The igloo is a simple, yet complex structure recognized around the world. It has been decades since igloos were a common form of housing for the Inuit, but it’s still an iconic symbol for Canada’s northern people and for all Canadians.
How does a house made of snow keep anyone warm, especially when it’s –40° C outside? Check out the science factor in the video below.
(Note: in the video the term “Eskimo” is sometimes used which is still a commonly used term used in Alaska.)
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A young Inuit boy learns to make his first igloo.