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Newfoundland and Labrador:  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Biomes: Sort and Classify




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Newfoundland and Labrador Name Change

Did you know that in 2001 the official name of the province was changed from Newfoundland to Newfoundland and Labrador? The name change was many years in the making! The article on this Web page explains the reason for the change.

Newfoundland and Labrador Biosphere

Do you know what a "biome" is? Find out on this Web page, which gives information about the two different biomes you'll find in Newfoundland and Labrador. This site is a good source of information about the plants and animals of the province.




Web Activity

?_Geography Biomes: Sort and Classify

1. Go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Biosphere link.  

2. Read the information on the page.

3. Look again at the information on the page and decide what categories you

    could use to organize the information about the tundra and taiga.

4. Create a chart to record and compare information about the tundra and

    taiga. Click here to download a worksheet to help you organize your

    information. The beginning of your chart should look like this:




5. In the left column, write the categories you came up with. Then complete

    your chart by adding information from the web page. Note that the island

    of Newfoundland is neither tundra nor taiga, so do not include information

    about this region on your chart.

6. Compare your chart with a partner's. Talk about any differences in the

    way you each recorded information. Together, see if you can think of

    different categories you could have used to organize the information.

    Record your ideas.