Science Lab: How Do Penguins Stay Dry?

  • EverWonder Children's Museum 31 Pecks Lane Newtown, CT, 06470 United States

Have you ever wondered how penguins stay dry after they go for a swim? Penguins have an oil producing gland that makes their feathers waxy in order to repel cold water. In our Science Lab, children will mimic the oil gland adaptation through spraying crayoned colored paper penguins and plain paper penguins with water. Children will compare the two penguins and discuss how the wax adaptation helped repel water.