Imagine what it would be like to live in a really cold place like the Arctic? Brrrr! How would you keep yourself warm? Your mission is to pretend to be an animal in the Arctic and find out whether a layer of fat can really keep out the cold.
Animals like walrus and polar bears can’t wear warm clothes so they grow a thick layer of fat, or blubber, to keep out the cold. Imagine you are one of them and follow the steps below. Be aware: this will get messy!
There are two ways of doing the experiment.
Part of:XL Catlin Oceans Education
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Geography | Ages 11 - 14
The Frozen Oceans Geography resources are designed to take 11-14-year-olds on a journey to the Arctic following the expedition team on the 2011 Catlin Arctic Survey.