Antarctic Wildlife [Z19]
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Grade Level:Early Elementary, Elementary, Middle School
Item Type:Experience Box
Categories:Plants
Topics:Plants, Animals, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc., Insects, Arthropods

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on earth. Only cold-adapted organisms survive there, and the wildlife is dependent on each other for survival. Examine a king penguin skull, egg, and down feathers; an orca tooth; squid; and krill to see some of these incredible adaptations up close. Test out the power of fat insulation for keeping critters warm, and create a food web to show how Antarctic organisms provide one another energy!


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