Okay, maybe Santa Claus doesn’t actually live there — the tundra is still a pretty cool biome. Literally! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will tell you just how cold the tundra can get as they introduce you to the two types of tundra and explain why the ground there gets so wet in summer. They’ll also show you some of the plants and animals that can be found in the tundra and point out where this biome is located on a world map. You’ll learn why the tundra can be called a cold desert, and get a vivid example of how fragile this environment can be. Make sure to bundle up!
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students explore the book Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George. Students will use BrainPOP resources to identify characteristics of the tundra and the different plants and animals that thrive there, and explain physical arctic adaptations that help wolves survive in the Alaskan tundra. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »