This week, First Graders from around the district came together to meet "UCA", the 93 foot blue whale from the UCA Stem Institute.
They learned many facts pertaining to the largest mammals on Earth.
During their visit, students participated in several experiments to learn about how the blue whale eats and then how it protects itself in icy cold waters.
Every student went into the belly of the whale where several whale experts hung out to answer questions and provide additional facts.
This learning activity is an extension to classroom learning using a shared reading text titled, Amazing Wales!
Students have been researching all about whales, their habitat, interesting facts, and even had an opportunity to adopt a real whale!
"This is a fun way to take learning up another notch," says Instructional Facilitator Nicole Loftis. "We had a WHALE of a GOOD TIME!"
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