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Pre-K students at Marshville Elementary School have been learning about winter weather. On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 we did a science experiment. We put a small bucket of water outside. It was 10 degrees when students placed the water outside at 9:45 a.m. At 11:45 a.m. the temperature outside was 17 degrees and the water was partially frozen. At 1:45 p.m. it was 21 degrees and the water was almost completely frozen! Students made a graph of the results and predicted what would happen to the container of water if we had left it outside overnight.
Students have also been learning about animals that live where it is very cold. They learned that emperor penguins are very good swimmers and can dive deep into the water looking for fish and squid to eat. Emperor penguins lay eggs, but they do not build nests. There are no leaves, grass, or twigs in Antarctica to build a nest with. The daddy penguins keep the eggs warm by placing them on top of their feet so they do not touch the ice. When the baby penguins hatch, they are covered with gray fuzz.
Written by: Amy Paschal, Pre-K teacher
Posted: Jan 13, 2014 by Kerri Edwards