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By Carmella Van Vleet

The far flung lands of the North and South Poles are tested during this revealing consultant, permitting kids to discover the coldest areas in the world from the heat in their houses. From polar exploration and penguins to Inuit cultures and the tundra, easy but thorough motives are supplied for a number of Arctic and Antarctic themes whereas copious vocabulary notes and enjoyable factoids improve the cloth. greater than dozen interactive tasks and experiments—ranging from making an Inuit boat, polar endure paw prints, a version of a puppy igloo, hour of darkness rations, and snowshoes—provide little ones an opportunity to work out polar rules in motion, with out significant grownup involvement or fancy fabrics.

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The den themselves are approximately five feet wide and three feet tall. They also have a fresh air vent. Around December, the mother bear gives birth to two or three cubs. Polar bear cubs are as small as squirrels and nearly hairless when they are born. They stay with their mother in the den, nursing and growing, for a few months. After they come out of the den, they spend the next two years with their mother, learning to hunt for themselves. There are only about 20,000 to 40,000 polar bears in the wild and another 1,000 or so in captivity.

It’s the world’s southernmost active volcano. It is also one of the few in the world that has an exposed lava lake inside its crater. ) Since most volcanoes have covered chambers, the open lava gives scientists a chance to study the molten rock more closely. But not too closely. After all, the lava is 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit. 80 varieties of plant life in Antarctica, including lichens, mosses, and liverworsts. Of these three, lichens are the most common. Lichens are plants that combine two types of organisms—fungi and algae.

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. The male moves the chick onto the female’s feet and then heads off to sea to eat while she takes over parenting duties.

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