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Temperate Grassland Biome Video: Climate, Plants, Animals & Locations

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A biome is a naturally-occurring community of plants and wildlife that occupy a major habitat. In this lesson, we will examine the temperate...

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This resource was chosen because it very informative about the biome. This video depicts the biome and offers illustrations regarding characteristics of the biome. This video provides information on the biodiversity present in the biome by discussing the presence of herbivores, and different types of grasses in the biome. The video also discusses the climate of the biome in detail, especially precipitation and temperature.

 

This source is relatively current, as though it has not been revised, it was produced in 2010. It is unclear as to whether or not the information has been revised, but the information is not out of date because it corresponds to information present in other sources.  The intended audience for this video is people that have basic knowledge on temperate grasslands. The information provided in this video goes into depth about specific characteristics in the biome, however it is apparent that the video is not intended for an especially advanced audience, as there are cartoons and illustrations present in the video. The information in the video is nowhere near superficial, and the information in the video is completely related to the topic of temperate grass biomes. Basic readership is required to view the source, as there are words in the video. Auditory knowledge of the English  language is compulsory as well for comprehension. The author of the video is a professor by the name of Derrick Arrington, who has taught biology and chemistry at both the high school and college level. He also has a master's degree in science education. This provides great reliability for the source. Though there is not a bibliography page, this source is reliable as information provided in this source is consistent with information found in other sources, which denotes the depth of the author's knowledge on the subject.

The purpose f the source, to provide information on the temperate grassland biome, is stated in the video title. This video is strictly informational however, and there is no bias whatsoever in the source.

 

  Arrington, Derrick. "Temperate Grassland Biome: Climate, Plants,

 

Animals & Locations." Education Portal. 1 Jan. 2010. Web. 9 Dec.

 

2014. . 

 

 

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Temperate Grassland Intro Video

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A temperate grassland is a lot like a temperate forest, the only different is that the precipitation is lower here.

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This resource was chosen because it provides one with stimulating visuals of the temperate grassland biome. This video depicts the rather barren landscape of a temperate grassland biome, and wildlife native to the biome. The video provides information on the biome regarding how it differs from similar biomes , as well as basic characteristics of the biome, such as limiting factors, biodiversity and physical characteristics. 

 

This source is relatively current, as though it has not been revised, it was produced in 2012. The intended audience for this video is people that have limited knowledge on temperate grasslands. The informational is not very detailed, but it is not superficial, because though the video presents basic facts, these facts are crucial to comprehending the temperate grassland biome. The information in the video is completely related to the topic of temperate grass biomes, and limited readership is required to view the source, as it is a video; only auditory knowledge of the English  language is crucial for comprehension. The authors of the video are not stated directly, as the Discovery corporation takes credit for the authoring of this video. The Discovery Channel corporation is a reliable author, as the network is renowned and recognized in the world for its well-researched programs and documentaries. Though there is not a bibliography page, this source is reliable as information provided in this source is consistent with information found in other sources. 

The purpose f the source, to provide information on the temperate grassland biome, is stated in the video title. This video is strictly informational however, and there is no bias whatsoever in the source.

 

 Arrington, Derrick. "Temperate Grassland Biome: Climate, Plants, Animals & Locations." Education Portal. 1 Jan. 2010. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. . 

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Herbivore Case Study

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This source was chosen because it was a case study that studied herbivores in temperate grassland biomes. This source involved an experiment which  tested if available resources affect below ground activity in temperate grassland biomes, as a large number of the herbivores in temperate grassland biomes reside underground. This experiment was tested by a simulation. This source concluded an answer to this experiment saying that activity is not affected unless resources are substantially low, and concluded above ground biomass production was largely unaffected by diversity changes induced by "belowground herbivory", with a few exceptions.

 

This case study is very recent, as it was published this year. This source has not been revised, but is reliable as it mentions many things associated with and pertaining to temperate grass biomes in its study. The intended audience for this information is most likely those in high school or older, as it features some advanced word choice and concepts. Though the case study was not detailed, it supplied a sufficient amount of information relevant to the topic. The information is not superficial and is related to the biome, as it is about animal activity is temperate grassland biomes. The intended readership level for this source is high, as the source was created to communicate the findings of ZALF scientists. The author of the source is News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation. They are a news company based in Germany. Their source is reliable because they questioned the scientists who conducted the case study. The source matches the topic, as it is about a study conducted in a temperate grassland. There is a works cited on this source, which were the scientists that the news reporters interviewed. The purpose of this source is to show that underground activity in a biome persists through varying level of resources. Though this source was produced by a news station, it is not biased because majority of the article quotes the scientists who conducted the case study.


"Data from ZALF Provide New Insights into Ecology Research." Ecology, Environment & Conservation 4 Apr. 2014: 115.Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

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Science in Context - Document

Science in Context
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Informational

C Currency: When was information published? When was information revised? Is the information out-of-date?

R Relevance Who is the intended audience How much information is presented? Is the information detailed? Superficial? Is the information related to the topic? What is the intended readership level?

A Authority Is the information scholarly? Who are the authors? Editors? What are their credentials? Journal articles - Are they peer-reviewed, having the approval of other experts? Books? Published as scholarly, popular, self-published?

A Accuracy Does the source match the topic? Is there a bibliography or works cited page? What are the types of sources to denote depth of author’s knowledge. Can you verify the information claims in other sources?

