Our Itty Bitty Bookworm Bo’s Curriculum Year 1 theme this week is bears. Tara has included a great science experiment depicting why polar bears don’t get cold in the icy arctic water.
First we put ice bergs in our water and played around a bit experiencing the cold.
Then we put on a glove of blubber (lard).
And it really is amazing, but we couldn’t feel the cold at all through all the fat in the ziploc.
The science lesson became a pouring lesson.
And then became a “sink or float” lesson.
By the way, we tried a banana, an apple, a lemon, and a pear and all the fruit but the pear floated. I thought that was kind of neat.
Finally, it became a “Wash the dishes for you, Mommy?” activity.