Arctic Ice Crawler Top speed: 10 km/hr (6 mph) Horsepower: 150-160 Features: - Posable legs for maximum stability - articulated arm with opening claw gripper for heavy-duty lifting Cool-ometer: 5/5 Gadgets to bring for adventures: - Something hot to drink – it can get a little chilly in the cockpit! - A circular saw if you want to cut smaller pieces from the ice. Crawler cranes and excavators are the ultimate 4x4 vehicles and perfect for rough ice terrain research. You can drive them up and down slopes, steep ravines, and crevasses, and they can lift tons of ice. The LEGO City explorers fondly calls their Arctic Ice Crawler “Scorpio Sally”.
Arctic Animals: Saber-toothed tiger
Animal: Saber-toothed tiger Found in: North and South America Status: Extinct Class: Prehistoric Weight: Same as between 22,000-160,000 2x4 LEGO® bricks Height: 20-30 minifigures Fun Facts * They mostly hunted and ate plant-eating animals like horses, bison – even mastodons. * The saber-toothed tiger is not related to the tigers we know today. It belonged to a species which is now extinct: Nimravidae. Here, kitty-kitty-kitty A saber-toothed tiger must have been an impressive sight. It is one of the largest animals in the cat family that has ever lived. Its canine teeth grew up to 20 cm (8 inches)! That’s enough to turn almost any prey into an all you can eat buffet… Don’t judge a cat by its canines Just because you have razor-sharp teeth, you can still be nice to others. Saber-toothed tigers lived and hunted in packs like many cat families do today. They would bring food to the young cubs, old, injured or sick in the pack.
Fire Truck Tank Flushing!
Did you know that a fire engine can hold up to 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) of water? That’s like drinking 16,000 cups of water, since there are about 16 cups of water in 1 gallon. The average toilet uses 1.6 gallons or 6 liters of water per flush. That’s only about 25.6 cups of water! If you hooked up a toilet to the fire truck tank, you’d have to flush the toilet 631 times to empty the fire truck of water! That’s a lot of flushing! Comment below with how YOU would empty the water tank of a fire truck.
Arctic animals: Woolly Mammoth
Animal: Mammoth Found in: North America, Russia, Europe, Asia Status: Extinct Class: Prehistoric Weight: Same as 2.4 million 2x4 LEGO® bricks Height: 280-354 LEGO bricks tall Fun Facts * Studies of woolly mammoth poop show that they loved plants like buttercups or dandelions. * The large lumps of fat on the mammoth’s back worked as a built-in lunch box. They kept the mammoth supplied with energy in harsh winters when there was very little food around. Who wants a mammoth as a pet? One of your great-great-great-great (add a lot more greats here) grandparents may have met a mammoth. But scientists know that humans hunted mammoths in North America – most likely for food – so they probably weren’t kept as pets. Do you have a woolly mammoth in your back yard? In 2012, 11-year-old Yevgeny Salinder from Russia found the remains of a 16-year-old male mammoth that died about 30,000 years ago! Maybe you should check your garden? (Make sure you ask your parents first…)