Another of the questions posed was why do zebras have tails? For this question we did some digging into our own knowledge of the natural world. We thought about why other animals that we knew more about have tails like horses and cows and remembered that they used their tails for flicking away flies and bugs. So by applying our previous knowledge and making connections to zebras we were able to understand that a zebras tail did the same thing so that was why they needed a tail.
It was great to research answers to our questions through books and the Internet but it was also amazing to be able to explore our own knowledge and apply it to a new learning situation.