The Canadian Shield: Plants and Animals
These Web sites
will provide you with background information.
Many animal species in the Canadian Shield are
so representative of Canada that they appear on our money. At this Hinterland
Who's Who Web site, students can learn about the birds, mammals, insects,
amphibians, and reptiles of the region, including information about their
habitats, physical adaptations, and behaviours.
The Canadian Shield has three main vegetation
regions: tundra, boreal forest, and mixed forest. The largest region is
the boreal forest. At this site, students can compare the boreal forest
with other forest types in Canada. It includes detailed descriptions and
This excellent Web site provides detailed information about the plants and
animals of the boreal forest. It includes a glossary with pictures of plant
and animal species. It also provides information about plants and animals
in other boreal forests around the world, thereby giving students the opportunity
to compare these with species in Canada. In the Activities, Projects, and
Lessons section, students can learn a variety of things about the boreal
forest, including why trees are important to us and how paper is made.
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