Arctic Tundra

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Arctic Tundra

Fun Fact:Did you know that the Tundra is the world's youngest biome?Only 10,000 years old

What to Bring:Winter Jacket (Even in the Summer), dress in layers, Waterproof lined jacket for cold or windy days, SPF-sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, scarf, ear muffs, face mask, goggles, wool socks, waterproof mittens or gloves, wool gloves, flashlight, binoculars, extra batteries, camera

Where is it? - The Arctic Tundra is located in the northern hemisphere. -It encircles the North Pole and extends down to the coniferous forests of the Taiga

Arctic TundraBy: Keeley and Sarah

Summer vs Winter

Snowy Owl: Eats small mammals, can grow from 20½-25½in Polar Bear: Eats large and small mammals, fish, birds, berries, leaves, can grow from 7¼-8¼ft, tail can be 3-5in Arctic Fox: Eats birds and rodents, can grow 18-26¾, tail can be up to 13¾in Caribou: Eats lichen, can grow 4-7¼ft, tail can be 4-8¼in

Average Winter Temp- -30FAverage Summer Temp- 37-54FYearly precipitation- 6-10 in. Soil forms slowly due to little preciptation

Animals use the insulation from their fat to be able to live in cold winters, raise young in summer, most hibernate in winter due to lack of food, otherwise migrate south, some grow thick fur that turns white in the winter

Plants growing in the tundra are often short and close to the ground. This is due to the barren desert like conditions. Many plants have darker leaves to absorb more heat from the sun.

Fun Fact:There are over 1,700 varieties of plants

Tundra covers about 20% of the Earth's surface.

There are 24 hours of sunlight in the summer.In the winter there are less than 6 hours of daylight.

Things to do:CampHikeWatch NatureDogsleddingHunt/ Fish

Fun Fact:The word Tundra is derived from the Finnish word Tunturia, which means treeless land.


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