- Hide and Go Peep (video)
Key Science Concepts
- Something of one color against a background of a similar color may be hard to see.
- Something of one color against a background of a contrasting color is easy to see.
Before you watch: Tell children that in this video Quack claims, “We just discovered a game that no one has ever thought of before!” See if you think he’s right.
After you watch: Have children tell you what game Quack thought they’d invented. Then ask:
- Why do you think Peep was able to hide in the yellow flowers so that Quack couldn’t find him?
- Why do you think the yellow flowers weren’t such a good hiding place for Chirp? Was there a better hiding place for her? Why was it better?
- The butterfly says, “I’m the best hide-and-go-seeker there is!” and the frog says, “Oh, I don’t know about that!” Can you explain why they think they are so good at hiding?
- Replay the very end of the video (starting at 8:23), where Quack looks for the chameleon. Ask if anyone knows what a chameleon is, and explain that it’s a lizard that can change its color to match the things around it—its environment. Ask, Can you describe what the chameleon did? (It turned gray like a stone, then green like the grass, then gray like a stone again.)
Add any new ideas to the chart you started last week, “Blending Colors/Contrasting Colors.”