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While landing our astronauts on the moon, we e watched some videos of astronauts performing basic tasks in space. Everything from eating to sleeping and going to the bathroom have to be completely rethought.
Today we studied and drew spiders. Despite their fearsome reputation, most spiders are non-lethal to human beings. Their webs are some of the most complex structures built in nature, and they will often build one a day.
We spoke about killer whales, both in the wild and captivity. While in the wild, they can live up to 100 years for the females, but in captivity, their lifespan is significantly reduced to about 30-35 years. Their dorsal fins will frequently collapse as well. In the wild, they can swim up to 100 miles a day.
Today we talked about the blobfish, recently voted as the ugliest animal in the world (hard to disagree), and the concept of treating all animals with the respect they deserve. We can’t just save the cute animals, we need to save the ugly ones as well.
Sometimes children love animals so much that they do things that aren’t in the animal’s best interest. We spoke about the idea of treating wild animals as wild, and leaving them in their environment where they belong.
We studied cephalopods (meaning ‘head-feet’) today in science, these are the class of animal that includes octopus, squid and nautilus. We drew a few of them, and watched part of a video about the cuttlefish’s amazing ability to camouflage themselves.