Sunday, January 8, 2012

Science Sunday: Chinchillas

238Over Christmas break we visited a friend who had a pet chinchilla.  Oh boy the fun and learning that abounded.
First we learned that chinchillas are nocturnal, and then we learned what they eat and a little bit about them.

But the most exciting part was watching them take a bath.  They come from a very cold and dry area, so they take baths in dust.  The kids thought this was hilarious.  I wasn’t there to see it (we girls were getting breakfast and snack supplies), but I was told ALL about it for the next several days.

So, I give you the “Chinchilla dust bath.”  ENJOY!



Educating Layton has a fun food pyramid lesson complete with some printables.


The Tiger Chronicle has a fun post about penicillin and how bacteria grows.

Delightful Children’s Books has a great list of books about trees.

Have you ever learned something from someone else’s pets?  I learned a lot about chinchillas.
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