Posted Date: 12/21/2020
4th and 5th grade students wrapped up their study of animal adaptations with an experiment. Students hypothesized how they could build a tiny house to withstand cold temperatures much like the adaptations of animals in the arctic. They used the six steps to the scientific method to guide their projects. Each student designed and created a tiny house out of household materials. They then tested their houses, using a thermometer to determine if their mock houses would hold sufficient heat to keep a human warm in cold temperatures. After recording their results they discussed any variables that could have affected the temperatures in their tiny homes. To wrap up the project the class watched a video on how humans can survive in extreme temperatures.