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

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  1. 1. Animals of the Desert Ms. Dobbins’ Class 2009-2010
  2. 2. Caitlyn and Garrett Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Little Kit Fox
  3. 3. Diet <ul><li>It eats rodents, squirrels, rabbits, insects, birds, lizards, plant matter. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Predators <ul><li>Its predators are vultures, hyenas, and jackals and goes to hide in its burrows. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Description <ul><li>It is a small slender animal with ears that are large and triangular. Its color is tan and tail is tipped with black. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cool Facts <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.arkive.org/kit-fox/vulpes-macrotis/image-G16569.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cole and Charissa Dobbins 2009 Roadrunner
  9. 9. Diet <ul><li>They eat spiders and fruit. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Predators <ul><li>The enemies are hawks and snakes. They run fast. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Description <ul><li>It is brown and covered with feathers. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cool Facts <ul><li>When the snake tries to bite the roadrunner, the roadrunner snaps its neck. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/paul_kosnik/gc.jpg/view.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gracie and Caleb Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Bandicoot
  15. 15. Diet <ul><li>The bandicoot eats termites, </li></ul><ul><li>lizards, worms, mice, snails, and fruit. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Predators <ul><li>The bandicoot’s predators are foxes,and wild cats. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Description <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cool Facts <ul><li>The bandicoot needs very little water. The bandicoot digs underground dens 5 feet long. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://users.picknowl.com.au/~dld/Bandicoot%20Pictures.html </li></ul>
  20. 20. Hunter and Zachary Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Jackrabbit
  21. 21. Diet <ul><li>The jackrabbit eats grasses, herbs, leaves, bark, and twigs. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Predators <ul><li>His predators are dogs, foxes, raccoons, weasels, bobcats, and lynxes. He hears and runs fast. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Description <ul><li>The jack rabbit is 2 feet tall. His large ears help him hear good and helps him hunt for food. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Cool Facts <ul><li>Most hares live about a year. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.astronomy-images.com/day-images/California/jackrabbit.htm </li></ul>
  26. 26. Integrity and Noah Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Short Horned Lizard
  27. 27. Diet <ul><li>Mainly they eat ants. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Predators <ul><li>Its predators are snakes. It plays dead and acts like a rock. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Description <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Cool Facts <ul><li>Short horned lizards squirt blood from the eyes for 2-3 feet when bothered by enemies. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/collections/herpetology/phrynosoma.htm </li></ul>
  32. 32. Madison Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Rattle Snake
  33. 33. Diet <ul><li>They’re meat eaters. They eat rodents, lizards, and other small animals. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Predators <ul><li>It shades in with rocks. Eagles, hawks, roadrunners, kingsnakes, coyote, bobcats,and fox are its predators. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Description <ul><li>This snake ranges in size from 3 to 5 feet long with few reaching 7 feet long. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Cool Facts <ul><li>The rattlesnake can move his tail back and forth 60 times in a second. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Diamondback%20Rattlesnake.php </li></ul>
  38. 38. Logan and Andrew Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Gila Monster
  39. 39. Diet <ul><li>It eats small mammals, lizards, frogs, insects, and dead animals and bird eggs. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Predators <ul><li>Humans are its main predator. But it has more predators hawks and birds are its prey . It hides in the sand. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Description <ul><li>The Gila monster has a colorful beadlike skin. It helps the animal camouflage. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Cool Facts <ul><li>They store fat in its tail. So it can live for months. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Gila%20Monster.php </li></ul>
  44. 44. Monteleto Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Coyote
  45. 45. Diet <ul><li>It eats fruit and small mice. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Predators <ul><li>Wolves, cougars, and bears are predators. It run fast. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Description <ul><li>It has long legs and dark eyes. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Cool Facts <ul><li>They hunt with badgers sometimes. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/coyote.htm </li></ul>
  50. 50. Jenna and Oscar September 2009 Mrs. Dobbins Fennec Fox
  51. 51. Diet <ul><li>It eats birds, eggs, lizards, and, insects. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Predators <ul><li>Vultures, hyenas, and jackals are predators. May hide in burrow to escape predators. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Description <ul><li>Body length is 14 -16 inches, tail length is 8 inches, weight is 33 pounds. It is covered with fuzzy fur. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Cool Facts <ul><li>It is cool because it has a long reddish brown bushy tail with a black tip. The fennec is the world's smallest fox. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.phoenixzoo.org/learn/animals/animal_detail.aspx?FACT_SHEET_ID=100013 </li></ul>
  56. 56. Madison W. and Tyler Mrs. Dobbins September 2009 Kangaroo Rat
  57. 57. Diet <ul><li>It eats little seeds and a little water almost every day. </li></ul>
  58. 58. Predators <ul><li>The predators are rattlesnakes. Its powerful hind legs are used to dig big holes. </li></ul>
  59. 59. Description <ul><li>They have big ears, very long tails, and light brown fur. </li></ul>
  60. 60. Cool Facts <ul><li>Kangaroo rats can hop very high and have a very long tail. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http//www.enchantedlearning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rshantz.com/Animals/Mammals/Mice/Kangaroo/Kangaroo.htm </li></ul>

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