Arctic Tundra By: Kenna, Maycee, Rebecca, Austin, Jordan

The Arctic Tundra consists of many resources and life. Plants and animals live there. Climate is also really important in the Arctic Tundra. There is limited sunlight in the Arctic, it is dark for two months. Sit back and enjoy our presintation.

The light blue color is the Arctic Tundra.

Animals

Most animals only live in the Arctic during the warm summer months. They migrate to different areas of the world when it gets cold. Some animals live in the Arctic all year. They have special adaptations that help them survive this harsh environmet.

Musk Ox

The Musk Ox has two layers of fur that keep it warm. It also has large, strong hoves that allow it to break ice. It breaks ice when it is thirsty and cannot find water.

This is the Musk Ox

Bear

The Bear eats a lot of food during the warmer months to build layers of fat. During the winter, it hibernates and the stored fat is coverted into energy. When an animal hibernates, it spends most of its time in a dormant state, similar to sleep.

Artctic Hare

The Arctic Hare has thick fur and very white fur for camouflage. They dig shelters and huddle together to share warmth. They have taller hind legs and long ears. They can go 40 miles per hour. They also like to live in big groups of 100 or 1000.

Penguins

Penguins live in the Antartic Tundra only. They are flightless birds. When they are hatched, they come in all shapes and sizes. Plus they are colorful. They eat only meat, such as krill, squid and fish. The female lays one egg and both parents take turns caring for it.

To the left is a Arctic Fox and to the right is an Arctic Wolf, on the bottom are penguins.

Arctic Wolves

Arctic wolves are smaller than gray wolves. Smaller ears, slightly shorter legs and muzzle to reduce exposure to the frigid air. They also live alone.

Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard's powerful legs allows it to scale steep slopes. It has a long tail to provides balance and wraps around it self to keep warm.

Also it is very hard to find food in the Arctic Tundra.

Plants

Because the Arctic is so cold and dry, large plants like trees cannot survive there. Only plants that have adapted to the harsh clomate can live there.

Bearberry

Bearberry is a small, short plant that grows close together and near rocks. Growing like this helps protect the plant from frost damage and wind.

Caribou Moss

Caribou Moss can survive for long periods without much water. It can go dormant when it does not get enough water or sunlight, then return to life once water and light is avalible again.

Arctic Moss

Arctic Moss has tiny footlets instead of roots due to the extreme permafrost. It also grows in lake bottoms, this is where it gets most of its nutrients from. It stores lots of the unused nutrients in the leaves for the next spring so it can grow again.

Labrador Tea

Labrdor Tea has duzz on the underside of the leaves. It is believed to have an adaptation to retain moisture. The brown hairs comb moisture from the ground fog, and it acts like a sponge to retain this water.

Arctic Willow

Arctic Willow grows close ro the ground to get out of the way of the wind. It has little hairs on the leaves to help with insulation.

This plant is the Arctic Willow.

Climate

The tempature never gets any warmer than 50 degrees fahrenheit. The average temp. is -20 degrees to -30 degrees fahrenheit. The rainfall only gets to about 6-10 in. per year. It has long cold winters and cool summers. During the summer it gets cool and dry, too.

This is a scale of the climate change in the Arctic Tundra.
Created By
Kenna, Maycee, Austin, Rebecca, Jordon
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Created with images by em_j_bishop - "untitled image" • diapicard - "arctic fox mammal fox" • Curnen - "Tribute to Willy Puchner's The Penguins Longing"

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