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The Canadian Shield

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on 11 May 2013

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By: Ankita Goyat The Canadian Shield 20 Characteristics of The Canadian Shield (cont.) Where The Canadian Shield is located in Canada The Canadian Shield was made 2 billion years ago
The Canadian Shield is the largest region in Canada
The Canadian Shield is one of the largest geologic continental shields in the world
The Canadian Shield cover half of Canada
The Canadian Shield doesn't have many farms
It also covers parts of Greenland
Has the world's largest Boreal Forest
The Canadian Shield is composed of granite
Crops don't grow well in the Canadian Shield
The rocks in the Canadian Shield are known to be in the Precambrian era
The Canadian Shield has only a thin layer of soil
2 other names for the Canadian Shield is Laurentian Plateau or Bouclier Canadien
The Canadian Shield's Precambrian rocks are 570 million years old
The Northern part of the Canadian Shield is really cold Facts about The Canadian Shield 20 Characteristics of the Canadian Shield Here are a list of 20 characteristics of the Canadian Shield:
The Canadian Shield is really rocky and has many different types of rocks
It has very little forests
There are many lakes and rivers found there
The Canadian Shield had a lot of mountains but then, It got eroded
Smooth Hills
In the shape of a horseshoe
The Canadian Shield is a mineral storing place
Has fertile land
A lot of mine places
Many Animals like herbivores
Many Trees
Lot's of cultural groups
Cold weather
Mainly Rock
Rugged In the Northern part of the Canadian Shield, it is really cold. In the southern part of the Canadian Shield, the temperature is seasonal. The southern part has about 15 hours of sunlight in the summer and about 8.5 in the winter. The canadian shield gets about 200-300mm of rain in the summer. There is more of winter in the canadian shield than summer. In the winter there is about 100-200cm of snow. The northern part of the canadian shield has less than 300mm of rain and snow each year. The canadian shield also has a lot of acid rain because it is so polluted. It is also really cold so that causes icy roads. Climate The Canadian Shield is located in Northwest Territories, parts of Nunavut, Manitoba, parts of Saskatchewan and a very tiny part of Alberta. The Canadian Shield covers most of Ontario and covers the whole province of Quebec. The Canadian Shield covers almost all of Canada, making it the largest region of Canada. Underlain by sedimentary bedrock
Some hills give off smoke
Contains coal
Has many species of fish
Big forests Natural Resources Found In The Canadian Shield Renewable:
Iron ore
Uranium The Exchanges of Good and Services The Canadian Shield trades fur with Newfoundland. The Canadian Shield also trades fish with Newfoundland. The Hudson Bay Lowlands gives the Canadian Shield Mining services and wood and other goods and services. In return, the Canadian Shield gives minerals found in the region, furs, hydro electricity and forestry. Cultural Activities Many cultural activities are found in the Canadian Shield. Some of the cultural activities include:
Snowmobiling Jobs The most popular jobs in the Canadian Shield are:
Commercial Insurance
Regional Claims Insurance Manager
Senior Underwriter
Social Welfare manager and Social Developer 3 tourist destinations The Niagara Falls is a really big tourist destination and it is located in Niagara. It is found between the borders of The United States of America and Canada.
Algonquin Provincial Park is another tourist attraction. Algonquin Provincial Park in one of Ontario's oldest and best know provincial park. It comprises more that 7, 600 square kilometers.
The C.N. Tower is another tourist destination in the Canadian Shield. The C.N. Tower is really popular and is located in Downtown Toronto. The C.N. Tower was built for satellites. Vegetation and Animal Life The vegetation in the Canadian Shield region of Canada is very different than the rest of Canada. The vegetation of the Canadian Shield is mostly trees. There are many types of trees in the Canadian Shield. Some of the trees are coniferous trees and deciduous. It is all mixed in the southern part of the Canadian Shield. The forests are mixed with birch trees, aspen trees, tamarack trees, black and white spruce tress, willow trees, hemlock trees, pine trees and balsam fir tress. The mixed forests are beautiful in the fall when the leaves of the deciduous trees change color. There are many animals in the Canadian Shield. They are moose, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, foxes, beavers, minks, martens, wolverines, lynxes, wood buffalo, woodland caribou, shrews, weasels and hares. Products Manufactured in the Canadian Shield Glossary There are many products manufactured in the Canadian Shield. Those products include: hydroelectric generators, fishing vessels, railway locomotives, farm machinery, mining equipment and supplies, machines for making paper, and machinery for transforming oil and natural gas and coal into chemicals, textiles, paints, etc. Environmental Concerns One of the environmental concerns in the Canadian Shield is that since it is so polluted over there, the Canadian Shield has acid rain and it can be harmful for the environment.
A second concern is that it is really cold there. It causes really icy roads in the winter so that could be really bad because you might slip and for the plants, it is really bad because it is really cold and they don't have anything protecting them. Muskeg: Swamp of bog formed from the build up of moss, leaves, and other plants
Waterways: Rivers or lakes that are used as highways for travel
Voyageurs: People who traveled by canoes to do the fur trade
Non-Renewable Resources: Resources that once they are used can never be replaced.
Outcrop: A rock formation that is visible on the surface: "limestone outcrops".
Humidity: A quantity representing the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere or a gas.
Rugged: Having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface: "a rugged coastline".
Fertile: Producing or capable of producing abundant vegetation or crops.
Canal: An artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation.
Shale: Soft, finely stratified sedimentary rock that formed from consolidated mud or clay and can be split easily into fragile plates. The End!!!!
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