26 March 2021 (by admin)
This week, we have been finding out about reptiles, mammals and birds. We set up a simple experiment to investigate the insulating properties of feathers.
We had 2 bottles full of hot water. One was covered in feathers and the other was not. We took a temperature reading using a thermometer every 5 minutes to see if the feathers kept the water warmer for longer.
We found out that feather do help insulate so this is must be one of the ways a bird stays warm. This helped us to understand that animals have different features to help them survive in their habitat.