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Did you kow that there's a bat the size of a bumble bee Or that the rare,squirrel-like aye-aye is not a rodent,but a primate like us? Mammal investigations and activities continue in this fact-filled book,covering the major mammalian orders,from armadillos to whales,all over the world.
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 responsbile 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 pages," with games,puzzles to color,and more; reay-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. Hopping,swinging,grimacing,buidling,flying.
Mammals are a fascinating bunch of creaturesand they move and behave in fascinating ways. Whether examining how these clever animals get from palce to place or how they build their habitats,this highly illustrated book gets kids hooked on their fellow mammals. They'll get the inside scoop on the unique behaviors of cats,prairie dogs,aardvarks,bats,shrews,horses,tenrecs,dolphins,dugongs,platypuses,kangaroos,and more. Activities like puzzles and crafts reinforcethe learningand make it fun. And by the end of the book,cildren will be able to answer questions like: "how important are thumbs?" or "Why do beavers build dams?"
Table of ContentsThe Primates.
Mammals with Hooves.
Rodents and Other Gnawers.
The Insect Eaters.
Mammals of the Sea.
Odds 'n' Ends.
Appendix: Move It.
Home Sweet Home.
Prairie Dogs Town.
On the Tip of Its Tongue.