Thursday, January 29, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
We have been learning about penguins this week! The kiddos have learned all kinds of facts about penguins. We learned they can't fly, but they can swim, they eat fish, there are different kinds of penguins, the daddy penguins take care of the eggs by holding them on their feet while the moms go fishing, and they live in Antartica. We learned that Emperor penguins are 4 feet tall-we made a life size one to put on the wall and had the kiddos take their pictures next to it to compare how tall they are compared to an Emperor Penguin!
We also did a science experiment to learn how penguins and other arctic animals stay warm....blubber! So we filled a bowl with ice and filled a bag with Crisco. The kids stuck their hand in a glove that was surrounded by the Crisco-or blubber. They got to see for themselves that blubber kept their hand warm in the ice!