Desert Animals-Edwards

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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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Desert Animals-Edwards

  1. 1. Animals of the Desert Ms. Edwards’ Class 2009-2010
  2. 2. Alan and Bryan Ms. Edwards September/2009 Coyote
  3. 3. Diet <ul><li>The coyote eats fish,snakes, and lizards. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Predators <ul><li>The coyote predators are wolves,cougar,bear and man. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Description <ul><li>The coyote has brown,gray,black,cream and white fur. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cool Facts <ul><li>The coyote is closely related to the wolf. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Trent and Lizzie Ms. Edwards September 2009 Small Kit Fox
  9. 9. Diet <ul><li>The small kit fox eats birds, lizards, fish, jackrabbits. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Predators <ul><li>Their predators eagles, man, and coyotes. Their fur changes color with the seasons. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Description <ul><li>The small kit fox is 3-5 pounds. It is 30 inches long. It is light brown. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cool Facts <ul><li>We know what their front and hind paws look like. They have fur covered toes to keep their toes cool. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.arkive.org/kit-fox/vulpes-macrotis/image-G17681.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Anna and John Ms. Edwards September/2009 Fennec Fox
  15. 15. Diet <ul><li>The fennec fox is an omnivore. It eats meats, plants (like fruits and berries) and small animals. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Predators <ul><li>Their predators are vultures, hyenas, and jackals. A fennec fox hides in burrows to escape predators. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Description <ul><li>The body length is 14-16 inches. It has a sandy coat. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cool Facts <ul><li>The fennec fox is completely independent of the need to drink. It is the smallest fox and it has the largest ears. </li></ul>
  19. 19. 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>
  20. 20. Casey and Landon Ms. Edwards September/2009 Kangargoo rat
  21. 21. Diet <ul><li>The kangaroo rat eats seed and very little water </li></ul>
  22. 22. Predators <ul><li>There predators are rattlesnakes. They protects it’s self by digging burrows. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Description <ul><li>9 to 16 inches long including the tail. Light brown to white fur. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Cool Facts <ul><li>They have big hind feet which keep them from sinking into the sand. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul>
  26. 26. Roadrunner Catherine and Jazalynn Ms. Edwards September/2009
  27. 27. Diet <ul><li>It eats scorpions. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Predators <ul><li>It runs fast and hides in the brush from coyotes and hawks. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Description <ul><li>It is 23 inches long. It has brown feathers. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Cool Facts <ul><li>It builds its nest in a cactus. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Websites used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/grzimek_birds/Cuculidae/Geococcyx_californiana.jpg/view.html </li></ul>
  32. 32. Damian, Bryson and Takia Ms. Edwards September 2009 Jack Rabbit
  33. 33. Diet <ul><li>The jack rabbit eats grass, herbs, leaves, bark, and twigs. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Predators <ul><li>Their predators are Dogs, Foxes, Raccoons, Weasels, Bobcats, lynxes, Hawks, Eagles, and People. They run very fast. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Description <ul><li>The jack rabbit’s fur is black, white, brown it has big eyes and very big ears </li></ul>
  36. 36. Cool Facts <ul><li>They only live for a year </li></ul>
  37. 37. 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>
  38. 38. Kacen and Noah Ms. Edwards Month/Year Gila Monster
  39. 39. Diet <ul><li>It is a carnivore. It eats birds, lizards, frogs, and eggs. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Predators <ul><li>Humans get them for pets. They hide under rocks or in burrows to protect itself. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Description <ul><li>18 to 22 inches long. It is orange and black. It has bumpy and soft skin. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Cool Facts <ul><li>The venom is put in a drug to help diabetes. </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. Nick and Chris Ms. Edwards September/2009 Short Horned Lizard
  45. 45. Diet <ul><li>The short horned lizard eats ants. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Predators <ul><li>The short horned lizard’s predators are snakes. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Description <ul><li>The short horned lizard is 4 inches long. It is tan, reddish, and brown, and it has scales. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Cool Facts <ul><li>The short horned lizard squirt blood from it’s eyes. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul>
  50. 50. Savion and Rodrigo Ms. Edwards September/2009 Rattlesnake
  51. 51. Diet <ul><li>The rattlesnake eats lizards and others small animals. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Predators <ul><li>Their predators are people and they hide from them by hiding in the sand. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Description <ul><li>3 to 5 feet long. Some are 7 feet long. Scales are yellow to brown to black with black diamond shapes on his back. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Cool Facts <ul><li>The rattlesnake can eat something bigger than he is. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Diamondback%20Rattlesnake.php .com/ </li></ul>

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