Whale Flipper X-Ray Box


The theme for this Beaty Box is blue whale flipper bones, with a focus on observing and comparing blue whale flipper bones to the bones of the human hand. Students can learn more about:

  • The texture, structure, and weight of blue whale flipper bones
  • The similarities and differences between blue whale flipper bones and human hand bones
  • The lifestyle, behaviour, and importance of blue whales in our ecosystem

By the end of the lesson, your group should feel more comfortable with identifying scientific features of blue whales and communicating these observations through drawing and assembly.

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