Going Coo Coo
A scientist messin' around with
chicken feathers? And actually making
toy boats with them? You bet--and his work is making an important
contribution to agricultural science!
in on the Coo Coo story (under the animal
section of Sci4Kids) to see how. Read
carefully to score big on the following questions. Some have
more than one answer.
|| How many feathers are produced
by the poultry industry each year?
||(A) 2 billion tons
(B) enough to fill the Titanic
(C) enough to fill more than a billion pillowcases
(D) enough to fill a football field, 2 feet deep
(E) only the chickens know for sure
||What do most farmers
do with feathers?
||(A) throw them away
(B) make canoes
(C) stuff pillows with them
(D) grind them up and include in animal feed
(E) insulate their barns
||The keratin fiber
in feathers ...
||(A) is stronger than
(B) breaks down in landfills much faster than plastic
(C) causes allergic reactions in chicks
(D) also makes up your fingernails and toenails
(E) is a natural protein
Name three products made in Dr. Schmidt's
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