We read about the changes that happen during winter and what people do to get prepared and what animals do to get prepared. Our class read and had discussions about the differences between "hibernation, migration, and adaptation".
We are learning:
Hibernate means animals go into a deep sleep and their heart rate slows down.
Migrate means animals move or travel to warmer climates because it is too cold for them
Adaptation means animals make changes to their bodies or behaviours to help them survive the weather or conditions
Many questions were asked during this inquiry:
Why can't people hibernate?
What do lizards do to adapt?
What kind of animals migrate? Is it only birds?
Where do animals go when they migrate?
We thought about some of these questions as we went on our community walk to the local exercise park. Students were invited to use their senses to complete a scavenger hunt with their partners.
Some things student noticed or commented:
"We saw animals tracks that look like rabbits. They are close together."
"It was harder to play at the park because it was slippery."
"I saw 10 evergreen trees"
"Bare trees means they have no leaves on them. Not trees for bears!"
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.