The Arctic ecosystem is diverse, fascinating, and special. The animals and people who live there have adapted to the icy landscape. But because the Earth's temperature is warming, the polar ice in the Arctic is melting. Discover why it's so important to save the Arctic, not just for the people and animals who live there, but for the entire Earth, too! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students' curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!