Caribou—also known as wild reindeer—live in the cold, snowy tundra, where food is scarce. Their specially shaped hoofs help them walk on snow and dig for the food underneath it. What do caribou eat? How do they avoid dangerous predators? Readers will find the answers to these and other questions in this engaging text, which supports basic elementary science curricula.
KIT: The narwhal tusk KO-254 is a bit shy of 6 feet long and 2 1/4" wide at the base...is expertly cast to reveal its delicate and beautiful spirals. This tusk most often grows from the left hand side of their upper maxilla in a left-turning helix (spiral twist), reaching lengths of almost 10 feet in an animal that reaches only 16 feet itself.
Nukappia and his uncle Angu begin the long walk down the shore to the family summer campsite, where all of Nukappia's cousins and aunts and uncles are waiting for him. Along the way, Nukappia learns that the shoreline is not just ice and rocks and water. There is an entire ecosystem of plants and animals that call the shoreline home. From seaweed to clams to char to shore grasses, there is far more to see along the shoreline than Nukappia ever imagined.
Each year, Caribou cover 3,000 miles of the Arctic landscape to escape pesky insects, mate, and give birth, and find food. As they move, their hooves become hardened to tackle the snow during the winter. By summer, they have switched to a more spongy footwear. Young readers can follow the herds and learn about the effects of migration on caribou in this title.
KIT: Arctic Fox Kind Fur - The coat of an Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) changes with the seasons. In winter, thick white fur blends with snow and ice. By summer, the fur darkens to blend with rocks and soil. This fur replica shows a fox?s coat in transition. It is streaked with some dark guard hairs, remnants of its summer color.
KIT: The caribou, also known as the reindeer when found in Europe, is an Arctic and Subarctic-dwelling species of deer. Caribou are known to travel distances greater than any other terrestrial mammal during migrations in the spring and fall, traversing more than 3000 miles in a year. The antlers were removed from the skull before casting.
When the seasons change, many animals migrate to new homes. Readers will learn about these fascinating creatures in Nature's Great Journeys. This series explores the physical features, behaviors, and histories of migratory animals with easy-to-read text and vivid images
This non-fiction book teaches children that even though the days are cold and dark in a Nunavut winter, there are a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, and dogsledding." -- Suggested for kindergarten to grade 2.
Seasonal Cyles by Nadia Mike: What do the different seasons look like in the North? This book supports early science learning by teaching children about the seasonal changes that take place throughout the year in the Arctic.
FICTION:I thought this a particularly terrific book to fit with the grade 2 social studies unit about communities, especially between urban and rural communities in Canada. A little girl was just moved to Toronto from rural Saskatchewan and makes many observations about life in both places. A new friend helps her settle in
Motivating text and real-world examples introduce readers to the concept of community service. Readers will discover ways that people in communities can work together to solve problems and create positive change. Inspiring stories that show children participating in civic action will empower and encourage young readers to believe in their own abilities to make a difference.
This title looks at offshore fishing. Around the coast of much of North America, fishing stocks have greatly declined as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global warming. Nova Scotia, in the northeast of Canada, once had a huge fishing industry....
Saskatchewan Wild is a personal photographic journey, a taste of the many wildlife adventures possible in Saskatchewan. It is both a celebration of our wild creatures and wild places, and a reminder of what we might lose if we're not careful.
Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut's diverse rocks and minerals in this richly visual, informative book. Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information -- with absorbing "Did You Know?" facts to accompany every account -- readers will learn about the appearances, traditional and modern uses, and environments of eastern Arctic rocks and minerals. Covered in this book is everything from diamond to granite, from the most precious to the most common stone.
When the river ice breaks up after 8 frozen months, Kumak and his neighbors watch from the roofs of their stilt-based homes, as the water rises behind a temporary jam to carry away the village's oil drums, fish tubs, net floats and toys, as well as the boat into which Kumak has herded his motley pack of dogs. The river doesn't "visit" long, though, and once the dam breaks up, everyone climbs down to help one another successfully recover their strayed goods and animals.
There's an invisible creature in the waves around Sarichef. It is altering the lives of the IÃ±upiat people who call the island home. A young girl and her family are forced to move to the center of the island for refuge from the rising sea level. Soon the entire village will have to relocate to the mainland. Heartbroken, the young girl and her grandfather worry: what else will be lost when they are forced to abandon their homes and their community?