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The Arctic ABC Book. Presented by Class 3-8 West Middle Island Elementary. A is for Alaska. Alaska has 17 of the tallest mountains in the United States. Alaska’s biggest industry is the forest industry. In Alaska, there are 3 million lakes. B is for Bears.

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The Arctic ABC Book

Presented by

Class 3-8

West Middle Island Elementary


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A is for Alaska

  • Alaska has 17 of the tallest mountains in the United States.

  • Alaska’s biggest industry is the forest industry.

  • In Alaska, there are 3 million lakes.

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B is for Bears

  • There are three kinds of bears in the Arctic.

  • They are the black bear, the grizzly bear, and the polar bear.

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C is for Caribou

  • A bull (male) caribou weighs from 250 to 700 pounds.

  • There are 2 kinds of caribou-Barren Ground and Woodland.

Caribou hoof

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D IS FOR DOLPHIN

•A baby dolphin is called a calf.

•A dolphin’s common size is 6 to 8 feet in length.

•Dolphins have 34 to 45 pairs of teeth in each jaw.

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E is for Eskimo

  • Eskimos live in the northern and western part of Alaska.

  • Eskimos are also known as Inuits, which means “people.”

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F is for Arctic Fox

  • An arctic fox will eat almost anything.

  • The arctic fox is a scavenger.

  • The arctic fox can change color during different seasons.

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G is for Grizzly Bear

  • Grizzlies may grow to a length of 8 feet.

  • Grizzly bears eat land animals, fish, berries, grasses, leaves, and roots.

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H is for Halibut

  • Halibut are found in the cold waters off the coast of Alaska.

  • The halibut belongs to the flounder group of fish.

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I is for Igloo

  • Hunters use igloos to sleep while they are hunting.

  • Igloo means house.

  • The temperature inside an igloo can be 65 degrees warmer than the temperature outside.

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J is for Juneau

Alaska’s Flag

  • Juneau is Alaska’s capital. It covers 3,108 square miles.

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K is for King Crabs

  • King Crabs are found in Alaska.

  • King Crabs can weigh up to 12 pounds.

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L is for Land

  • Alaska covers one-fifth of the United States.

  • Alaska has many natural resources.

  • The word Alaska means “Big Land.”

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M IS FOR MIDGE

The smallest land animal in the arctic is a midge .

A midge is a one and a half inch fly.

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N is for the North Pole

  • The North Pole is one of the coldest places in the world.

  • The frozen worlds are like wastelands to most of us.

  • Both poles lie far away from large cities and most industries.

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O is for Orca

  • Size: Length: Male29-30 ft., Female 23-26 ft. Weight: 9000-14000lb.

  • Life Style/ Habit: Live and hunt in a pod (group).

  • Call: Clicking sounds.

  • Diet: Fish, squid, seals, and other whales.

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P IS FOR PEOPLE OF THE ARCTIC

These people do things different.They do things like their ancestors.

  • Some of the people in the arctic are Native Americans.

  • These include the Eskimos, the Aleuts, and the Indians.

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Q is for Qiviut

•The coat of a Musk Oxen gives a rare type of wool called qiviut.The wool is used by the Alaskan Natives to hand knit hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves in traditional patterns.

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R is for Refuge

  • A refuge is a safe place for animals and people.

  • The Arctic National Wildlife range is the largest Refuge in the U.S.A.

  • The refuge covers 13,000 square miles.

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S is for Sled Dogs

  • Some popular breeds of sled dogs are: Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian huskies, Eskimo dogs, and Samoyed.

  • Sled dogs are strong and fast.

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T is for Totem Pole

  • A Totem Pole is a tall pole carved from a single log.

  • Totem Poles are made to honor an individual or to tell a legend or story.

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U is for Umiaks

•Eskimos use boats called umiaks.

•Umiaks are made of frames covered with skins.

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V is for Volcanoes

  • The Alaska Range has many active volcanoes.

  • The greatest eruptions happened in 1912, in Katmai National Park.

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W is for Wolves

  • Wolves eat meat and fish .

  • Wolves weigh between 75 and 125 pounds.

  • Wolves live in Alaska and Canada’s northwest territories.

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X is for eXtraordinary lights

  • Auroras occuraround Earth’s north and south magnetic poles.

  • The auroras are caused by solar wind and charged particles.

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Y is for Yukon River

  • The Yukon River is one of the longest rivers in America.

  • It starts in Canada and ends in Alaska by the Bering Strait.

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Z is for Zero Temperatures

  • The lowest recorded temperature in Antarctica is -128.6° F.

  • The lowest recorded temperature in Alaska is -80°F.

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