Frozen Tundra: One of the vast, nearly level, treeless plains of the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. 

The emissions of frozen Carbon dioxide and the tundra around the Arctic Ocean have already begun as it thaws.



Snack Time!

White Chocolate Polar Bear Pretzel Pops


  • 2ouncesmodeling chocolate*or candies like vanilla and chocolate Tootsie Rolls 
  • 12ouncesmelted and tempered white chocolate  
  • OR melted white confectionery coating / Candy Melts  
  • 6pretzel rods  


  • non-stick baking pan  matlike a Silpat 
  • fondant rolling pin  
  • small and medium round plunger cutters  
  • baking pans lined with parchment paper  
  • fork  
  • optionalfood use only tweezers  

 Instructions :

  1. Roll some white and some black (or dark) modeling chocolate out on a non-stick mat using a fondant roller. 
  2. For each bear: 
  3. ears – cut out 2 white circles using the medium round plunger cutter 
  4. inner Ears – cut 2 black circles using the small round plunger cutter 
  5. nose – cut 2 black circles using the small round cutter and pinch it between your thumb and finger shaping it into a triangle with rounded edges 
  6. eyes – pinch off 2 tiny pieces of black and roll into balls 
  7. snout – pinch off 1 pea size piece of white and roll into a ball 
  8. Pour melted white chocolate into a tall glass. 
  9. Dip pretzel into the chocolate, lift it out, shake it, and allow excess chocolate to drip back into the glass. 
  10. If using pure tempered white chocolate, refrigerate the pretzels for about 4-5 minutes. 
  11. If using confectionery coating (Candy Melts) place in the freezer for 2-3 minutes. 
  12. Use a bit of melted white chocolate to attach the round ball onto the pretzel, about an inch from the top. 
  13. Dip a pretzel back into the white chocolate, giving it a second coat. 
  14. Allow the white chocolate to set until it thickens, holding the pretzel for about 10 seconds or so, then press a fork onto the pretzel, lift up, pulling away the chocolate, creating spikes. 
  15. Continue doing this, adding white chocolate if needed, until the entire pretzel looks furry. 
  16. Attach the ears, eyes, and nose using white chocolate. 
  17. Store in an airtight container for several weeks. Do not refrigerate or freeze. 

Geoscientist:A geoscientist studies the earth’s composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the earth. They may search for natural resources like groundwater, metals, and petroleum, or help environmental scientists clean up and preserve the environment. Someone working in this field may also be called a geologist or geophysicist.  

Career Examples:Park geologist, consultants, oil and gas geologist, engineer, field geologist  

Salary Average:$90,000 per year  


Have you ever wondered how Artic animals stayed warm? Try this experiment with a friend! 

What you’ll need:  

  • Gloves  
  • Shortening   
  • Ice  
  • Bowl of water  


  1. Place ice inside the bowl of water. 
  2. Place your hand into the bowl ice water. 
  3. Next, put on a plastic glove then dip your hand into the shortening. Making sure the entire glove from wrist down is covered. 
  4. Then plop your hand back into the ice water and compare how cold your hands are now to when you put it in without the glove.

Are you looking for more ways to enjoy Habitat Week? 

If you said YES, check out the links below! 

1. Learning Junction – This video explains about animal habitat or animal homes.

2. National Geographic’s for Kids – From the depths of the ocean to the top of the highest mountain, habitats are places where plants and animals live. Learn about these unique regions of our planet.

3. Kid Zone – Kid Zone Habits allows you to explore, color, and identify a variety of animal habitats. They even have links to other exciting activity pages! 

4. Virtual Habitat Field Trips – In this field trip, you will be learning about animal habitats around the world. 

5. The Tuscan Rescue Ranch – Visit Toucan Rescue Ranch right from the comfort of our home! During the authentic experience you will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica and explore a the magic of Costa Rican wildlife.  

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