Penguins: Down Feathers Vs. Waterproof Feathers

In Science we have been learning all about animals and their habitats. We spent time reading our Let’s Find Out about a Fuzzy Penguin Chick. We read and talked about the life cycle of a penguin chick and learned that they have down feathers and then they go through molting to get waterproof feathers. After reading about this, we tested out down feathers and waterproof feathers. Students worked with a partner to color the adult penguin with a black crayon and glued cotton balls on the chick. Once they completed this, I went around and squirted water on the chick and adult. Students were able to observe what happened to the penguins.

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