Monday, October 22, 2007

Blubber...

This was a cool experiment Dani did in science today.

She just finished the units on whales and seals. So this experiment was to see how blubber is beneficial to whales and the like.

We had to use 6 latex gloves, a large tub of vasoline or shortening and a bowl of ice water. Well, we really only needed 4 gloves but someone had to smear the shortening all over one hand...and this someone wasn't going to touch it bare-handed!


Here's the Blubber Hand. I'm so thankful to be rid of that shortening! Plus, I have more room in the pantry!



She had to put the un-blubbered hand in the water first. Then I set the stopwatch. 1:o1:7 - she said it was Freezing!

Then...the blubber hand went in. The stopwatch started. I asked Dani after 1 minute if the blubber helped. She said she couldn't feel the cold at all. How cool is that!?
So at 4:01 minutes she stopped "...to get on with school..."! She could've kept it in so much longer she said.

I wish I could peel off blubber the way I pulled off her blubber glove!

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Yuck!

Sarah said...

Ha! That's really funny.

Sarah
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Katherine T. Lauer said...

Way cool! That's what homeschooling is all about!