Explore the Earth
The outer Earth appears in blue colour. Around 70% of its surface is surrounded by oceans and around 30% of the surface is land. Amongst the different natural landscape on the Earth, such as polar region, desert, rain forest and ocean, there are different species of plants and animals inhabiting the distinctive nature.
Polar region is located at the northernmost and southernmost part of Earth. The weather in polar region is extremely cold, almost covered with ice caps and floating ice throughout the year. Animals in polar region have thick hair to protect them from the freezing weather, like polar bear and penguin. On the other side, desert is made up with lots of dunes, with extremely hot or cold temperature in day and night, and less rainfall throughout the year. Camel is adapted to the extreme climate and barren land, with long lashes to prevent sand from getting into the eyes; and can store water inside their body for very long time. Rain forest, a typical natural landscape, is located in tropical or temperate region which is near to the Equator of the Earth. The characteristics of rain forest are the rainy weather, hot and humid climate. There are many native animals and plants in the rain forest like parrot, jaguar, tree frog, orchid, pitcher plant, but more species are still undiscovered.
There are five oceans, namely Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern (Antarctic) Ocean, and Arctic Ocean. Thousands of living creatures, such as coral, algae, fish, dolphin, whale, etc, inhabit the underwater world. Oceans can provide the essentials of life, like oxygen, food and water to them.
The selection of multimedia resources like ‘Polar prowl’, ‘Deep Sea Dive’, ‘Swinging Safari’ highlights different kinds of living creatures and landscape. Most important of all, we should learn how to save and protect our Earth. Let us explore more by accessing to the Multimedia Information System (MMIS).