Today we explored how animals survive the winter, especially in the Poles. We watched a few video clips and talked about how they keep warm. First we watched a short clip about penguins. We also watched Bill Nye the Science Guy's song about blubber and another about hibernation.
Then we put our experiment caps on and dressed one finger up and kept the other one naked to see the difference between just skin and some protection from the cold.
Then we tried vaseline, to see if it acted like blubber. Overwhelming response was "yes!"
Finally, we made a polar bear craft.
See you next month!