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A STEM lesson tied in with this weekend's upcoming Polar Bear Plunge

As part of their study of animal adaptations this week, second graders learned about how blubber helps arctic animals survive. Teacher Mary Arnott thought the lesson tied in nicely with this weekend’s upcoming Polar Bear Plunge, which features a teacher team. She invited Superintendent Ken Slentz to the classroom to tell about his possible upcoming plunge. After the students showed Slentz the experiment on how blubber keeps a hand warm even when put in ice water, they suggested ways he might stay warm while taking the plunge.  (“Wear a blubber suit!”  “Wear something hollow”). The Polar Plunge is at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and Team Brain Freeze, the districtwide team, plunges first.  The team earned the honor because it has been the top fundraising team the past three years. Interact Club members are still collecting donations to the cause. (All proceeds go to the Fire Department, SAVES and the Skaneateles Education Foundation).
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Lynda Quick
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152