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Habitat: Tundra

These sites are about the types of climate, wildlife, and vegetation that are found in tundras. Locate tundras on maps and view photographs. Learn the difference between alpine and Arctic tundras. Includes classroom activities, video clips, and lesson plans. There are links to eThemes Resources on Arctic inhabitants, Arctic explorers, Alaska, Canada, and habitats.

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This student-created site shares information that was learned through research. Topics include the animals, climate, vegetation, and health issues of the tundra.
Learn about the tundra biome, its plants, animals, and location. Includes links to information about Arctic animals and plants, plus there are pictures of the Arctic.
This site describes the two types of tundra: arctic and alpine.
Read about the climate, plants, and animals of this biome. Learn how animals and plants adapt to the climate.
View pictures of an alpine tundra habitat in Colorado.
Here are some photographs of real tundras.
This site has information about Arctic animals that can be printed out. Note: This site includes ads.
This site provides information, facts, and pictures of Tundra. Note: This site includes ads.
Click "Watch Video" to listen to an interview with Dr.Vladimir Romanovsky about permafrost and a study of permafrost and its impact.
Click "Watch Video" to find out how the tundra responds to climate.
Watch a video to learn about plants and animals that make up the tundra biome and learn how they adapt to environment for survival. Includes discussion questions. Note: The registration is free.
In this activity, students will learn about permafrost and create a model of permafrost. Note: This site includes ads.
Here are some classroom activities ideas for teaching Tundra and its animals Note: This site includes ads.
These sites are about the Arctic region and the inhabitants of the area. Includes photos and information about animals, plants, and people. There are games and puzzles to help you learn more about this environment. Includes eThemes Resources on Arctic Explorers, Polar Bears, the Iditarod, Antarctica, and tundras.
Learn more about the state of Alaska, including the state's history and symbols, native inhabitants and their languages, sports, food, music, and recommended books about the state. Zoom in on 360-degreee photos, watch short videos, or look through a photo gallery. Listen to audio files of the state song or traditional music, plus hear the proper pronunciation of native words. Includes links to eThemes Resources on the Iditarod, northern lights, and the Arctic.
This resource covers the different ecosystems on our planet. Find out how these biomes differ, what characteristics make them unique, and where they are located. Includes a map of the different habitats found in Missouri and information about habitats in Utah. There are links to eThemes Resources on specific habitats and animal food chains, plus an eMINTS WebQuest.
These sites about Canada include topics such as history, land, climate, economy, and people. Watch videos and view photographs of this country. Learn about the Canadian flag and listen to the national anthem. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Arctic Inhabitants.

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