Antarctica is the fifth largest continent that is also located the furthest south on the globe. It is home to the South pole and just covered in ice making it the coldest place on Earth. Because it is found on a pole of Earth, it only has two seasons summer and winter. In summer it is always light and in winter it is always dark. Interesting fact there are no natural trees on the entire continent. These worksheets will explore the life, climate, and general wellbeing of Antarctica.
The world that we live in is divided into seven continents. These continents include Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. Antarctica is considered as the most unique continent out of all the seven continents. This is because of its extreme climatic conditions. Antarctica is located in the southernmost part of the world. That is the reason for its extreme climatic condition. According to the geography, Antarctica lies on the southern hemisphere and it covers the entire south pole. The southern ocean can be found all around the continent. Antarctica is so huge that it covers around 14 to 15 million square kilometers. It is also the fifth largest out of all the seven continents. An interesting thing about Antarctica is that it is isolated. There is very less human life on that continent. The people who live on the continent are the researchers who are there for a mission. However, rich wildlife is found on the continent due to isolation. The very first thing that comes to mind when talking about Antarctica is penguins. Penguins are found in huge numbers on the continent of Antarctica.
One of the things that differentiate Antarctica from the rest of the continents is that it is completely covered in ice. Only 2% of the land of Antarctica is iceless. The ice on the land of Antarctica has a thickness of about 1.9 Km. This is the reason why Antarctica has an unbearable climate. It is so cold, icy, windy, and dry that no human can survive there for long. It is also known as the polar desert. Coastal areas are comparatively less cold and dry than the other parts of the continent. The southern ocean that is situated beside it is a combination of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans.