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Penguin Webquest Mrs. McMillen First Grade
Sea World Web Cam Web Cam Make observations. What do you see?
Types of Penguins Rockhopper Penguin Emporer Penguins
Why are Penguins called Birds…they can’t fly!!!! Penguins, like other flightless birds (ostriches and emus) evolved from birds that could fly. 65 million years ago the ancestors of today's penguins flew over the ocean and dove down into the water for food. Over millions of years, their hollow bones became solid and they could no longer lift themselves out of the water to fly. But, their heavier bones made is easier for them to dive down into the water.
How do Penguins keep warm? Staying just the right temperature is a problem for penguins. They need to stay cool enough when the sun is beating down on them, and warm enough when the temperatures drop below zero! How do you stay warm enough in winter-time? Or cool enough in the hot summer? Penguins are warm-blooded, like you are, but they have insulation that helps them withstand extremely cold temperatures. They use their small feathers, which are covered with a layer of light oil and are overlapped like shingles on a roof. They ruffle up their feathers and make pockets of air just underneath their feathers, where there is a layer of blubber, which helps hold in the heat. Penguins also have other ways of adapting to their environment: their bodies are shaped like submarines to help them cut through the water they have solid, heavy bones to increase body weight for easier diving penguins have stiff, short wings that can be used like paddles layers of insulation on their bodies help to keep heat from escaping Try the experiment to see what it feels like to be a penguin!!
Adorable Penguin “tune of I’m a Little Teapot” I’m a little penguin black and white. Short and wobbly, an adorable sight. I can’t fly at all, but I love to swim. So I’ll waddle to the water… and dive right in.
Penguin Dance by: Jack Hartman Chorus Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea When you look at me a penguin you will see Penguins attention, penguins begin Right flipper (Chorus) Right flipper, Left flipper (Chorus) Right flipper, Left flipper, Right leg (Chorus) Right flipper, Left flipper, Right leg, Left leg (Chorus) Right flipper, Left flipper, Right leg, Left leg, Head (Chorus) Right flipper, Left flipper, Right leg, Left leg, Head, Turn around (Chorus) Right flipper, Left flipper, Right leg, Left leg, Head, Turn around, Penguin sound (Chorus) Penguins Attention!
Let’s Try This! 1. Spread the back of one hand with petroleum jelly. Immerse both hands in water. What happens when you pull them out? 2. Put on a winter glove ( to represent the penguin's downy undercoat and blubber blankets) Over it, put on a large rubber glove (the penguin's outer coat of oiled feathers). 3. Now, immerse your double-gloved hand and your bare hand into a sink of cold water. Compare your experience with that of a penguin in the ocean.