A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
Since my music classes at school have been put on hold, I have been helping the science teacher grade papers. She makes a key for me which helps for grades 5-8.
In 3rd grade, though, I was pretty sure that saying having ten toes is a learned trait was not the correct answer.
This has made me reflect on all I learned in science classes, particularly about ducks.
For example, we learn that ducks have webbed feet. This allows them to swim.
Sure enough, the first thing I noticed when our first duck hatched was its webbed feet.
Then within the first 48 hours, that little duck was in the water even though it was meant to be a drinking bowl.
One day after I moved the ducks from their outside pen back into their tub to bring in for the night, I noticed my hands were oily.
I realized this is also an adaptation – the feathers have an oily substance that repels water.
Who knew all those things I learned in science class actually existed in real life!
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