My name is Destiny Ayala and my partner is cristal garciaWe are making a model of the two different types of tundra.They are going to show the differences.
Two types of tundra:Alpine tundra and Artic Tundra
In one side it's cold and the other is warmer. Materials you need:1.box shaped like a rectangle2.cotton to make the mountains in the Arctic side3.dirt for alpine side 4.paper /construction paper5.crayonsBY MOHAMMED TOURAYInstructions



  • Prepare your shoebox by cutting away one of the shorter sides. Cover the opening tightly with plastic wrap and tape it in place. This will allow viewers to see the layers of soil in the tundra, which is important because in the tundra the lowest layer of soil (known as permafrost) remains frozen throughout the year.

  • Fill the bottom of the shoebox with tightly packed dirt. Then add another, looser layer of very thin dirt.
  • Build a small mountain of dirt in one corner of the shoe box
  • Cover the top of all the dirt with short pieces of green grass.

  • Coat the mountain and the surrounding area with powdered sugar, which represents snow if desired sprinkle some over the remaining grass

  • Cut a small, winding strip from a sheet of blue construction paper. Fit this paper in the shoebox so that it stretches from the powdered sugar snow to the opposite side of the shoebox.

  • Add plastic animal figures in places. Tundra animals include caribou, reindeer, wolves, polar bears, oxen, ermine, tundra swans, ptarmigan, and snowy owls.
Tips & Warnings
  • For a more elaborate project, stretch a thin section of pipe across the inside of the shoebox. It can be placed directly on the ground or supported on beams. This pipe represents the oil and gas pipelines that stretches across most of Alaska's tundra. Use this to introduce the environmental concerns posed by pipelines.
  • matriels
  • shoebox
  • plastic wrap
  • tape

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Hi my name is Miguel Merlin and i will show you how to make a tundra project- here are some stuff you will need. a shoebox, plastic wrap, tape, Dirt, Grass, powdered sugar, blue construction paper, plastic animal figures. This is an easy project that you can do at home with your parents.

How to Make a Tundra Project






At a mere 10,000 years old, tundra is the world's youngest biome, or ecosystem. Low temperatures, short growing seasons, and permafrost inhibit tree growth. The bare, rocky ground supports only mosses, heaths, and lichen. Tundra comes in three varieties: Arctic, Antarctic, and alpine (which occurs around the world at high enough elevations). You can use simple materials to recreate the frozen majesty of the tundra in a shoebox.
How to Make a Tundra Project
How to Make a Tundra Project
(Laura Beth Drilling/Demand Media)


Things You'll Need


Shoebox


Plastic wrap

Tape

Dirt

Grass

Powdered sugar

Blue construction paper

Plastic animal figures



Step 1
Prepare your shoebox by cutting away one of the shorter sides. Cover the opening tightly with plastic wrap and tape it in place. This will allow viewers to see the layers of soil in the tundra, which is important because in the tundra the lowest layer of soil (known as permafrost) remains frozen throughout the year.

external image bee5c043-fdc5-4e78-8adc-e3ec145d24b3.jpgLaura Beth Drilling/Demand Media

Step 2
Fill the bottom of the shoebox with tightly packed dirt. Then add another, looser layer of very thin dirt.

external image 25fd8680-7049-4cd5-826b-3569423abc9b.jpgLaura Beth Drilling/Demand Media

Step 3
Build a small mountain of dirt in one corner of the shoebox.

external image c1c13aa0-3e1b-4e56-9811-da42044916c2.jpgLaura Beth Drilling/Demand Media

Step 4
Cover the top of all the dirt with short pieces of green grass.

external image 37fc027d-3933-4036-8e53-14152bb753cd.jpgLaura Beth Drilling/Demand Media

Step 5
Coat the mountain and the surrounding area with powdered sugar, which represents snow. If desired, sprinkle some over the remaining grass.

external image 27c71228-2985-476f-9982-a463b457ca1b.jpgLaura Beth Drilling/Demand Media

Step 6
Cut a small, winding strip from a sheet of blue construction paper. Fit this paper in the shoebox so that it stretches from the powdered sugar snow to the opposite side of the shoebox.

external image c446848a-071c-4a49-a10e-0ee87436813c.jpgLaura Beth Drilling/Demand Media

Step 7
Add plastic animal figures in places. Tundra animals include caribou, reindeer, wolves, polar bears, oxen, ermine, tundra swans, ptarmigan, and snowy owls.

external image 197c744b-3dce-484e-bb6f-fb9d629a94fb.jpgLaura Beth Drilling/Demand Media








Tips & Warnings



  • For a more elaborate project, stretch a thin section of pipe across the inside of the shoebox. It can be placed directly on the ground or supported on beams. This pipe represents the oil and gas pipelines that stretches across most of Alaska‚Äôs tundra. Use this to introduce the environmental concerns posed by pipelines.
  • Add a written report or PowerPoint presentation to include more information about the tundra. Be sure to include information about the location, climate, landscape, ecosystems, and environmental threats.
  • For an interesting twist on this project, create an edible tundra by using chocolate cake instead of dirt, and frosting instead of grass and construction paper.