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Second grade students read “A Walk in the Desert” by Caroline Arnold. This is a selection from the expository nonfiction genre. They used the Super 3 Research Model to locate, gather and use ...

Second grade students read “A Walk in the Desert” by Caroline Arnold. This is a selection from the expository nonfiction genre. They used the Super 3 Research Model to locate, gather and use information about different animals of the desert to create a slide show.

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  • Animals of the Desert Ms. Dobbins’ Class 2009-2010
  • Caitlyn and Garrett Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Little Kit Fox
  • Diet
    • It eats rodents, squirrels, rabbits, insects, birds, lizards, plant matter.
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  • Predators
    • Its predators are vultures, hyenas, and jackals and goes to hide in its burrows.
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  • Description
    • It is a small slender animal with ears that are large and triangular. Its color is tan and tail is tipped with black.
  • Cool Facts
    • Its sight and hearing are keen. They have an excellent sense of smell. The kit fox never gets water, it only gets it from its food.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • http://www.arkive.org/kit-fox/vulpes-macrotis/image-G16569.html
  • Cole and Charissa Dobbins 2009 Roadrunner
  • Diet
    • They eat spiders and fruit.
  • Predators
    • The enemies are hawks and snakes. They run fast.
  • Description
    • It is brown and covered with feathers.
  • Cool Facts
    • When the snake tries to bite the roadrunner, the roadrunner snaps its neck.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/paul_kosnik/gc.jpg/view.html
  • Gracie and Caleb Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Bandicoot
  • Diet
    • The bandicoot eats termites,
    • lizards, worms, mice, snails, and fruit.
  • Predators
    • The bandicoot’s predators are foxes,and wild cats.
  • Description
    • The bandicoot is 11 to 32 inches long. The bandicoot has gray fur and a lighter belly and pouch. They have powerful clawed hind legs.
  • Cool Facts
    • The bandicoot needs very little water. The bandicoot digs underground dens 5 feet long.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com /
    • http://users.picknowl.com.au/~dld/Bandicoot%20Pictures.html
  • Hunter and Zachary Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Jackrabbit
  • Diet
    • The jackrabbit eats grasses, herbs, leaves, bark, and twigs.
  • Predators
    • His predators are dogs, foxes, raccoons, weasels, bobcats, and lynxes. He hears and runs fast.
  • Description
    • The jack rabbit is 2 feet tall. His large ears help him hear good and helps him hunt for food.
  • Cool Facts
    • Most hares live about a year.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • http://www.astronomy-images.com/day-images/California/jackrabbit.htm
  • Integrity and Noah Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Short Horned Lizard
  • Diet
    • Mainly they eat ants.
  • Predators
    • Its predators are snakes. It plays dead and acts like a rock.
  • Description
    • Short horned lizards have spiny scales. Short horned lizards are flat round lizards with short stubby horns above the eyes and around the back of the head.
  • Cool Facts
    • Short horned lizards squirt blood from the eyes for 2-3 feet when bothered by enemies.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • https://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/collections/herpetology/phrynosoma.htm
  • Madison Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Rattle Snake
  • Diet
    • They’re meat eaters. They eat rodents, lizards, and other small animals.
  • Predators
    • It shades in with rocks. Eagles, hawks, roadrunners, kingsnakes, coyote, bobcats,and fox are its predators.
  • Description
    • This snake ranges in size from 3 to 5 feet long with few reaching 7 feet long.
  • Cool Facts
    • The rattlesnake can move his tail back and forth 60 times in a second.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Diamondback%20Rattlesnake.php
  • Logan and Andrew Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Gila Monster
  • Diet
    • It eats small mammals, lizards, frogs, insects, and dead animals and bird eggs.
  • Predators
    • Humans are its main predator. But it has more predators hawks and birds are its prey . It hides in the sand.
  • Description
    • The Gila monster has a colorful beadlike skin. It helps the animal camouflage.
  • Cool Facts
    • They store fat in its tail. So it can live for months.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Gila%20Monster.php
  • Monteleto Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Coyote
  • Diet
    • It eats fruit and small mice.
  • Predators
    • Wolves, cougars, and bears are predators. It run fast.
  • Description
    • It has long legs and dark eyes.
  • Cool Facts
    • They hunt with badgers sometimes.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/coyote.htm
  • Jenna and Oscar September 2009 Mrs. Dobbins Fennec Fox
  • Diet
    • It eats birds, eggs, lizards, and, insects.
  • Predators
    • Vultures, hyenas, and jackals are predators. May hide in burrow to escape predators.
  • Description
    • Body length is 14 -16 inches, tail length is 8 inches, weight is 33 pounds. It is covered with fuzzy fur.
  • Cool Facts
    • It is cool because it has a long reddish brown bushy tail with a black tip. The fennec is the world's smallest fox.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • http://www.phoenixzoo.org/learn/animals/animal_detail.aspx?FACT_SHEET_ID=100013
  • Madison W. and Tyler Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Kangaroo Rat
  • Diet
    • It eats little seeds and a little water almost every day.
  • Predators
    • The predators are rattlesnakes. Its powerful hind legs are used to dig big holes.
  • Description
    • They have big ears, very long tails, and light brown fur.
  • Cool Facts
    • Kangaroo rats can hop very high and have a very long tail.
  • Sources used for this project:
    • http//www.enchantedlearning.com
    • http://www.rshantz.com/Animals/Mammals/Mice/Kangaroo/Kangaroo.htm