Primary Students Learn About Tardigrades

Last week Primary received a visit from the Upper Unit science teacher, Susie! She came to talk to them about tardigrades, also known as water bears. These microscopic creatures are one of the most resilient forms of life on Earth. Because they are capable of surviving extreme heat, cold, and pressure, tardigrades have been sent into outer space to see how they handled those harsh conditions.

Susie brought her microscope to allow the students to see live tardigrades, happily going about their day. The children were so excited to see these amazing creatures for themselves.

If your child would like to know more about tardigrades, look for Episode 207, “Tough Enough,” of the PBS series The Cat in the Hat.

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