Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wednesday Froglets, Week 3. How do animals stay warm in winter?

Our brave Froglets participated in an amazing science experiment today.  
We learned that animals often fatten up for winter.  The layer of body fat acts as insulation and keeps them warm.  How can we prove it?  With vegetable shortening and ice water!
Try it at home! Put a thick layer of shortening on your finger, then stick it in ice water.  Your finger will stay warm!  Amazing! No wonder polar bears can swim in those cold waters!
We headed out to the woods to look for animals, but all we found was this great nature playground.  D explores the climbing wall.
The Froglets put together a teeter totter and had a great time taking turns.
This fort was a really cozy place to have a snack and listen to books.  The Froglets really enjoyed Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey and Here Comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara.  
Oh my, this must have happened in last month's windstorm! What a surprise! It has been awhile since we explored this ridge in the forest.  
See  you next week!  
Teacher Kathleen

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