Hairy, Fat and Warm
Grade Level: 6th; Type: Zoology
The goal of this experiment is to demonstrate the way that external and internal physical characteristics contribute to an animal’s warmth.Animals with thick coats of fur and/or feathers and animals with a layer of blubber beneath their skin can tolerate extreme cold conditions.Both the external coat and the insulating fat trap warm air near the body, refusing to let the heat escape.
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