Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects
Projects include observing and recording your own eating habits, make a windsock from recycled materials, create a spider web craft, cook up a cabbage broth and test it. You will learn new vocabulary words too, such as: incisor, musk, scavenger, parasite, ecologist, diurnal, herbivore, lure, toxin, and more! ~Sara
Hunting, hiding, trapping, and tricking are just a few of the strategies used by animals in the wild to ensure they eat enough without being eaten themselves! In Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 through 10 explore the physical and behavioral adaptations of predators and prey and their impact on the environment.
Predators, such as hawks and foxes, have keen eyesight and sharp beaks and teeth to help them catch their prey. Prey, such as mice and rabbits, have large ears to hear danger and can move quickly to escape their enemies. Animal populations are closely integrated with each other and the surrounding environment. A change to one population causes changes to all others. Readers discover how repercussions can affect nature, including humans, and are encouraged to consider their own actions with an eye toward the effect on the environment.
In Explore Predators and Prey, kids actively learn about body tools and behavior strategies as they test their own abilities to hunt and hide in a series of science-minded activities. Fun facts and colorful cartoons make learning entertaining and links to online primary sources and videos make the content accessible to all learners.
Science is all around us, so explore! Each book includes 25 projects in an easy-to-follow format and provides simple, hands-on opportunities in a variety of science areas. Make a mold of an animal track or build a terrarium to see the water cycle in action in Rivers and Ponds. Create shadow puppets or plant a garden that blooms at night in Night Science! Make your own stalactite or grow your own crystals in Rocks and Minerals. For each chapter in the book, textual information is included with vocabulary words listed in bold with definitions. Projects are listed along with a supply list and numbered instructions. A glossary, resource page and index are found at the back of the book. Great resources to enhance your science curriculum and have some science fun with the ideas in these books. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Donna