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Food Is Hard to
Find in Winter


This simple science experiment helps children see that in cold weather food can be hard for animals to find. Place a pineapple chunk in each section of an ice cube tray and fill the tray with water. Freeze the water to make ice cubes. Give children an ice cube and ask them to smell the pineapple. Now ask children to eat the pineapple. Ask How difficult is it to smell or eat the pineapple? Explain that wintry conditions make it hard for animals to find or eat food in much the same way. This is why animals stuff themselves with food in the fall to last them through months of hibernation.


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