Desert Animals-Manning


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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-Manning

  1. 1. Animals of the Desert Ms. Manning’s Class 2009-2010
  2. 2. Abigail/Lucas/Marcos Ms. Manning September 2009 Rattlesnake
  3. 3. Diet <ul><li>The rattlesnake eats lizards, gophers, mice, and rabbits. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Predators <ul><li>The rattlesnake predators are hawks, coyotes, roadrunners, eagles, bobcats, and king snakes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Description <ul><li>The rattlesnake continues to grow bigger and its color is yellow, brown, and black. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cool Facts <ul><li>There is even a rattlesnake without a rattle. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sources used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reganne and Vincent Ms. Manning September 2009 Fennec Fox
  9. 9. Diet <ul><li>The Fennec Fox eats plants, small rodents, small animals, meat, birds, eggs, lizards, and insects. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Predators <ul><li>The Fennec Fox is hunted by vultures, hyenas, and jackals. It sees its enemies with its large eyes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Description <ul><li>It is from 14 to 17 inches long. </li></ul><ul><li>It has sand colored fur. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cool Facts <ul><li>It has very large ears. </li></ul><ul><li>It has large black eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>Its ears hear from long ways. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Eli and Lintorion Ms. Manning September 2009 Gila Monster
  15. 15. Diet <ul><li>A Gila monster is a meat eater. It eats frogs, rats, mice, birds, lizards and eggs. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Predators <ul><li>Man uses them as pets. Its color helps it hide in the sand. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Description <ul><li>The Gila Monster is 18 to 24 inches long and is pink and yellow. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cool Facts <ul><li>This lizard can live for months without food. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Sources used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Endea and Sean Mrs. Manning September 2009 Jack Rabbit
  21. 21. Diet <ul><li>A Jack Rabbit eats grasses, herbs and leaves, bark and twigs. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Predators <ul><li>The predators are dogs, foxes and raccoons, weasels and bob cats, lynxes and hawks, eagles and people. They run very fast. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Description <ul><li>The rabbit is brown white and black. They have fur. They have big eyes and they have a short tail and very big ears. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Cool Facts <ul><li>A Jack Rabbit lives for about a year. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sources used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 26. Jerrin and Byaney Ms. Manning September 2009 Kangaroo Rat
  27. 27. Diet <ul><li>They mostly eat seeds. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Predators <ul><li>Their predators are rattle snakes. They use burrows to protect themselves . </li></ul>
  29. 29. Description <ul><li>Their color is light brown. They are up to 9 to 16 inches long. They have a long tail. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Cool Facts <ul><li>They have fur lined pouches. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Sources used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  32. 32. Julian and Shelemiah Ms. Manning September 2009 Coyote
  33. 33. Diet <ul><li>Coyotes eat animals, fish, </li></ul><ul><li>snakes, lizards, </li></ul><ul><li>and meat. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Predators <ul><li>Coyotes are hunted by farmers, wolves, cougars, and bears. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Description <ul><li>Coyotes are 20 to 50 pounds. They are brown and gray with a white, long, bushy tail. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Cool Facts <ul><li>They hunt for badgers. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Kaybren and AJ Ms. Manning September 2009 Short Horned Lizard
  38. 38. Diet <ul><li>The diet is mainly ants. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Description <ul><li>They are tan to reddish brown and they have stubby horns above their eyes. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Predators <ul><li>The predators are hawks, road runners, snakes, lizards, dogs, wolves, and coyotes. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Cool Facts <ul><li>When disturbed by predators, horned lizards occasionally squirt blood from their eyes for distances of up to 2-3 feet. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Sources used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  43. 43. Desert Tortoise Kennedy/Jose Ms. Manning September 2009
  44. 44. Diet <ul><li>The Desert Tortoise eats grasses and cactus pads and fruit. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Description <ul><li>It has a 9-15 inch shell and it has a hard upper shell. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Predators <ul><li>The Desert Tortoise is scared of the coyotes and it hides in the shell. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Cool Facts <ul><li>It digs burrows for shelter and warmth in the winter. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Websites used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  49. 49. Kennedy S./Andrea Ms. Manning September 2009 Small Kit Fox
  50. 50. Diet <ul><li>It eats birds and squirrels. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Predators <ul><li>Eagles, coyotes and man are their enemies. They hide in their hole. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Description <ul><li>It weighs 3-5 pounds. It has tan fur and big ears. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Cool Facts <ul><li>The ears of a small kit fox are shaped like a chihuahua. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Sources used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  55. 55. Marco and Trey Ms. Manning SEPTEMBER 2009 Roadrunner
  56. 56. Diet <ul><li>It eats fruit and small animals. </li></ul>
  57. 57. Predators <ul><li>THE ROAD RUNNER RUNS </li></ul><ul><li>OR CROUCHES OR HIDES. </li></ul><ul><li>ITS PREDATORS ARE HAWKS, SKUNKS AND COYOTES. </li></ul>
  58. 58. Description <ul><li>The Road Runner has a tan belly. It is 23 inches long and has brown and cream feathers. </li></ul>
  59. 59. Cool Facts <ul><li>IT USES ITS LONG TAIL TO BALANCE. </li></ul>
  60. 60. Sources used for this project: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>