Death Valley By: Agatha Majchrowicz Period-1 http://www.geography4kids.com/extras/dtop_land/deathvalley_580.jpg
Location <ul><li>Located in east-central California  </li></ul><ul><li>A small part extends into Nevada </li></ul>http://m...
Description <ul><li>130-140 miles in length </li></ul><ul><li>14-16 miles wide </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest point is 282 feet ...
Environmental Conditions <ul><li>Lowest, driest, hottest valley in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall averages about 2 in...
Adaptations of the Body System <ul><li>1. Evaporative cooling/sweating when there is low humidity </li></ul><ul><li>2. If ...
Limits Humans Can Endure <ul><li>If temperatures are110 degrees F, one can last 3 ½ days with 8 pints of water, every 24 h...
Body Systems Affected <ul><li>Respiratory  </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular </li></ul><ul><li>Integumentary  </li></ul>
Clothing/Equipment <ul><li>Broad rimmed hat to keep the sunlight off one’s head and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Light colored l...
Safety Techniques <ul><li>Travel at night because it’s cooler and one can travel farther faster </li></ul><ul><li>Use towe...
Desert Plants <ul><li>There are over 1,000 kinds of plants in Death valley including, the Joshua tree, desert holly, mesqu...
Desert Animals <ul><li>Coyotes </li></ul><ul><li>Bobcats </li></ul><ul><li>Foxes </li></ul><ul><li>Cougars </li></ul><ul><...
Plant/Animal Adaptation <ul><li>Plants have roots that can go down 10 times the height of a person </li></ul><ul><li>Some ...
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  1. 1. Death Valley By: Agatha Majchrowicz Period-1 http://www.geography4kids.com/extras/dtop_land/deathvalley_580.jpg
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Located in east-central California </li></ul><ul><li>A small part extends into Nevada </li></ul>http://media.rei.com/graphics/adventures/trips/bigmaps/dvalley_map_lg.gif
  3. 3. Description <ul><li>130-140 miles in length </li></ul><ul><li>14-16 miles wide </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest point is 282 feet below sea level (Badwater Basin) </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point is 11,049 feet </li></ul>
  4. 4. Environmental Conditions <ul><li>Lowest, driest, hottest valley in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall averages about 2 inches a year </li></ul><ul><li>Flooding occurs during heavy rains causing flash floods </li></ul><ul><li>Higher elevations are cooler than the low valley </li></ul><ul><li>Average summer temperature high/low: </li></ul><ul><li>109-115/80-86 degrees F </li></ul><ul><li>Average winter temperature high/low: </li></ul><ul><li>66-76/39-47 degrees F </li></ul>
  5. 5. Adaptations of the Body System <ul><li>1. Evaporative cooling/sweating when there is low humidity </li></ul><ul><li>2. If high air temperature, then people tend to have a lower body mass/ less cells in that environment. </li></ul><ul><li>3. The larger the surface area, the faster body heat will be lost to the environment. Ex. slender body with long limbs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Limits Humans Can Endure <ul><li>If temperatures are110 degrees F, one can last 3 ½ days with 8 pints of water, every 24 hours, resting in the shade </li></ul><ul><li>If temperatures are 110 degrees F, one can last 2 ½ days with 8 pints of water, ever 24 hours, resting during the day and traveling at night </li></ul><ul><li>4 pints of water a day for 90 degrees, or 2 pints per day in 80 degree temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive amounts of heat can cause heat casualty, heat cramps or heat stroke </li></ul>
  7. 7. Body Systems Affected <ul><li>Respiratory </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular </li></ul><ul><li>Integumentary </li></ul>
  8. 8. Clothing/Equipment <ul><li>Broad rimmed hat to keep the sunlight off one’s head and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Light colored long sleeve shirt to reflect the sunlight and reduce the amount of heat the body has to deal with </li></ul><ul><li>Shorts or long pants to protect one from thorny plants </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking shows with a thin sock to keep moisture away from feet </li></ul><ul><li>Sunblock lotion </li></ul>
  9. 9. Safety Techniques <ul><li>Travel at night because it’s cooler and one can travel farther faster </li></ul><ul><li>Use towels or blankets to protect oneself from the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Some desert plants have water, cut off the top and squeeze it </li></ul><ul><li>Boil ground water </li></ul><ul><li>Protect your eyes from dust by using goggles </li></ul><ul><li>Protect your lungs by covering your mouth </li></ul>
  10. 10. Desert Plants <ul><li>There are over 1,000 kinds of plants in Death valley including, the Joshua tree, desert holly, mesquite, black brush, Limber Pine, creosote bush, Bristlecone, shadscale, pinyon juniper etc. </li></ul>http://www.itineari.it/immagini/Joshua%20Tree%20National%20Park,%20California.JPG
  11. 11. Desert Animals <ul><li>Coyotes </li></ul><ul><li>Bobcats </li></ul><ul><li>Foxes </li></ul><ul><li>Cougars </li></ul><ul><li>Lizards </li></ul><ul><li>Snakes </li></ul><ul><li>Hawks </li></ul><ul><li>Rodents </li></ul><ul><li>Rabbits </li></ul><ul><li>Reptiles </li></ul><ul><li>Squirrels </li></ul><ul><li>Roadrunners </li></ul>http://farm1.static.flickr.com/121/314942170_c6d5f4678c.jpg?v=1204079903
  12. 12. Plant/Animal Adaptation <ul><li>Plants have roots that can go down 10 times the height of a person </li></ul><ul><li>Some plants have root systems that extend in all directions </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves and stems allow little evaporation </li></ul><ul><li>Most animals are nocturnal, and others stay underground most of the time </li></ul>

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