By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce
Track the evidence with Jack and Annie!
whilst Jack and Annie bought again from their event in Magic Tree condo #16: Polar Bears prior Bedtime, they had plenty of questions. Why is the Arctic so chilly? What did the 1st humans of the Artic devour? How do polar bears go skinny ice? What different animals stay within the Arctic? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie song the facts.
Filled with up to date info, photographs, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree condo truth Trackers are the best manner for children to determine extra in regards to the issues they found of their favourite Magic Tree residence adventures. And academics can use truth Trackers along their Magic Tree condominium fiction partners to satisfy universal center textual content pairing needs.
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The soil is just too terrible for vegetation or bushes to develop. Few land animals can stay within the excessive Arctic. the opposite a part of the Arctic is named the Low Arctic. The Low Arctic is further from the North Pole. vegetation disguise approximately ninety percentage of the land there. Many animals stay within the Low Arctic. a wide a part of the Arctic is termed tundra. Tundra is flat, dry land with no bushes. Tundra makes up approximately 20 percentage of the land on this planet. The Arctic tundra covers the southern coasts of Greenland and the northern elements of Alaska, Canada, Europe, and Russia. many of the soil within the tundra remains frozen all 12 months. it's known as permafrost (PER-muh-frawst). because the land is frozen, water can't drain. It is still frozen in ponds and bathrooms. Why Is the Arctic So chilly? Brrrr! The Arctic is super-cold more often than not. we are saying the elements is freezing while it really is thirty-two levels Fahrenheit or lower than. That’s whilst water becomes ice. In January and February, the Arctic is ready twenty-nine levels lower than 0! it's very chilly within the Arctic for a number of purposes. One is that the solar doesn't shine without delay over the Arctic. It shines correct above the equator (ih-KWAY-tur). The equator is an imaginary line that runs round the center of the earth. nations close to the equator are hot and sunny. as the sun’s rays need to go back and forth up to now to arrive the Arctic, they lose warmth. Snow and ice reason much more cooling. mild shades mirror the sun’s rays again into house. and since ice and snow are so chilly, they cool the air above the land. The Arctic can be very dry. chilly air traps much less moisture than hot air. Scien-tists name the Arctic “the polar desert”! Land of the dead night sunlight The Arctic is named the Land of the middle of the night solar. for 2 months in the summertime, the sunlight doesn’t set. It shines twenty-four hours an afternoon. for 2 months within the iciness, the solar by no means shines in any respect. the cause of this is often the lean, or perspective, of the planet Earth when it comes to the sunlight. As Earth travels round the solar, it very slowly starts to tip towards the sunlight in the summertime. Then it tilts clear of the solar within the iciness. the trail Earth travels round the sunlight is named its orbit. in the course of an Arctic summer season, the North Pole faces the solar. The solar shines throughout the day and evening. Northern lighting fixtures the autumn and spring skies within the North usually remove darkness from with attractive blue, eco-friendly, pink, and violet lighting fixtures. The lighting appear to play with the darkness. They pulse, crackle, and streak. We name those lighting the northern lighting, or aurora borealis (uh-ROAR-uh BORE-ee-AA-lus). Aurora was once the Roman goddess of sunrise. Borealis comes from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. The northern lighting fixtures ensue while power debris (PAR-tih-kulz) from the sunlight hit the air a long way above the earth. those debris collide with gases that encompass the earth. strength is given off and looks within the sky as colourful lighting fixtures. debris are tiny items of a bigger item. The coldest climate of all is on the South Pole. The continent of Antarctica (ant-ARK-tih-kuh) covers the South Pole. A continent is a giant landmass.