To end our Polar Animal week, I wanted to show the kids how blubber keeps the animals from feeling the cold air and water. So I filled a container with ice water and got some vegetable oil.
Another way we ended the week involved a little homework. I asked the kids to bring in a polar animal (stuffed, a toy, or a picture) plus one fact about that animal to share with the class. I do this quite often with my animal units and I must admit that the kids have taught me a few things this way!
**Linking up to Show-and-Share Saturday!**