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.
- 1. Animals of the Desert Ms. Edwards Class 2009-2010
2. Alan and Bryan Ms. Edwards September/2009 Coyote 3. Diet
- The coyote eats fish,snakes, and lizards.
- The coyote predators are wolves,cougar,bear and man.
- The coyote has brown,gray,black,cream and white fur.
6. Cool Facts
- The coyote is closely related to the wolf.
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8. Trent and Lizzie Ms. Edwards September 2009 Small Kit Fox 9. Diet
- The small kit fox eats birds, lizards, fish, jackrabbits.
- Their predators eagles, man, and coyotes. Their fur changes color with the seasons.
- The small kit fox is 3-5 pounds. It is 30 inches long. It is light brown.
12. Cool Facts
- Weknow what their front and hind paws look like. They have fur covered toes to keep theirtoes cool.
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14. Anna and John Ms. Edwards September/2009 Fennec Fox 15. Diet
- The fennec fox is an omnivore. It eats meats, plants (like fruits and berries) and small animals.
- Their predators are vultures, hyenas, and jackals. A fennec fox hides in burrows to escape predators.
- The body length is 14-16 inches. It has a sandy coat.
18. Cool Facts
- The fennec fox is completely independent of the need to drink. It is the smallest fox and it has the largest ears.
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20. Casey and Landon Ms. Edwards September/2009 Kangargoo rat 21. Diet
- The kangaroo rat eats seed and very little water
- There predators are rattlesnakes.They protects its self by digging burrows.
- 9 to 16 inches long including the tail. Light brown to white fur.
24. Cool Facts
- They have big hind feet which keep them from sinking into the sand.
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26. Roadrunner Catherine and Jazalynn Ms. Edwards September/2009 27. Diet
- It runs fast andhidesin thebrush from coyotes and hawks.
- Itis23 inches long.Ithasbrownfeathers.
30. Cool Facts
- Itbuilds its nest in a cactus.
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32. Damian, Bryson and Takia Ms. Edwards September 2009 Jack Rabbit 33. Diet
- The jack rabbit eats grass, herbs, leaves, bark, and twigs.
- Their predators are Dogs, Foxes, Raccoons, Weasels, Bobcats, lynxes, Hawks, Eagles, and People. They run very fast.
- The jack rabbits fur is black, white,brownit has bigeyesandverybigears
36. Cool Facts
- They only live for a year
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38. Kacen and Noah Ms. Edwards Month/Year GilaMonster 39. Diet
- It is a carnivore. It eats birds, lizards, frogs, and eggs.
- Humans getthem for pets. They hideunder rocks or in burrows to protect itself.
- 18 to 22 inches long. It is orange and black. It has bumpy and soft skin.
42. Cool Facts
- The venom is put in a drug to help diabetes.
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44. Nick and Chris Ms. Edwards September/2009 Short Horned Lizard 45. Diet
- The short horned lizard eats ants.
- The short horned lizards predators are snakes.
- The short horned lizard is 4 inches long. It is tan, reddish, and brown, and it has scales.
48. Cool Facts
- The short horned lizard squirt blood from its eyes.
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50. Savion and Rodrigo Ms. Edwards September/2009 Rattlesnake 51. Diet
- The rattlesnake eats lizards and others small animals.
- Theirpredators are people and they hide from them by hiding in the sand.
- 3 to 5 feet long. Some are 7 feet long. Scales are yellow to brown to black with black diamond shapes on his back.
54. Cool Facts
- The rattlesnake can eat something biggerthan he is.
55. Sources used for this project:
- http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Diamondback%20Rattlesnake.php .com/