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Hands-On Science Fun

on February 22, 2013

We are really enjoying our Apologia Swimming Creatures study.  We finished up Lesson 3 this week by doing an experiment to simulate blubber that both pinnipeds and cetaceans have to stay warm.  This was very messy but we all had fun with it.

I managed to get some video so if you’re interested feel free to watch the children.


Bethanne’s video


Hannah’s video


Christian’s video


So we discovered that blubber, or in our case, vegetable shortening, does indeed keep one warmer than not having blubber.  My son has been asking to repeat the process but I don’t think I’m up for it just yet – it got quite greasy.  I also must say that I was thinking that there was no way my children could have been able to do this experiment had they not been homeschooled.  It was great to see them get so excited over this experiment.

One response to “Hands-On Science Fun

  1. Jen says:

    I love Apologia!! We didn’t do this experiment for some reason. I’ll have to go back and do it. I’m sure my kiddo would love it. We are on the swimming dino’s now and my son is having a blast!!!

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