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Young scholars study data. In this seal research lesson, students act as scientific researchers observing Monk seals in their habitat. They work in small groups to record data from a video and when through they share a piece of information with the class. This lesson includes resource links and a data worksheet.
Students discover that a layer of fat just under the skin is highly adaptive for living in cold water. They coat one hand with vegetable shortening and dip the hand in the ice water. They explain that the layer of vegetable fat insulated their hand against the cold, much like a layer of fat insulates whales, penguins and seals.