Monday, April 6, 2015

Polar Bear Blubber

In our discussion of bears and the cold, we learned about the blubber layer that many animals have to keep them snug during the colder months. Try reading a few books to get some great info and pictures!

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There are a lot of books out there, but those are just a few to get you started.

Now the fun...

1. You'll need a large bowl, ice, water, and shortening/lard.
 2. Make a lard mitten on ONE of your child's hands. Haha--lard mitten! Anyways. Make sure it's completely covered and there aren't any cracks in it. You don't want any cold water seeping in!

3. Dip both hands in the VERY cold water. The uncovered hand will be chilled very quickly, while the lard mitten keeps the other hand nice and toasty! Instant blubber!

Now they can understand up close and personal how blubber really works!

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