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Plants and Animals
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an enormous land mass that surrounds the South Pole, far below Australia.
It is the fifth largest continent in the world. It is a cold and inhospitable
place that, like the Arctic regions of the North, is completely covered
by ice and snow for the entire year. In the extremely cold winter months,
the ocean around Antarctica freezes over, extending the continent even
No trees and very few plants can survive in this harshest of climates. The midge, a tiny invertebrate (no backbone), is the largest land animal on the continent. Bigger animals, such as penguins and seals, live around the coast and on the sub-Antarctic islands nearby. Many other animals and birds visit during the short Summer period between November and January.
Below is a list of flora
and fauna that can be found on Antarctica.
The following activities will help you learn about the different plants and animals found on Antarctica. By the end of this session you should be able to name them and describe some of their features. Make sure you carefully read all the information before each activity.
|What you need to do...|
|* To complete this session, you need to work through each activity listed below.|
|- Visited "Antarctica - Plants and Animals" web site and printed out the information?||...|
|- Answered the questions on bottom of the "Antarctica - Plants and Animals" sheet?||...|
|- Drawn a picture of an Antarctic animal using ClarisWorks Painting?||...|
|- Watched and reviewed the video, "The Last Husky"?||...|
|- Visited the Virtual Antarctica Science - Animals site?||...|
|- Produced a report, with a picture, of a different animal?||...|
|- "Located" and "recorded" any URLs of Antarctican web sites?||...|
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