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Polar Bear Science Experiment

Encourage curious young minds to go on an arctic exploration to discover how polar bears stay warm in frigid conditions with the use of blubber. This sensory science experiment provides children three years and up hands-on learning opportunities to investigate the science of cause and effect, temperature, and insulation. Children will experience the freezing temperatures by placing their hands in ice water. Next, they will place their hands into the (safely sealed) bag of shortening to feel how blubber provides insulation.


Here is what you will need:

  • ​2 Large Ziplock Bags
  • Shortening
  • Large Empty Tub
  • Ice

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