The Arctic

Sam, Keshav,Brandon,Kayla

In the middle of Arctic
In the middle of Arctic

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The Arctic

Natural Resourses

Korean sam/Sam:

Polar bears looking at the camera
Polar bears looking at the camera

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Natural Resources from Artic's are water,animals, animal skins, ices, oil, minerals, gas, fishes, and many other things.....

Those poor animals might hurt the humans or humans can hurt them so it's very dangerous for both peoples and animals, because all their trying to do is protect their lands.

But right now Arctic's natural resources is hard to get because of global warmings and natural disasters...

Many scientists says soon, The Arctic will be gone, so many scientists are trying to find a way to stop it.


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The Arctic

Things to do

Koreansam/sam:


Do you think there is nothing to do in Arctic because it's very cold and dangerous? well your wrong!

There is many things to do in Arctic, like fishing, snowball fight, and also making igloos, you can also watch great mountains, ices, and also animals like polar bears, snow foxes, penguins, and also wolves.

It's a very cold place but once you get used to it, it would be fine...

That's why you should go visit there, and also there is some people actually living in there researching about the Arctic so you won't be lonely...

Danger: Do Not Swim In The Water, It's Freezing...

Beatiful view of Arctic
Beatiful view of Arctic


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Arctic Animals

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Animals in the Arctic

By Kayla

There are many different types of animals in the arctic region; all of them have certain characteristics that enable them to survive in such harsh weather conditions.

Most of the animals that belong to the Crustaceans family that live there are sea-living animals such as krill, crabs, shrimp, sea spiders and many other shelled animals.

Invertebrates are animals that do not have a backbone. A few Invertebrates in the Arctic are; squid, cuttlefish, octopus, marine snails, limpets, sponges, sea stars, sea squirts, sea anemones, jelly fish and many other sea creatures that do not have a backbone.

There aren’t a lot of insects or arachnids in the arctic region because many of them wouldn’t be able to survive the cold weather. A few that do live there are mites and the native insects that live in the arctic.

The arctic region in North America has a lot of fishing. People fish for Antarctic Cod, ice fish, crocodile fish, hag fish and skates. Those were just a few of the fish in the Arctic region.

A lots of the mammals in the Arctic are marine animals forget about the polar bears. Many marine mammals are; Leopard seal, Weddle seal, Crabeater seal, fin whale, blue whale, humpback whale, dusky dolphin, Cruciger dolphin, spectacled porpoise and many other different marine mammles.

There are many birds in the arctic, such as; penguins, few types of albatross, doves, Dominican gull, Wattled sheathbill, south Georgia pintail and many other types of arctic bides.

Those were just a few types of animals that live in the arctic.




Topography in the Arctic

By: Kayla


The Arctic region is located mostly in the northern part of North America. Some parts of northern Canada, like Nunavut are part of the Arctic region. Also the Arctic Ocean is part of the arctic region and either all or some parts of Russia, Greenland, United States, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

A lot of the Arctic is located near the ocean were the land is flat. There are many glaciers, icecaps, valleys and Mountains

Glaciers are huge masses of ice and compacted snow formations on parts of land that are slowly sliding down slopes or moving outwards because of its weight. One very famous glacier in Canada is the Athabasca Glacier located near the Rocky Mountains.

An Icecap is a large amount of ice that originates on land by compacting snow. An icecap in Canada is the Columbia Icefield which has an area of 230 km.2

A valley is a low area of land between hills or mountains, usually with a river or stream flowing through it. Deadmen Valley is a valley located in Canada.

A mountain is a higher part of land, similar to a steep hill. The Rocky Mountains are very famous mountains located in Canada.

Map of Arctic Region: (arctic is in red)

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The Climate and Vegetation of the Arctic

By: Keshav

Climate

Its climate is characterized by cold winter and cool summer. The precipitation is usually low and mostly comes in the form of snow, with most area receiving less than 50 centimetres. The average temperature of the Arctic can be as low as -40 degree Celsius and the coldest temperature recorded yet is -68 degree Celsius. The Arctic is currently affected by global warming which leads to Arctic shrinkage (ongoing changes in the climate) and Arctic Methane Release (the release of methane from seas and soils).

The Northern Hemisphere snow extent
The Northern Hemisphere snow extent

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Vegetation

By: Keshav

The Arctic is composed of plants such as dwarf shrubs, graminoids, herbs, lichen, and mosses, which all grow close to the ground. As one plant moves northward, the warmth available for the plant decrease, where it’s colder. The cold summer temperature causes the size, abundance, and variety of the plant to decrease. As you all know, these tree can’t grow in the Arctic, because of its climate but in the warmest place, plants such as shrubs are common and can reach about 2 meters in height. In the coldest parts, most of the ground is bear, with nothing but snow, and plants such as lichens and mosses dominates the climate and grow properly.


Arctic mosses, Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
Arctic mosses, Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada

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1700 kinds of plants in the Arctic example: low shrubs.
1700 kinds of plants in the Arctic example: low shrubs.

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Resources:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Glacier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic#Arctic_lands
http://www.torontoontario.ca/best_toronto_attractions.html
http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/about_the_city.html
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/antarcanimals.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic#Climate
http://fairbanks-alaska.com/
www.traveljuneau.com/
fairbanks-alaska.com/fairbanks-summer-attractions.htm
Wikipedia
Dictionary.com


Major cities in the artic region by brandon



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Juneau-If you enjoy glaciers and other water sports, then Juneau is one place to visit. In Juneau there are many tour attractions like the glaciers. You can see the glacier half a mile accross. In Juneau you can go rafting, hiking, kayaking and even ziplining.


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Whitehorse- In summer there are long, sunny days where the sun never really sets. You can see the white whales, prowling bears, moose and other animals that you dont see in other parts of the world. This a wonderful place for hunters to hunt and fisherman to fish.






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Fairbanks- IN Fairbanks Alaska there are many things to do in the summer like water skiing, and theater called theater gold stream 16 wich is 16 theaters in one theater. Alaska has a lot of events to do out side on the the mountian like ice carving and sledding.




Evaluation: (33.5/50)
  • Represent the region in the following ways: (15/20)
    • Topography
    • Vegetation
    • Climate
    • Resources Need to clearly organize ideas so that they make sense. Lots of examples but randomly presented.
    • Important Cities More information on cities across the Arctic of North America. What about Iqaluit, Nunavut? Whitehorse, NWT?
    • Things to Do
  • Provide at least one map of your region. (4/5) What about a map that shows the Arctic region in North America?
  • Find appropriate images that represent various characteristics of your region. (8.5/10)
    • Make sure images are accompanied by captions. Lots of images, but many are lacking captions. Good job finding a video!
  • Use climographs of areas in your region and explain how they illustrate the climate conditions. (2/5) You should have found another climograph and explained how each graph shows the Arctic climate.
  • Explain how various aspects of the region will influence people visiting this land. (0/5)
  • Cite your Resources using the appropriate format. (4/5)