In Antarctica,Today, our is in the
the highest temperature
Summer and is about -25 degrees Celsius.
Can you guess what
Antarctica, the Antarctica?
In it is in lowest temperature is in the
Winter and is about -65 degrees Celsius.
It is the coldest place on earth!
Antarctica is also the iciest place in the
Nearly all of Antarctica is covered with ice
sheets like this.
It is called a frozen desert.
The sun does shine in the Summer in Antarctica but
there is no sun at all in Winter. It is completely dark!
It can’t rain in Antarctica because it
is too cold!
The rain water freezes and it snows
However, it does not snow that often
in Antarctica. There is less than 4 cm
•Winds can reach 200 miles per hour.
In the car we only go up to 70 miles per hour.
•The strong winds can cause BLIZZARDS!
•This is when the snow on the ground is picked up by the
strong winds and blown along the ground.
•People can die if they go out in the storms!
•A blizzard can last a week!
The winds also cause
Clouds and skies
The Antarctic has amazing skies and clouds.
There is no pollution and no buildings or
trees getting in the way!
People cannot live in Antarctica like they do in
England. It is much too cold!
It is home to only 4,000 people who are there
to research the environment.
They travel by snow mobile or by air and camp
in pyramid tents or small huts.
Anybody in Antarctica must wear LOTS OF LAYERS OF
CLOTHING TO KEEP WARM!
They must wear special HATS, SOCKS, SCARFS, BOOTS
and MITTENS too!
They must also eat lots to keep up their energy!
FROST BITE: When parts of the body partially freeze.
SNOW BLINDNESS: This happens if you spend too long
looking at the bright white snow or ice.
HYPOTHERMIA: When you get too cold!!!
They can survive
because they have
about 6 cm of blubber.
They have special
blood they stops the
fish from freezing.
They have lots of fat and feathers to
keep warm but even the penguins have
to leave in the Winter.
Like the seals, they have thick
layers of fat and blubber!
Not many plants either!
Only a few kinds of plants can