December 20

Temperate forest food web

A food web is a transfer of energy to fuel another living thing. The sun is the ultimate source of energy, if there was no sun every living thing would die. In a temperate forest food webs the plants absorb sunlight and turns it into glucose, a sugar, in a process called photosynthesis. Then consumers like squirrels, birds, mice and rabbits will eat the seeds and plants. Which would be eaten by more consumers that don’t eat plants such as foxes and hawks and the decomposers decompose organic material .

If one of the animals was to die out it would unbalance the whole web. For instance, in this temperate forest food web if the rabbits were to die out, the hawks might die out without any food to eat.   

 

 

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November 20

Roald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen by Peter Lin

The important thing about Roald Amundsen is that he was the first one to reach the South Pole. Yes, he wanted to be the one to reach the North Pole first but Robert Edwin Peary beat him. He was born in 1872, July 16 in Borge, Norway. Yes, Robert F. Scott came five weeks after Amundsen and his Norwegian team reached the South Pole. Roald left on a ship called Fram but the important thing about Roald Amundsen is that he was the first one to reach the South Pole.

 

 

Sources

 

Gough, Barry M. “Amundsen, Roald.” World Book Advanced, World Book, 2017, www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar019580. Accessed 16 Nov. 2017.

 

Harris, Laurie Lanzen. “Amundsen, Roald.” Biography for Beginners Online. Lincoln Library Press, 2015. FactCite, www.factcite.com/biobegin/10470.html.Accessed 16 Nov. 2017.

 

Karner,Juile. Roald Amundsen- the conquest of the South Pole. 2007

 

ROALD AMUNDSEN (1872-1928). – Norwegian polar explorer. Photograph, c1920.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.

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