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The Arctic vs. the Antarctic - Camille Seaman


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How can you tell the two poles apart? Where are the penguins? What about the bears? The Arctic pole is located in the Northern Hemisphere within the deep Arctic Ocean, while the Antarctic pole is smack in the middle of the ice-covered Antarctica. Camille Seaman describes how enterprising people and organisms have found ways to reside around both poles despite the frigid temperatures.

Additional Resources for you to Explore

Read more to learn about an expedition to the Arctic. Scientists are working at an ice camp around the North Pole.
For a list of frequently asked questions about the Arctic, check out this page.
Here's a camera that takes pictures of the North Pole throughout the year.
There's a wonderful story about the North Pole. It's where Santa Claus lives. For a daily ticker countdown until Christmas, check this site. It also has stories about Santa and his helpful elves.
Here's the South Pole webcam.
Here's a newspaper called The Antarctic Sun published by three scientist who study the Antarctic.
Here's a blog (including some beautiful panoramic photos) about the South Pole.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Camille Seaman
  • Director Iuri Araújo, Guilherme Araújo
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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