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Column addition 4: Lesson 3: penguins

4 - Further Challenges

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Further Challenges

  • The emperor penguin is the tallest of all penguin species, growing up to 120 centimetres in height. With a partner, find out how tall you are. How does your height compare to an emperor penguin?
  • Little blue penguins are the smallest type of penguin. On average, they are around 33 centimetres tall. Create a fact file that compares number facts about emperor penguins and little blue penguins. This could include facts about their weight, how deep they can dive and how long they can stay underwater.
  • Visit the National Geographic website to view an impressive photograph that shows part of a colony of chinstrap penguins. Using your knowledge of number, estimate how many penguins there are in the photograph.


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Related Clip

Emperor penguins huddle together for warmth.

Credit: BBC Two – Wonders of nature

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