location • Greenland • North Eurasia • Northern North America • Southern South America • Small part of Antarctica
Climate • Cold • Lots of Snow • It is so cold there is permafrost, permafrost is a layer of permanently frozen soil • In the winter it is 20 – 30 degrees F • In the summer it is 40 – 50 degrees F • Precipitation totals to 6 – 10 inches of rain a year
plants • The Tundra has short plants. • The plants sprout grow and bloom in a matter of weeks. • The roots are shallow to get water. • There are also no trees in the Tundra. • Because of the permafrost. • One of the plants name is yellow Tundra flower it can grow in the coldest weather.
Animals • Snowy owl : feathers (for flying ), talons (for protecting) • Polar bear: fur (to keep warm) , camouflage (to hide ), teeth (protection), claws(protection) , blubber(for warmth)
Animals • Caribou : fur (warmth), antlers(protection) • Arctic fox : thick fur (warmth), teeth (protection), claws(protection)
Animals • Grizzly bear : blubber(warmth) , fur (warmth), claws(protection) , teeth (protection), camouflage(to hide) • Ermine : fast , camouflage (in winter) • Harlequin duck : water proof feathers (for when their in the water),fly (get away from predators),webbed feet(swimming)
Credits: Evan Kelly Andrew Speicher Elise Almond Hope you learned more about the Tundra!!!