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Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest and highest continent in the world. It is also the most isolated. This southernmost land of ice and snow, where for part of the year the sun doesn't rise and for another part, never sets, sits alone more than 2500 kilometres south of Hobart. Only one native warm-blooded animal remains on the Antarctic continent during the freezing winter--the emperor penguin. No human has ever made a permanent home in Antarctica. But people do visit--mostly scientists, support personnel, and tourists. To some it becomes a way of life and they may go back south many times over the years.

1. How is the weather and land in Antarctica different from where you live?

 

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2. How does sunset and surise in Antarctica differ from most locations of the world?

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3. What is the only known warm blooded animal to live in Antarctica?

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