Where is the Arctic Tundra? The arctic tundra is the most northern part of the world- at the top of the earth- the area around the North Pole.If you are looking at a globe, it If you are looking at a map ofis on top of it. the world, it is on top of that, too. (The area in green.)
Question:Where is the Arctic Tundra on a globe?
Arctic Days And NightsBecause of where the arctic is and how the earth rotates around thesun, there can be no daylight for almost 6 months during the winter!
What is the weather like in the Arctic Tundra?It is very cold in the Arctic Tundra. In the winter, it can get as cold as-40 degrees- much colder than any day in New York. In the summer,it can be 50 degrees. In some areas of the Arctic Tundra, the snow nevermelts. It is also very windy.
Question:Can you describe the weather in theArctic Tundra?
Animals in the Arctic Tundra Seal Arctic Fox Snowy Owl Snowshoe Hare Caribou Polar BearsMany of these animals are white to camouflage themselves in the snow. The whitecolor makes them hard to see if they are being hunted because they blend inwith the snow. Their fur or feathers are thick to protect them from the cold.
Plants in the Arctic TundraIt is hard for plants to grow in the Arctic Tundra because it is very cold andsnow covers the ground for most of the year. The plants that do grow are smalland low to the ground- their roots are very small. There are no trees in theArctic Tundra because of the very cold temperatures and the high winds.
Question:Do you see any trees in the ArticTundra?Why?
People Who Live in the Arctic Tundra There are many groups of people who live in the Arctic Tundra. They are native to the area- they have lived there a long time. One of the groups of people are called Eskimos.
Clothing of the EskimosBecause it is so cold, the people must wear very warm clothing.Some clothing is made from animal hide and others are the same aswe wear in the winter.
Question:What would you wear if you lived in theArctic Tundra?
Getting Around in the Arctic Tundra Dog Sleds Snowmobiles ATVs Skis Snow ShoesBecause there is so much snow in the winter, people can not use cars.They use sleds, snowmobiles and ATVs. When they need to walksomewhere, they use skis or snow shoes.
Question:Which of these would you use to if youlived in the Arctic Tundra?
Question:Would you like to live in the ArcticTundra?Why?