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Polar Bears, penguins and more at Tackan!

January 31, 2024

How does blubber keep keep an animal warm? How tall is a penguin?
These questions and more were answered by kindergarten students at Tackan Elementary School Wednesday morning.

For the past few weeks, students have been studying several animals and wrote/illustrated facts about polar animals including penguins, polar bears, snowy owls and more.

During the Polar Animal Centers, the children tested how blubber works in ice water, did an estimation math center, measured
"how many penguins" tall they are, had a penguin "egg" relay race, created their own polar animals and went ice fishing!

Thank you to Kindergarten teacher, Sharon Weissman for organizing this fun and educational event!

Student measured by penguins

Students "ice fishing"

Student putting hands in cold water

students smiling