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#76. Whale Lesson

Science, level: all
Posted by Lynn Sehorne ().
Materials Required: baggies, ice, crisco, combs, toothbrushes, pepper, dishes
Concepts Taught: whales, zoology

Experiment with Whale Blubber (You will need baggies and crisco)

Smear crisco into one baggie place another baggie inside that allow the kids to put their hands in the baggie then into a bowl of ice this will demonstrate how whales stay warm. You can also demonstrate the difference between whales teeth. you will need combs, toothbrushes, and pepper Baleen whales have bristles for teeth. their teeth filter across the surface of the ocean for feeding. fill a bowl full of water and sprinkle heavily with pepper. Let the kids dip the combs into the water. Combs ( normal whale teeth) do not collect enough pepper for a full meal. Now, dip the toothbrush in the water. This will demonstrate how baleen whales are able to eat/.