Directions: Head online to the northernmost region of the earth and learn about the arctic tundra. Write your answers in the spaces below or on a separate sheet of paper.

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Name:______________________________________________
The arctic ecosystem is known as the tundra, where there is a permanent frozen layer of ground beneath the topsoil called ______________.
Find the answer at :
ths.sps.lane.edu/biomes/tundra5/tundra5.html

Visit this site and look closely at the map of the Arctic Circle. Locate two countries that are near the North Pole.
_________________________________________
Find the answer at :
www.matthewhenson.com/dcpole1.htm

Only about twenty species of land animals thrive on the harsh arctic tundra. Name three.________________ , ________________ and ____________________________
Find the answer at :
www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0856684.html

Above the Arctic Circle, night lasts as long as 24 hours in the middle of winter. What happens in the summer? _________________________________
Find the answer at :
http://www.athropolis.com/sun-fr.htm

In 1909 Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson were the first explorers to reach the North Pole. How did they travel? ___________________________________
Find the answer at :
www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/p/peary.shtml

The native people of northern Alaska and Canada, called the _________________ , are skilled at hunting and fishing.
Find the answer at :
www.itk.ca/About-ITK

In the far north, you can sometimes see the Aurora Borealis or ______________________ in the night sky.
Find the answer at :
www.alaskascience.com/aurora.htm
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