Wednesday, January 25, 2012


One of my favorite units during the year is on Arctic Animals when we first return after the break.  Here are some pics of a few of the activities we've done so far....
Here are some of the resources we used.  I purchased Deanna Jump's Penguin Unit from TpT.  I highly recommend ALL of here creations!

 We practiced sliding on our bellies right before we experimented with the blubber.
The picture rotation thing with Blogger is driving me crazy, sorry!  Simple recipe for a blubber experiment.  Grab a lrg ziplock bag, spoon in shortening, then turn another ziplock bag inside out and place it inside the bag with the 'blubber'.  You can now 'zip' the two bags together so that no shortening comes out.  I used a cooler from the cafeteria filled with ice for our 'Artic habitat'. 

 We also experimented with 'the special oil found on penguins feathers'.  We used Vaseline to coat our fingers with then ran water over them to see how it reacted.  'Magically' the water ran right off and the finger didn't feel wet. 


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