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Science & Sensory: Animals > Winter Animals

How Winter Animals Stay Warm added 1-10-05 
Submitted by: Erin Ransom

Fill a plastic bowl with water and ice cubes. Have students put a plastic glove on one of their hands.  Smear crisco on the glove.  Then have the students submerge both hands into the cold water for a few seconds.  When they take both their hands out, ask the students which hand stayed warmer.  Many of the students will answer the hand with the crisco.  This will teach students why animals like Polar bears and Penguins need the extra fat to stay warm. 



 

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