By Carmella Van Vleet
The far flung lands of the North and South Poles are tested during this revealing advisor, allowing kids to discover the coldest areas on the earth from the heat in their houses. From polar exploration and penguins to Inuit cultures and the tundra, uncomplicated but thorough motives are supplied for quite a number Arctic and Antarctic themes whereas copious vocabulary notes and enjoyable factoids increase the fabric. 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 young children an opportunity to determine polar ideas in motion, with out significant grownup involvement or fancy fabrics.
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In addition to no-slip paws and sharp claws, polar bears have other adaptations for living in the cold Arctic weather. For example, their small ears and tails help prevent did you know? The skin under their fur is black, which helps absorb zoos look green. They also have a layer started growing inside the of fat between their skin and muscle. hollow hairs of their fur. This layer, called blubber, is about three to four inches thick and acts as insulation. But by far the best thing polar bears have for keeping warm is their fur.
When one bear form a waterproof barrier. meets another they greet each other by sniffing It’s kind of like the polar noses. Male polar bears will sometimes play bear has a built-in wetsuit fighting games. These fights do not become whenever he needs one. dangerous or real until mating season. A mother polar bear will also fight if she thinks another bear Guard hair looks white, or animal is threatening her cubs. When a polar but guess what, it isn’t. bear is angry, it growls or roars. It really is transparent 46 Polar Bears ow n k o t s d r o w or see-through.
They can smell a seal from 20 miles away! Polar Bear Life Polar bears have no enemies other than humans armed with weapons. They can—and do—eat pretty much whatever they want. Their diet includes seals, fish, small walruses, Arctic foxes, sea birds, musk oxen, geese, caribou, and plants like grass and seaweed. But their all-time favorite food is seal. A polar bear will wait patiently, often for hours, by a seal’s air hole. Sometimes they hide behind a pile of snow or lie down in a shallow hole they’ve dug out of the ice.