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Antarctica is the farthest south of any place in the world. The continent is mostly covered in ice. It is very cold in Antarctica.

Many different animals live in Antarctica. This includes 17 kinds of penguins! This penguin, called the gentoo penguin, is the fastest. It can swim up to 22 mph.

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Making Connections


How is Antarctica different from where you live? How is it the same?


Have you read another book about Antarctica? What did you learn?


Researchers live in Antarctica year-round. Why do you think it is important that scientists study the frozen continent?

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