How Much Do These Animals Sleep? Activity Book

In the Saxena lab, we study the relationship between sleep and people’s health and behavior. Did you know that being not sleeping long enough can make you sick? Sleep keeps you healthy by letting your body rest and restore itself. Humans need around 8 hours of sleep every night to feel rested. Some animals need much less sleep, while other animals need much more! Can you imagine sleeping only one hour each night? Learn about how long different animals sleep and color them in as you go! Fun fact: larger herbivores (animals that only feed on plants) sleep less than smaller ones!
  • The Mass General Research Institute was formed to support, promote and guide research at Massachusetts General Hospital—home of the largest hospital-based research enterprise in the United States. For this year’s Cambridge Science Festival, our researchers contributed videos, activity books, science experiments and much more. See all of our activities here.
  • Saxena lab
    Richa Saxena is the fearless leader and principle investigator of the Saxena lab. She is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Saxena’s research focuses on the impact of genetic variation in the biological clock on normal human physiology and metabolic disease. Click here for more information about the lab.

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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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