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Hibernating Blubber Test

 Have you ever wondered what the cold feels like to an animal that hibernates? This activity will show you! Using some simple ingredients you can find out how bears withstand the cold winter months. Remember to ask your parents for help. Age Frame: 4 - 9

 

Materials: 

1 Plastic Baggy

Crisco

1 Bowl of ice-cold water

 

Instructions:

1)  Dip you hand into the Ice-cold water and see how it feel

2)  Put your hand in a plastic baggy and coat the baggy with Crisco.

3)  Dip your hand with the baggy into the ice-cold water and see how it feels.

 

Follow-up questions:

How did the water feel?

How did the "blubber" feel?

Was there a difference between putting your hand in the cold water with and without the "blubber"?