Thursday, November 7, 2013

Four Winds Science

Today Four Winds volunteers helped us learn about camouflage and animal disguises.  We saw a slide show of different animals and how they either blend in, or have bright colors to warn predators that they taste or smell bad.  Students thought it was interesting that frogs are lighter on the bottom so that fish think they are the sky and dark on the top so that predators, like the blue heron, think they are water.  Outside we pretended we were birds searching for worms.  We noticed it was much easier to find the worms (yarn pieces) that were a different color than the ground.   Finding the gray and brown worms that blended into the ground were much more difficult.