Day: March 3, 2022

Animals Antarctica Questions

Antarctic Animals – Questions

Please read the article on Antarctica here before answering the questions.


Emperor Penguins


1) What is the scientific name for Emperor Penguins? 



2) The Emperor penguin is the Tallest&Heaviest of all penguins:

  1. a) Tallest b) Heaviest
  2. c) Smelliest d) a&b




3) What does the blue whale eat?

  1. a) Fish b) Krill
  2. c) Penguins d) a&b


4) How big can Blue Whales grow? 

  1. a) 30m b) 3m
  2. c) 300mm d) 30cm




5) What do the Fur seals eat?

→ Fish jellyfish and krill


Leopard Seals


6) What is the scientific name for Leopard seals

→ Hydrurga leptonyx


7) How much time do they spend in the ocean?

→ 80%


No Wolves or Polar bears?


8) Wolves and Polar bears live in the? 

  1. a) South Pole b) North Pole
  2. c) Parakai d) a&b

Antarctic Animals Text

Believe it or not!


We often think of Polar bears and wolves living in the ice and snow, however these animals only live in the North Pole, and are not found in Antarctica.

The Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri is it’s Scientific name) is a penguin that lives in Antarctica. It is the tallest and heaviest penguin. They are the only birds that can lay their eggs on ice. Emperor penguins spend their entire lives in Antarctica where temperatures can drop to as low as -60°C. Brrrr. These birds are super swimmers and impressive divers.Antarctic waters are home to many species of whale. Lot’s of whales swim past or though Antarctica to feed on fish and krill. The Blue whale is one of these whales which grow to be about 30 meters long.

The Antarctic Fur seal lives further south than any other fur seal. This polar species feeds on fish, squid, and small creatures called krill in the icy waters off Antarctica.


The Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal). It is most common in the southern hemisphere along the coast of Antarctica and on most sub-Antarctic islands. 

Elephant and Leopard seals spend upwards of 80% of their lives in the ocean. They can hold their breath for more than 100 minutes

Believe it or not!


We often think of Polar bears and wolves living in the ice and snow, however these animals only live in the North Pole, and are not found in Antarctica.



Narrative Writing T1W5 Wed

Once upon a time there were two little girls who were sneaking into the ballroom to play so Elsa took  off her gloves and started to shoot snow out of her hand and when she made a snowman. Then she made a pile of snow on the floor. And then Anna started to slide down the pile of snow and she was going too fast and Elsa tried to stop her but she zapped her. Then Elsa ran over to her to see if she was okay. But she was not okay so they healed and one of her pieces of hair turned grey. So Elsa went to her room, shut the door and year by year she would stay in her but when they grew there was a ball planned in the ballroom.  So Elsa got ready and Anna got ready too. Then Anna went for a walk. She fell into this man boat and she said sorry and then she fell in love with him. After that she went to the castle and she finally came out. Then all the guests came in and said hello to Elsa then they were the staff and wired things. Then she froze them then she ran outside and froze the water falton. Then she ran away to the snowy mountains. When she got there she made her an ice castle for herself then she started to sing out loud! Then her sister heard it, then she heard the singing, then she saw a boy, then she saw a living snowman, then found the ice castle. And saw her singing. Then she was going to go up to her and say come back  home but she said NO! So she said the home was a snowy place. So she fixed it and they were happy.the E N D!

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Antarctica – Questions

Please read the article on Antarctica here before answering the questions.


Antarctica is a continent


1) Antarctica is the [Northernmost] continent. 

  1. a) Northernmost b) Southernmost
  2. c) Easternmost d) Westernmost


2) Antarctica surrounds the north pole.

  1. a) True b) False


3) What does the name Antarctica mean? Opposite to the Arctic

  1. a) Ant Country b) South Country
  2. c) Ice Country d) Opposite to the Arctic


No Countries


4) How many countries are there in the continent of Antarctica? 0

  1. a) 23 b) 7
  2. c) 1 d) 0


5) How many countries claim different parts of Antarctica? 

  1. a) 23 b) 7
  2. c) 1 d) 0


6) What language do Native Antarctic people speak?

  1. a) English b) Antarcticguese
  2. c) Antarcticish d) None of the above


Ice Ice Baby


7) What percentage of Antarctica is covered in a giant ice sheet? 

  1. a) 90% b) 4,776%
  2. c) 98% d) 2%


8) What does an Antarctic Oasis mean? 

  1. a) An area without ice b) A band
  2. c) A lake d) A video game


Daylight for Six Months


9) How long does it stay dark in Antarctica 

  1. a) 12 hours b) 12 months
  2. c) 6 weeks d) 6 months


10) What two seasons does Antarctica have?  

  1. a) Spring and Summer b) Winter and more winter
  2. c) Summer and Winter d) Trick question (there are 4 seasons)

Antarctica Text

ntarctica is the southernmost continent in the world (that means it sits the most south of any other continent in the world). 

The Antarctica continent surrounds the South Pole, and it’s name means “opposite to the Arctic” (as the Arctic is the area around the North Pole). 

Even though it is an entire continent, Antarctica has no permanent human population. It has no native humans, and therefore has no countries either. It is the only continent in the world to not contain any countries. However seven countries claim different parts of it: New Zealand, Australia, France, Norway, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Argentina.

The continent has two unequal parts. The larger is usually called East Antarctica, while the smaller part is West Antarctica.

Unlike most places in the world Antarctica does not have 24-hour periods divided into day and night. 

At the South Pole the sun rises on about September 21 and moves in a circular path until it sets on about March 22. 

This “day,” or summer, is six months long. From March 22 until September 21 the South Pole is dark, and Antarctica has its “night,” or winter.