This is mandatory viewing for all of our whale users, but...we guess you humans can have a look as whale.
|3rd Grade||Language Arts|
|Elementary and Middle School||3rd Grade|
A whale’s blowhole is like a nostril—except instead of being inside a nose, it’s on
top of their head. [Mans nose slides to the top of his head]
Makes it awfully tough to reach with a Kleenex.
Some whales, like the humpback whale, have two blowholes…which allow the whale to breathe
a bit more easily. [Thumbs up]
A blowhole closes when a whale dives into the water and opens when it comes back to [The whale going under the water and the blowhole closes]
A good thing, too, because otherwise it might inhale a bunch of salt-water, and would probably
launch into a prolonged coughing fit… [Whale coughing]
Flukes are the horizontal part of a whale’s tail.
They have no bones in them and move up and down using powerful muscles connected to a
We once bumped into a whale tail we knew in a small club in Paris. [Whale tail behind a drum kit]
We thought maybe it followed us there…but, turns out it was just a fluke…
All right, let’s flipper right past that one…
Whales actually used to have limbs, like humans do… but over time, these limbs evolved into
Flippers help a whale steer their body in the right direction.
Like…toward a Carl’s Jr. when it’s feeling snacky. [Whale going to an underwater Carl's Jr.]
Did you know that whales have no ears? [Coop pointing at a blackboard]
They also have no sweat glands.
Which comes in real handy anytime they’re at a Broadway musical audition. [Whale wearing a wig]
All whales have a thick layer of fat under their skin, called blubber.
The blubber can store energy, as well as keep a whale warm in cold waters.
Whales used to be hunted for their blubber—it was used to make oil for lamps. [Picture of whale hunting]
But in today’s lamps…it really just makes a mess.
So most whales are big fans of modern technology… [Whale giving the thumbs up to a modern lamp]