Help solve the mystery of why penguins waddle and are able to eat a fish whole!
Penguin Mystery #1
Ever wonder why penguins waddle? Discover the answer to this mystery as you waddle alongside the Academy's African Penguins.
Think about an animal that you have seen move (cat/dog/fish/penguin), then use your blank paper to create a comic strip showing how that animal uses their body parts to move from one place to another.
You'll need a piece of paper and a pencil!
Penguin Mystery #2
Penguins eat their fish whole! How are they able to do that? Let's look closely at what is going on inside their beaks that helps them hold onto and eat their fishy snacks.
Using the comic strip we made in Activity #1, we are going to add more information. Flip your paper over, or add more boxes—then begin to imagine and draw what body parts your animal uses to find and eat its food. Add words and thought bubbles!
Optional: add color to your comic strip!
You'll need your comic strip from Activity #1 and a pencil. Color pencils or crayons are optional!
Connections to the Next Generation Science Standards for K-2
- Structure and Function
Related Performance Expectation
- K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.