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  Friday, February 2, 2018

Exploring the North Pole: How does the polar bear manage the cold?

By Isabelle Gilet

Last week, our Kindergarteners came up with lots of questions regarding the North Pole. By reading different books, watching videos, and making science experiments they will find answers. For instance they were curious about the way the polar bear stay warm.

The first hypothesis was that bears had some warm fur.

In order to test this hypothesis, SDFAS students put their hands in very cold water and then inside a fur mitten then back into the cold water to compare. Indeed, the water was much colder without the fur.

Another experiment showed them that if they put their hands in blubber, they could not feel the cold anymore. Active learning is fun!

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