P Purpose Is the purpose of the article stated? Is there a bias? How would the bias influence the information?

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Temperate Grassland Journal

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We chose this source because it was the only journal we found directly discussing temperate biomes, This journal is about the thoughts or observations of a scientist who included an experiment dealing with temperate biomes. Many numeral characteristics having to do with temperate biomes can be found from this source.

 

The journal was published in 2008, has not been revised, but the source is reliable because the background information provided about the biome matches other information about temperate grassland biomes in other sources. The mature audience is intended for this source, as requires applied knowledge on grassland biomes to fully comprehend and involves difficult concepts. The study conducted in the source was based on temperate grassland biomes, so matches our topic. The authors are Mariano Oyarzabal and Jose M Paruelo, who attended the University of Buenos Aires, who funded the study. The information provided by the source is scholarly, as over 30 sources were used. Because the information is a lab abstract, it can be classified as self published. The source matches the topic as stated before. There is a works cited page, and the college experience on that list denotes the depth of the author's knowledge.The information provided by this source can be verified in other sources.The purpose of this article is to inform readers about an experiment completed about temperate grasslands.There is no bias in the experiment, as there can be no bias in a pure scientific investigation.

 

Oyarzabal, Mariano, et al. "Trait differences between grass species along a climatic gradient in South and North America."Journal of Vegetation Science 19.2 (2008): 183+. Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

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Temperate Grassland Biome Video: Climate, Plants, Animals & Locations

Temperate Grassland Biome Video: Climate, Plants, Animals & Locations | Temperate Grassland | Scoop.it

A biome is a naturally-occurring community of plants and wildlife that occupy a major habitat. In this lesson, we will examine the temperate...

Robyn's insight:

 

This resource was chosen because it very informative about the biome. This video depicts the biome and offers illustrations regarding characteristics of the biome. This video provides information on the biodiversity present in the biome by discussing the presence of herbivores, and different types of grasses in the biome. The video also discusses the climate of the biome in detail, especially precipitation and temperature.

 

This source is relatively current, as though it has not been revised, it was produced in 2010. It is unclear as to whether or not the information has been revised, but the information is not out of date because it corresponds to information present in other sources.  The intended audience for this video is people that have basic knowledge on temperate grasslands. The information provided in this video goes into depth about specific characteristics in the biome, however it is apparent that the video is not intended for an especially advanced audience, as there are cartoons and illustrations present in the video. The information in the video is nowhere near superficial, and the information in the video is completely related to the topic of temperate grass biomes. Basic readership is required to view the source, as there are words in the video. Auditory knowledge of the English  language is compulsory as well for comprehension. The author of the video is a professor by the name of Derrick Arrington, who has taught biology and chemistry at both the high school and college level. He also has a master's degree in science education. This provides great reliability for the source. Though there is not a bibliography page, this source is reliable as information provided in this source is consistent with information found in other sources, which denotes the depth of the author's knowledge on the subject.

The purpose f the source, to provide information on the temperate grassland biome, is stated in the video title. This video is strictly informational however, and there is no bias whatsoever in the source.

 

  Arrington, Derrick. "Temperate Grassland Biome: Climate, Plants,

 

Animals & Locations." Education Portal. 1 Jan. 2010. Web. 9 Dec.

 

2014. . 

 

 

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Temperate Grasslands Informational

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Science in Context
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This source was chosen because it is very descriptive about grasslands. This source is strictly informational and offers a strong knowledge base about temperate grasslands. If one is looking for blatant facts about temperate grasslands, this is the go to source, as it explains why temperate grassland biomes have their names, species found in the environment, aspects of the environment having to do with climate, and more. 

 

The information on the source is not out of date, as it was published October 1, 2009. The source has not been indicated to have undergone revision. The intended audience for this source are more advanced learners. The information the source provides in advanced and detailed. The readership level is high, as vocab is included on the bottom of the page. The information is scholarly, as it was obtained from the books of many authors (one of the authors went to Oxford). The author of the source itself however is Richard Robinson.

The source definitely matches the topic, as it discusses temperate grasslands. There is a works cited page at the bottom of the source. The author used many different sources from differing educational back grounds and worldly experiences; there were sources from Oxford University, Cambridge University, and the United Nations. This information matches with the information from our other sources, but just goes more in depth. The purpose of the source is not stated, but is strictly to inform so there is no bias. If there was bias the source would not be informative but persuasive. 

 

"Grassland." Biology. Ed. Richard Robinson. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009. Science in Context. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

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temperate grassland mag

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This resource was chosen because it provides concise facts about grassland biomes. This source is a magazine, and also includes ideal images having to do with temperate grassland biomes. Climate, plants, location, and animals are mentioned in this magazine.

 
 This information was created in 2008. Though this year is borderline current, the information provided on this source corresponds to information supplied by other sources. The audience seems to be targeted for those in middle school and older, as it is not extremely detailed. the readership level for this source is intermediate. The information is scholarly, as it is very accurate. The author of the source is a company, Wideworld. The source offers information about temperate biomes and matches the topic. There is  works cited page for the author did not cite their sources. The purpose of the article was to provide information on temperate gardens in an appealing manner.

 

"Temperate grasslands." Wideworld Nov. 2008: 22. Science in Context. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

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