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  1. The Arctic ABC Book Presented by Class 3-8 West Middle Island Elementary

  2. 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. Slide created by Kristen

  3. 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. Slide created by Evan

  4. 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 Slide created by Jayme

  5. 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. Slide created by Brooke

  6. E is for Eskimo • Eskimos live in the northern and western part of Alaska. • Eskimos are also known as Inuits, which means “people.” Slide created by Mike A.

  7. 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. Slide created by Jessica

  8. 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. Slide created by Abe

  9. 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. Slide created by Mrs. V

  10. 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. Slide created by Christopher

  11. J is for Juneau Alaska’s Flag • Juneau is Alaska’s capital. It covers 3,108 square miles. Slide created by Michael M.

  12. K is for King Crabs • King Crabs are found in Alaska. • King Crabs can weigh up to 12 pounds. Slide created by Michelle

  13. L is for Land • Alaska covers one-fifth of the United States. • Alaska has many natural resources. • The word Alaska means “Big Land.” Slide created by Matthew

  14. M IS FOR MIDGE The smallest land animal in the arctic is a midge . A midge is a one and a half inch fly. Slide created by Deanna

  15. 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. Slide created by Michael

  16. 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. Slide created by Joseph

  17. 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. Slide created by Dennis

  18. 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. Slide created by Jaia

  19. 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. Slide created by Nevil

  20. 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. Slide created by Danielle

  21. 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. Slide created by Henry

  22. U is for Umiaks •Eskimos use boats called umiaks. •Umiaks are made of frames covered with skins. Slide created by Tory

  23. V is for Volcanoes • The Alaska Range has many active volcanoes. • The greatest eruptions happened in 1912, in Katmai National Park. Slide created by Sterlyn

  24. 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. Slide created by Richard

  25. X is for eXtraordinary lights • Auroras occuraround Earth’s north and south magnetic poles. • The auroras are caused by solar wind and charged particles. Slide Created by Mr. K

  26. 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. Slide created by Meagan

  27. Z is for Zero Temperatures • The lowest recorded temperature in Antarctica is -128.6° F. • The lowest recorded temperature in Alaska is -80°F. Slide created by Mr. K