Students examine the purpose and characteristics of whale blubber. They work together to complete an experiment to test the fat as an insulator. They discover how humans use materials to protect them from the cold.
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Big on Blubber: How do Whales Stay Warm?
Students explore biology by conducting a science experiment in class. In this whale anatomy lesson, students identify the use of whale blubber for the animal to stay warm in cold waters while utilizing ice, vegetable oil, plastic bags...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
HOW DO PENGUINS, WHALES, AND SEALS LIVE IN SUCH A COLD OCEAN?
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...
5th - 7th Science