Task: For 1 week, keep track of how long you sleep.
~ Find your nightly sleep average (# hours slept in 1 week divided by 7)
~ Figure out how much time you spend sleeping in the winter months.
Facts: In order to survive the winter, some animals hibernate. Thier bodies slow donw to the point where their heartbeat may only beat 2 or 3 times a minute, & the breathing drops as well. Bats, chipmunks, & other ground squirrels are examples of true hibernatiors. These animals cannot be easily woken up. Male lions often sleep 22 hours a day.