Category Archives: Polar Information

Emperor Penguins

Emperor Penguin Facts For Kids, Students & Adults

This page contains Emperor Penguin facts for kids and adults. Learn all about the world’s biggest penguin, with information, pictures and video

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Is Antarctica A Desert

Is Antarctica A Desert?

On this page, we’ll find out what a desert actually is, and we’ll answer the question ‘Is Antarctica a desert?’

When most people picture a desert they see a hot and sandy landscape. They might also see one or two palm trees dotted around, and a man dressed in white riding a camel …

… or maybe we’ve been watching too many films! (In fact, only about 20% of the world’s desert is covered in sand.)

As you’ll know if you’ve read our Antarctica Facts page, Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth. How could it possibly be a desert? Read on to find out … Continue reading