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Friday, March 5, 2010

To finish off polar bears

So to finish off the polar bears this week. We watched some more of the videos I have posted about previously. We also did a science project. I'm not sure how I feel about it, It didn't work as well as I had hoped (I found it online at one of the many links I have posted already). But the point was made, so that's good. I filled the sink with cold water and dumped a bunch of ice into (great time to clean out the ice maker)...and had him put his hands in, we talked about how it felt (cold, duh!) and why it was cold, and where polar bears live, and if the water there would be cold, and how he thought the polar bears stayed warm. Then I covered his and my hand in veg shortening (or as he called it FAT!). But you must have to really coat it on THICK to get it to work well...I put it on pretty thick but the water was still cold. So I had him put both his hands in and tell me which one felt colder...(the one with out the FAT). So the point was made...
Washing it off was another challenge...lol. It would have been more fun if I had had some plastic toy polar bears. O well.
We also did an art project, I had a large polar bear stamp, so he dipped it in white paint and put it on black paper. We also did or FM weekly kid craft, which was marble art. We used black and white again, and he rolled the marbles in white paint, then put the paper in a box lid, and rolled the marbles around the paper. He really enjoyed that. Will post pics later, once I get them downloaded.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a cute idea. I may put then plastic gloves on my lil man to make the clean up a tad easier ;) thanks for the idea!

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