Hey guys this is Hyun Seo here. This blog post is about what we have learnt in humanities. We have learnt about all kinds of biome in the world and our task was to make a 3D model of the traditional house in the biome using minecraft. I have chosen to learn about the Cold Tundra biomes. There are two types of houses they live in. This is what the house looks likeThis is a photo of an Igloo. Igloo sours
This is a photo of a triangulared roofed house. Triangulared roofed Sours
This is how my house looks like on minecraft.
In cold Tundra , the temperature is between -20°F and -30°F. It is different from the other biomes because it is very cold all throughout the year and the sun shines about 24 hours everyday.
In cold Tundra, there are not that much plants because of extreme coldness in the region. On the other hand, the animals are adapted by learning how to catch fish and living in a cold place. For example, some sea animals have layers of fat to keep them warm. Many fishes and insects have special chemicals in their blood that prevent from freezing.
Cold Tundra can be found in places where the subsoil is permafrost like Antarctica, Greenland, Arctic, North Russia and Canada.
Igloos were made by Eskimos. Eskimos are the people that live in the Antarctica. This kind of building is used because they have no other equipment or materials rather than ice and snow to build the house.The roof is triangulated because it snows a lot in the winter time and it helps the snow from stacking up on top of the house.
For the Igloo houses, they will have to get used to the cold and making the house with snow because there will be no heater or any kind of thing to warm people up. The brilliant science actually lies in building Igloo and they help keep warmth for people who are living inside. The structure of Igloo is a dome-shaped but it is not that simple as many people assume. The entrance is narrow and long in order to keep the coldness from inside of the house. The interior also has a keen point of adaptation since it is divided into two level. The higher level is used for sleeping and the lower level is used for living and eating. This is because the upper level catches the hot air much more than the lower level.
For the triangular roofed houses, the roof itself shows adaptation of people living in cold Tundra. This is because the triangular roof compared to flat roof will have less snow. Therefore, the angle of the roof is very steep compared to other biomes. The interior if the housing is pretty similar to another normal housing. The material of housing should be much more enduring in extreme snow and cold temperature so that it will not be transformed into other forms.
In conclution I would like to say that I like doing this project in general because I got to learn a lot about the biome I was learning about. I also think minecraft was the best way to make this project 3D because in minecraft it looks real and lifelike which made it a bit easier to make.