Why Do Animals Migrate?

Why Do Animals Migrate?

by Bobbie Kalman
     
 

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Children's Literature - Sue Poduska
Part of the "Big Science Ideas" series, this is a very good introduction for young readers to the scientific concepts of migration. By no means comprehensive, it gives children enough information to spark curiosity and further exploration. The author first discusses climate and seasons. Geese, cranes, and hummingbirds migrate to avoid winter. Arctic terns fly pole to pole. Even butterflies fly thousands of miles to their winter quarters to hibernate. Caribou and wolves migrate from tundra to forests. Wildebeest and elephants migrate in search of lush grasslands and water. Amphibians and reptiles migrate as they mature from egg to adult. Whales swim thousands of miles in search of krill to eat and for places to have their babies. Last, the author discusses instinct and animal use of environmental information. The photographs and illustrations chosen work well with the ideas mentioned. The glossary and index are especially helpful for learning. The publisher's website has numerous teacher guides available. Reviewer: Sue Poduska

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778733034
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Series:
Big Science Ideas Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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