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Antarctica:

Antarctica I am going to show you facts about Antarctica and explain why they are important in New Zealand in 2013

My topics are::

My topics are: 1.Explorers 2.Climate 3.Animals and Birds

EXPLORERS 1:

EXPLORERS 1 Sir Ernest Shackleton was a polar explorer, he led three British expeditions to the Antarctica . He was born on 15th February 1874.

EXPLORERS 2:

EXPLORERS 2 The British ship ‘Challenger’ was the first steam vessel to go to Antarctica . The expedition found about three hundred and fifty new animal species.

EXPLORERS 3:

EXPLORERS 3 The explorers carried tinned foods and also ate fish and seals . Early explorers wore thick bulky clothing and made small wooden cabins to sleep in.

CLIMATE 1:

CLIMATE 1 The South Pole is cold because sunlight only reaches the South Pole part of the year . The coldest temperature recorded in Antarctica was -53 degrees , the hottest was 15 degrees.

CLIMATE 2:

CLIMATE 2 Antarctica changes size over summer and winter . The Southern Ocean is the fourth largest ocean in the world and is famous for its stormy weather.

CLIMATE 3:

CLIMATE 3 Lichen is the most common plant in Antarctica . The lichen grows on rocks and needs very little water to grow.

ANIMALS AND BIRDS 1:

ANIMALS AND BIRDS 1 There are 17 different species of penguins in Antarctica , Emperors are the largest and most colourful penguin in Antarctica . They can see well both in water and on land.

ANIMALS AND BIRDS 2 :

ANIMALS AND BIRDS 2 Although many people including myself before this project , thought that polar bears live in Antarctica , well...... You’re wrong , polar bears live in the Artic.

ANIMALS AND BIRDS 3 :

ANIMALS AND BIRDS 3 Weddell seals have layers of fat called blubber to keep them warm . They are often seen in large groups . They are best swimmers and can dive deeply.

Glossary (Words and Meanings):

Glossary (Words and Meanings) 1.craggy sharp rocks 2.harsh bad conditions 3.ice shelf rock under the ice sheet 4.breed breeds are types of animals 5.pack ice ice formed when the sea freezes 6.depot places for deposit goods

THE END:

THE END I hope you learned heaps because I did . This was an awesome topic

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