Researchers Study Penguins... By Putting Them on a Treadmill!

Penguins on a treadmill -- well, that's something I never thought I would see. But it is an actual scientific study, measuring -- and this is serious -- how fat penguins waddle.

Scientists noticed that heavier penguins were falling down more frequently and they wanted to figure out why. To do that, a team of researchers traveled to the Antarctic region to study king penguins, the second largest species of penguin.

Let’s take a look.

Instructional Links

Classroom Resources: Scholastic, Penguins, Everything You Need

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/penguins-everything-you-need

Website Article: Discovery Kids, Are Penguins Clumsy?

http://discoverykids.com/articles/are-penguins-clumsy/

Website: Penguin Science

http://www.penguinscience.com/index.php

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