By Carmella Van Vleet
The far off lands of the North and South Poles are tested during this revealing consultant, permitting young ones to discover the coldest locations on the earth from the heat in their houses. From polar exploration and penguins to Inuit cultures and the tundra, easy but thorough causes are supplied for quite a number Arctic and Antarctic subject matters whereas copious vocabulary notes and enjoyable factoids increase the fabric. greater than dozen interactive initiatives and experiments—ranging from making an Inuit boat, polar endure paw prints, a version of a puppy igloo, nighttime rations, and snowshoes—provide teenagers an opportunity to work out polar ideas in motion, with no significant grownup involvement or fancy fabrics.
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To help keep warm in temperatures that can easily go below minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the males huddle together. The warmest spot in the huddle is in the middle. The penguins all take turns being the one in the middle. After all that waiting and careful balancing, the eggs finally hatch. Around that time, the moms return and find their mates. Like the Adelies, they listen for their mate’s call. But unlike the Adelies, Emperor penguins usually don’t choose the same mate year after year. The chicks are covered in a soft gray down but they still need protection from the cold weather.
These flowers help paint the summer tundra landscape in beautiful yellows, blues, reds, pinks, and purples. Because Arctic plants grow in such a harsh environment, they must adapt. One adaptation is to grow low to the ground and in tussocks. 28 The Tundra Tussocks are clumps, or bunches, of plants. Growing low to the ground helps keep plants out of the cold wind. And clumping together Arctic tundra: the treeless area helps plants keep warm. that encircles the North Pole and Another way plants adapt in extends down to the forest areas of North America, Europe, and other the Arctic is to have fuzzy, dark areas in the Arctic Circle.
Most times, though, a polar bear will just cub: baby bear. peal the seal’s skin off, eat it, and threatened species: an animal then eat the seal’s blubber before whose existence is threatened. tossing the rest of the body away. endangered: species of animals (Arctic foxes and other animals or plants that are in danger of going extinct. ) After a polar global warming: an increase in the bear is done eating, he will lick average temperature of the earth’s his fur or clean up in the water. atmosphere, causing climatic change.
Amazing Arctic & Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series) by Carmella Van Vleet