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The Real-World Science Supplement
to Scholastic News.
region with no trees, few plants, and permanently frozen soil
The tundra is one of the coldest and driest places on Earth.
the average weather in an area over a period of many years
The climate of the African desert is very hot and dry.
all the living and nonliving things that interact with each other in a particular place
A frog, the insects it eats, and the water it lives in are all part of the same ecosystem.
to move between regions
In the winter, many birds migrate to warmer areas in the south.
having characteristics that make it easier to survive in a certain environment
White fur that blends in with their surroundings makes polar bears well-adapted to life in the snow.