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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. Edwards’ Class 2009-2010
    • Alan and Bryan Ms. Edwards September/2009 Coyote
    • Diet
      • The coyote eats fish,snakes, and lizards.
    • Predators
      • The coyote predators are wolves,cougar,bear and man.
    • Description
      • The coyote has brown,gray,black,cream and white fur.
    • Cool Facts
      • The coyote is closely related to the wolf.
    • Sources used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • Trent and Lizzie Ms. Edwards September 2009 Small Kit Fox
    • Diet
      • The small kit fox eats birds, lizards, fish, jackrabbits.
    • Predators
      • Their predators eagles, man, and coyotes. Their fur changes color with the seasons.
    • Description
      • The small kit fox is 3-5 pounds. It is 30 inches long. It is light brown.
    • Cool Facts
      • We know what their front and hind paws look like. They have fur covered toes to keep their toes cool.
    • Sources used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
      • http://www.arkive.org/kit-fox/vulpes-macrotis/image-G17681.html
    • Anna and John Ms. Edwards September/2009 Fennec Fox
    • Diet
      • The fennec fox is an omnivore. It eats meats, plants (like fruits and berries) and small animals.
    • Predators
      • Their predators are vultures, hyenas, and jackals. A fennec fox hides in burrows to escape predators.
    • Description
      • The body length is 14-16 inches. It has a sandy coat.
    • Cool Facts
      • The fennec fox is completely independent of the need to drink. It is the smallest fox and it has the largest ears.
    • Sources used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
      • http://www.phoenixzoo.org/learn/animals/animal_detail.aspx?FACT_SHEET_ID=100013
    • Casey and Landon Ms. Edwards September/2009 Kangargoo rat
    • Diet
      • The kangaroo rat eats seed and very little water
    • Predators
      • There predators are rattlesnakes. They protects it’s self by digging burrows.
    • Description
      • 9 to 16 inches long including the tail. Light brown to white fur.
    • Cool Facts
      • They have big hind feet which keep them from sinking into the sand.
    • Sources used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • Roadrunner Catherine and Jazalynn Ms. Edwards September/2009
    • Diet
      • It eats scorpions.
    • Predators
      • It runs fast and hides in the brush from coyotes and hawks.
    • Description
      • It is 23 inches long. It has brown feathers.
    • Cool Facts
      • It builds its nest in a cactus.
    • Websites used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml
      • http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/grzimek_birds/Cuculidae/Geococcyx_californiana.jpg/view.html
    • Damian, Bryson and Takia Ms. Edwards September 2009 Jack Rabbit
    • Diet
      • The jack rabbit eats grass, herbs, leaves, bark, and twigs.
    • Predators
      • Their predators are Dogs, Foxes, Raccoons, Weasels, Bobcats, lynxes, Hawks, Eagles, and People. They run very fast.
    • Description
      • The jack rabbit’s fur is black, white, brown it has big eyes and very big ears
    • Cool Facts
      • They only live for a year
    • Sources used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
      • http://www.astronomy-images.com/day-images/California/jackrabbit.htm
    • Kacen and Noah Ms. Edwards Month/Year Gila Monster
    • Diet
      • It is a carnivore. It eats birds, lizards, frogs, and eggs.
    • Predators
      • Humans get them for pets. They hide under rocks or in burrows to protect itself.
    • Description
      • 18 to 22 inches long. It is orange and black. It has bumpy and soft skin.
    • Cool Facts
      • The venom is put in a drug to help diabetes.
    • Sources used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
      • http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Gila%20Monster.php
    • Nick and Chris Ms. Edwards September/2009 Short Horned Lizard
    • Diet
      • The short horned lizard eats ants.
    • Predators
      • The short horned lizard’s predators are snakes.
    • Description
      • The short horned lizard is 4 inches long. It is tan, reddish, and brown, and it has scales.
    • Cool Facts
      • The short horned lizard squirt blood from it’s eyes.
    • Sources used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
    • Savion and Rodrigo Ms. Edwards September/2009 Rattlesnake
    • Diet
      • The rattlesnake eats lizards and others small animals.
    • Predators
      • Their predators are people and they hide from them by hiding in the sand.
    • Description
      • 3 to 5 feet long. Some are 7 feet long. Scales are yellow to brown to black with black diamond shapes on his back.
    • Cool Facts
      • The rattlesnake can eat something bigger than he is.
    • Sources used for this project:
      • http://www.enchantedlearning
      • http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Diamondback%20Rattlesnake.php .com/