Word of the Week

Estivation- a state of animal dormancy in the summer.


Estivation is a fancy, science-y way of saying hibernation, but in the summer.



Examples of animals that undergo estivation: North American desert tortoise, the spotted turtle, the California tiger salamander, and the water-holding frog.


Until next time...



Stay Curious ;)


Love,

Sarah


Sources:

http://sciencenetlinks.com/daily-content/6/27/#:~:text=Animals%20who%20estivate%20include%20the,and%20some%20insects%2C%20including%20bees%2C

https://ahdictionary.com/word/hundredscience.html


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