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ONLINE The Best Blubber (Grades 7-8)

  • December 05, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online, IMSA

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) offers several hands-on distance learning classes. This class is part of the Saturday STEM series - 90 minute explorations to start your weekend out right! For grades 3-8! For program descriptions, schedule, or to register Visit

Why do polar bears, whales, and walruses have blubber? This is a fascinating adaptation of warm-blooded animals which allows them to live and thrive in a cold environment (such as the ocean or the arctic). How can we model this live-saving animal adaptation? In this session, students will design and conduct an experiment in order to identify which types of material can best model the blubber of marine mammals. Materials needed for this activity. 

Grades 7-8. Fee: $20, registration required. Some scholarships available.

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The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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