Amazing Mammals: Part Iby National Wildlife Federation
Mammals are found almost everywhereon land,at sea,in treetops,and undergroundand share many characteristics,such as milk glands,backbones,and hair. This introduction to warm-blooded creatures discusses what makes a mammal a mammal,the history of mammals,and how people,the most dominant mammals,influence the lives of other mammals.
Ranger Rick's NatureScope is a creative,activities-centered education series dedicated to inspiring in children an understanding and appreciation of the natural world,while developing the skills they will need to make responsible decisions about the environment. Teachers,parents,scout leaders,camp counselors,and anyone else committed to sharing nature with kids will want to collect all the volumes of these award-winning nature guides,filled with kid-pleasing indoor and outdoor activities. Each book includes: reproducible "Copycat Pagers," with games,puzles,pictures to color,and more; ready-to-use activities,including arts and crafts,creative writing,science experiments,songs,games,and curriculum tie-ins. . . with complete materials lists and step-by-step instructions; essays and case studies from leading scientists for group discussion; expanded glossaries and bibliographies. If I could talk with the animals. . . So went the wishful refrain sung by fictional vet Dr. Doolittle. This book can't teach kids to converse with mammalsbut it does highlight how much we do have in common wqith other mammals. Through dynamic classroom and outdoor activities,kids will learn in leaps and bounds abou how mammals move,eat,and interact,how they surviveand why they sometimes become extinct. Featuring mammals as diverse aswarhogs and wolves,the book draws young learners in with appealing chapters and activities,such as Family Life,with its Super Babies! and Milk Is Amazing! activities; and Staying Alive and Fitting Inwhich sends kids on an exciting Mammal Safari activity.
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