Desert Animals-Hill

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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-Hill

  1. 1. Animals of the Desert Ms. Hill’s Class 2009-2010
  2. 2. Aliek and Cesar Ms. Hill September 2009 Short-horned Lizard
  3. 3. Diet <ul><li>He eats ants. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Predators <ul><li>His predators are snakes. He protects himself from snakes by running away or playing dead. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Description <ul><li>He is 4 inches long. He’s tan and reddish brown. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cool Facts <ul><li>He shoots blood out of his eyes when somebody bothers him. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.desertmuseum.org/books/nhsd_horned_lizard.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/enlarge/short-Horned-lizard_image.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.the-lizard-lounge.com/content/gallery/lizard-pictures/short-horned-lizard-01.asp# </li></ul><ul><li>http://repticzone.com/photogallery/viewphoto.php/30325/Horned%20Lizards/Lizards/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.yahoo.com/animals/reptiles/4499--Greater+Short-horned+Lizard </li></ul>
  8. 8. Luke and Will Ms. Hill September 2009 Desert Tortoise
  9. 9. Diet <ul><li>Tortoises eat Grass and herbs and plants. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Predators <ul><li>It’s predators are coyotes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Description <ul><li>It’s shell grows to 9 to 15 inches. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cool Facts <ul><li>If it is cold it has boy babies. If it is warm it has girl babies. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.desertusa.com/june96/du_tort.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Christian and Joel Ms. Hill September 2009 Bandicoot
  15. 15. Diet <ul><li>The bandicoot eats lizards, mice, worms, snails, fruit, seeds, and some plants. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Predators <ul><li>The bandicoot’s predators are foxes and wild cats. They hide in burrow’s. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Description <ul><li>The bandicoot’s range from 11-32 inches. They have powerful clawed hind legs. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cool Facts <ul><li>The bandicoot has a pouch. </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. Dakota and Filipo Hill September ROAD RUNNER
  21. 21. Diet <ul><li>It eats snakes, lizards, and spiders. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Predators <ul><li>Hawks and coyotes are its enemies. It also patches of brush for hiding. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Description <ul><li>It has brown, black and blue feathers. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Cool Facts <ul><li>The female lays 3 to 8 white eggs. The tail is long and narrow it helps the roadrunner with balance. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/pictures/Geococcyx_californianus.html </li></ul>
  26. 26. Joshua and Andy Ms. Hill September 2009 Coyote
  27. 27. Diet <ul><li>Coyotes eat rodents and dead animals. They find grains and fruits, fish, snakes, and lizards. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Predators <ul><li>The predators of coyotes are wolves, cougars, and bears. They have good eye sight to see and they can run fast to protect them. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Description <ul><li>Adult coyotes weigh from 20 to 50 pounds. Their color is gray, cream or black fur. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Cool Facts <ul><li>The parents regurgitate to feed pups. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul>http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/coyote.htm# http://www.phoenixzoo.org/learn/animals/animal_detail.aspx?FACT_SHEET_ID=100010
  32. 32. Meredith and Karla Ms. Hill September 2009 Fennec Fox
  33. 33. Diet <ul><li>The Fennec Fox likes to eat small animals. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Predators <ul><li>The Fennec Fox likes to hide in burrows. The predators are vultures. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Description <ul><li>The Fennec Fox is 14 to 17 inches long. The Fennec Fox has brown fur. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Cool Facts <ul><li>The Fennec fox doesn’t have to drink a lot. The Fennec fox is the smallest fox of all. </li></ul>
  37. 37. 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>
  38. 38. Mackenzie, Emmalee, Alexa Ms. Hill September 2009 Gila Monster
  39. 39. Diet <ul><li>The Gila Monster eats rats and mice. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Predators <ul><li>The Gila Monster’s predators are humans and other animals. They protect themselves with their hard backs. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Description <ul><li>The Gila Monster is a lizard that grows 18 to 22.5 inches long. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Cool Facts <ul><li>The Gila monster doesn’t eat much. They store most of it in their fat tail. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul>http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Gila%20Monster.php http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/reptiles/lizard/Gilamonster.shtml
  44. 44. Makayla and Shamya Ms. Hill September 2009 Kangaroo Rat
  45. 45. Diet <ul><li>Kangaroo rats eat mostly seeds . </li></ul>
  46. 46. Predators Rattlesnakes eat kangaroo rats. They go under the sand to hide to protect themselves.
  47. 47. Description <ul><li>A kangaroo rat is 9 to 16 inches long. The color of their fur is light brown. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Cool Facts <ul><li>Kangaroo rats have pouches on the sides of their faces. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul>
  50. 50. Tamia and Michael Ms. Hill September 2009 Small Kit Fox
  51. 51. Diet <ul><li>The small kit fox eats fish, small birds, lizards, and jackrabbits. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Predators <ul><li>The predators of the small kit fox are eagles, coyotes and man. It barks and growls to scare the predators away. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Description <ul><li>It has large ears and light colored fur. The tail is tipped with black. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Cool Facts <ul><li>The baby is on its own at four months old. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Sources used for this project: <ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ </li></ul>http://www.arkive.org/kit-fox/vulpes-macrotis/image-G17858.html

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