Today we studied how elephants use water. You will often find elephants around the waterhole. We made a simulated waterhole in a dishpan. Squirting Water to Cool Off and Take Baths The boys used pipettes to squirt water, simulating how elephants use their trunks to suck up and squirt water. Digging For Water
Elephants also use their tusks to dig for water during times of drought. Mud Baths
Mud serves as a sunscreen/insect repellant to protect the elephant's skin.