Arctic Ocean Fact File
These fact files and true or false statements about the Arctic Ocean introduce KS1 pupils to the fascinating Arctic region, its wildlife, and geography, fostering their interest in the world's diverse oceans.
Here are some facts about the Arctic Ocean:
- The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's oceans.
- During the winter, much of the Arctic Ocean's surface is covered by sea ice, which can be several meters thick.
- In the Arctic Circle, during summer, the sun doesn't set for several months, leading to the phenomenon of the "midnight sun." Conversely, during winter, the region experiences the "polar night" where the sun doesn't rise for several months.
- The Arctic Ocean is home to diverse and fascinating wildlife, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, narwhals, and walruses, specially adapted to survive in the extreme cold.