Savanna Geography

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Grounds dry up, and the grass can catch on fire. There will not be much food, water, or shade. If you are lucky it will rain up to 18 inches while you are there. However if you go during the winter it won 't be freezing cold or really hot either,but it will be dry. You won’t see many landforms, but there will be dried valleys and hills.Acacia trees are a main food source for giraffes. Leopards are one of the top predators of the savanna. Location Savannas cannot be found on every continent. But they can be found in Africa, South America, and Australia. Although you can find a savanna in those continents there are major countries that you can find them in such as Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Tanzania. It depends on where you go whether or…show more content…
You may not think that a savanna has seasons, but it does. In fact a savanna only has two seasons, summer and winter. In a savanna they will get 70-150 inches of rain every year. It can rain anytime it wants to from summer to winter. (Somervill,“Grasslands” pgs.5-11). In the summer it can get above 90 degrees. In the winter on the coldest day it will fall to about 64 degrees. Up to 94 inches of rain can fall in the rainy season. In the winter there is often no precipitation. Most of the raining happens in the summer when it is humid and moist outside. The rainy season usually happens from September to May. (“Toupin, Laurie Peach.Savannas: Life in a Tropical Grassland pgs. 8-11). Landforms The Geography of the savanna is grassy, hilly, has lots of forests, no LARGE bodies of water, but it has little watering holes that give them water. (Somervill,Grasslands”). In a savanna you will find very little water in the winter because it doesn 't rain much during that time.In the summer you will find more water because it rains so much. Hills and valleys are most common in a savanna because a savanna is mostly grass and hills. (Somervill, Grasslands) Producers and…show more content…
This energy is stored as sugar (carbohydrates). Plants need light energy (CO2,H2O). Chlorophyll traps light energy to get food.Plants are also called Producers. They are the first in the food chain.Cellular respiration is the process of making glucose and making it into carbon dioxide and water. The energy released is trapped in the form of ATP for use by all the energy-consuming activities of the cell. The chemical bonds in the glucose are broken there is a release of energy. There are two types of respiration; Cellular,and breathing. Mitocondria is the powerhouse of the cell. The Mitochondria takes in nutrients (glucose,oxygen). It takes place in all living things (even plants).Animal takes in the oxygen and glucose. The sugar is broken down into Carbon Dioxide and water. Energy Pyramid In an Energy Pyramid there are 5 different levels. Producers, Decomposers,Primary Consumers,Secondary Consumers,and Tertiary Consumers. The Energy is passed through the Pyramid when an organism gets eaten then another organism comes and eats that organism that ate the plant and the cycle continues until that organism dies and it gets decomposed down by the decomposer. The process will start over again.Producers bring energy from nonliving sources into the community. Primary consumers eat the producers, which makes them herbivores in most communities.Secondary consumers eat the primary consumers, which makes them carnivores.Tertiary
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