F) depending on the species.
Rainforest Biome: Videos, Maps, Information The following pages on the Rainforest are designed to be the ultimate guide to rainforests of the world. Please follow the links in the box below for more detailed information on each of the important rainforest topics. What defines a rainforest? The simple answer is that rainforests are defined by the amount and frequency of rain. To be a rainforest there must be at least 1750-2000 mm of rain a year and the rain must not be distributed extremely unevenly throughout the year. For example, certain tropical savannas receive rain only a few months a year in monsoon-like downpours.
The Great Wall Of China Learn a little about the amazing Great Wall of China with your children, and tie in your learning with our activity suggestions, printables and stories. Great Wall Of Friendship A mix between a craft and an activity, this "Great Wall" encourages children to think about what they value in their friends and family. Facts about the Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China was built over 2000 years ago and is the longest man-made structure ever built. It is an instantly recognisable structure which many people are familiar with, though often know little about. We have gathered below some of the most interesting facts about the Great Wall including when the wall was built, how long the wall is, and if it is visible from the moon.
Floods and Flooding River Severn | River Thames A flood is water which covers land that is normally dry. Floods are caused by extreme weather conditions. Extreme weather conditions cost EU’s transport system at least €15 billion annually « Scientific Earth Conscientious A study carried out by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland indicates that extreme weather conditions cost EU transport system at least €15 billion a year. Currently, the greatest costs incurred are from road accidents, with the associated material damage and psychological suffering. However, costs arising from accidents are expected to decrease in volume, though time-related costs attributable to delays are projected to increase.
Rainforest : Mission: Biomes Temperature 20°C to 25°C, must remain warm and frost-free Precipitation 2,000 to 10,000 millimeters of rain per year Vegetation Vines, palm trees, orchids, ferns One-child policy The one-child policy, officially the family planning policy, is the population control policy of the People's Republic of China. Many demographers consider the term, "one-child" policy a misnomer, as the policy allows many exceptions: rural families can have a second child if the first child is a girl or is disabled, and ethnic minorities are exempt. Families in which neither parent has siblings are also allowed to have two children. Residents of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, and foreigners living in China are also exempt from the policy. In 2007, approximately 35.9% of China's population was subject to a one-child restriction. In November 2013, the Chinese government announced that it would further relax the policy by allowing families to have two children if one of the parents is an only child. The policy is enforced at the provincial level through fines that are imposed based on the income of the family and other factors.
Floods Floods What causes floods? Floods are often caused by extreme weather. Heavy rainfall causes rivers to overflow their banks. The extra water flows on to low lying areas on either side of the river. Origins: Antarctica: Tools In Antarctica, protecting yourself from the cold can be a matter of life and death. But the human body isn't the only thing at risk; tools and equipment can also easily malfunction in Antarctica's extreme conditions. In an environment where metal hammerheads have been known to shatter from the cold, where lubricants can easily ice over and bind up, and where computer screens can literally freeze, researchers have to equip themselves with a range of special gear, and constantly be on the lookout for unexpected complications. With no place to get supplies once they get there, Antarctic travelers have to make sure to bring everything they will need with them, down to the last battery and tube of toothpaste. They also need to be careful not to leave any of it behind.
Rainforest Biomes The tropical rain forest is a forest of tall trees in a region of year-round warmth. An average of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.) of rain falls yearly. Rain forests belong to the tropical wet climate group. The temperature in a rain forest rarely gets higher than 93 °F (34 °C) or drops below 68 °F (20 °C); average humidity is between 77 and 88%; rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year.