Deciduous Forests by Donna Latham

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Photosynthesis: the process through which plants create food, using light as a source of energy. predator: an animal that hunts another animal for food. prey: to hunt. Also animals hunted by other animals. Southern Hemisphere: the half of the planet south of the equator. species: a type of animal or plant. subnivian zone: the small open space between the snow and the ground. subsoil: layer of soil below topsoil. temperate: climate or weather that is not extreme. topsoil: top layer of soil. understory: the second layer of the forest, made up of saplings.

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming. Dawn Publications, 2008. Latham, Donna. Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself. Nomad Press, 2009. Reilly, Kathleen M. Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself. Nomad Press, 2008. Rothschild, David. Earth Matters: An Encyclopedia of Ecology. DK Publishing, 2008. C. com/biomes acid rain, 17, 18, 26 adaptations, 14–15, 16 animals, 6, 13–16, 19–20, 22 biodiversity, 19–20, 22 biomes, 1–2 canopy, 9 climate/climate change, 3, 5, 17, 26.

Org Index food/food chain, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 forest floor, 6–8, 11 future of deciduous forests, 23–24 humans, impact of, 17–20, 25–26 insects, 7 layers of deciduous forest, 9, 11 leaves/leaf litter, 7, 9, 11, 12 photosynthesis, 9, 11 plants/trees, 6–8, 9–12, 17–18, 20, 22, 25 rainfall, 3. See also acid rain recycling, 25–26 red wolves, 20 rock/bedrock, 8 seasons, 5, 11–12, 14–15 soil, 6–8, 14 sunlight, 9, 17 trees. See plants/trees water, 3, 8, 16, 26. See also acid rain weather. See climate Children’s Education Resource ENDANGERED BIOMES OtherTitles in the Series DECIDUOUS DECIDUOUS FORESTS FORESTS How have plants and animals adapted to the seasons of the deciduous forest?

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