Object of the Week – 27/12/12

We hope you are all enjoying the holidays!

Another week, another object. What is going on here?

Object of the week


Did you know what the Christmas object of the week was?

Starfish - Star of Wonder

Star of wonder, star of night…   well done if you knew this was a starfish.

Starfish are in the phylum Echinodermata (=spiny skin) along with sea urchins and sea cucumbers. Most starfish have five arms but some have ten or more.

If you turn a starfish over you can see the tiny tube feet they use to move around. The colour of this huge starfish has faded but was most likely a bright orange or red.