FAOL Polar Bear Blubber experiment

This week the Comets class were successful learners during Science. We were learning about Polar Bears and how they are able to keep warm in freezing cold temperatures.

Firstly, the children dipped their hands into icy water to feel how cold it was.  From some of our reactions you can see it was freezing!

Secondly, we put our hands in a plastic bag and dipped them into the lard (blubber.) We then dipped our hands into the water again to see if there was a change in the temperature.

The children were all amazed at how much warmer their hands felt with the protective layer of blubber.

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