Polar Bears and the Arctic: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)

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By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

Track the evidence with Jack and Annie!
while Jack and Annie acquired again from their experience in Magic Tree apartment #16: Polar Bears prior Bedtime, they had plenty of questions. Why is the Arctic so chilly? What did the 1st humans of the Artic devour? How do polar bears go skinny ice? What different animals reside within the Arctic? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie song the facts.

Filled with up to date details, photographs, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree apartment truth Trackers are the best manner for children to determine extra concerning the subject matters they found of their favourite Magic Tree residence adventures. And academics can use truth Trackers along their Magic Tree condominium fiction partners to satisfy universal middle textual content pairing needs.

Have extra enjoyable with Jack and Annie at the Magic Tree residence site at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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Particularly mammoth Bears Polar bears have powerful shoulders, giant toes, and strong entrance legs. Male bears usually weigh over 1000 kilos. they could develop as much as 11 toes lengthy. once they get up, they're as tall as a one-story development! girl bears usually are not as huge as men. They develop to approximately 8 ft in size and occasionally achieve 700 kilos. the appropriate wintry weather Coat most folks imagine polar bears are white. truly their fur isn't white. each one hair is a transparent hole tube. The hairs replicate gentle and make the bears glance white. The hole tubes absorb heat and direct warmth into the bear’s pores and skin. The air trapped within the tubes additionally is helping the bears go with the flow in water … similar to internal tubes. The bears’ outer hair is oily and slick. once they shake themselves, ice and water slide correct off. Polar bears are water-resistant! Polar bears have a moment layer of thick fur … just like the hot outfits you put on less than your wintry weather coats. This fur additionally traps air and retains the bears hot. On sunny days, the bears’ physique temperature is set ninety-eight levels … in regards to the comparable as people’s. you're stunned to understand that polar bears have black epidermis. Black absorbs warmth. however the bears don’t look black simply because their fur is thick and shut jointly. 4 inches of blubber lie correct beneath the surface. Blubber can be first-class at maintaining in warmth. Polar bears retain lots warmth of their our bodies that after they run, they could truly overheat … even within the freezing Arctic. once they are filmed with an infrared (IN-fruh-red) digital camera, the image indicates no warmth escaping in any respect. It’s all kept within the bears’ our bodies. An infrared digital camera pictures the warmth that an item provides off. in the summertime, the bears steadily lose their outdated coats. New coats then start to develop for subsequent iciness. Polar Bears in Singapore flip eco-friendly! In 2004, zookeepers on the Singapore Zoo have been surprised while a polar undergo named Sheba and her son, Inuka, started to flip eco-friendly! Singapore is a scorching, humid nation. The keepers came across algae (AL-jee) turning out to be within the bears’ hair shafts. Algae are very teeny eco-friendly crops that develop in scorching, damp locations. After an exceptional tub, Sheba and Inuka seemed white back. Swimming Champs Scientists name polar bears Ursus maritimus (UR-sus mare-uh-TEEM-us). this implies “sea endure” in Latin. Polar bears are at domestic within the sea in addition to on land. a lot of the time, they dwell and hunt on ice floes bobbing within the Arctic Ocean. they need to be super-strong swimmers. humans have noticed polar bears swimming sixty miles from land. Their gigantic paws aid them within the water. The paws are a couple of foot huge. just a little of webbing among the feet is helping push the water apart as they swim. Polar bears paddle with their large entrance paws whereas their again paws do the steerage. The polar bear’s lengthy neck is helping carry its head above the water. Polar bears can dive fifteen ft under-water and remain less than for 2 mins. Their nostrils with regards to maintain the water out. after they come back on land, they shake the water off, similar to canine. Their Noses comprehend Polar bears have nice noses!

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