Yesterday we video conferenced with the Texas Wildlife Association to learn about creepy, crawly critters. We learned about rats, tarantulas, and snakes.
1. We learned they are actually cute but in pictures they look scary. (Erica)
2. Different animals have whiskers. (Maricela) Rats use their whiskers to feel things and whiskers help them see. (Ryan)
3. They have a weird jaw that goes together and their teeth scratch together which helps them eat. (Connor)
4. Rats are small. They eat grass, crickets, and berries. (Josiah, Connor)
Tarantulas 1. We learned that tarantulas can grow back their legs if they come off.
2. Tarantulas can also throw their hairs at other predators which makes them itchy. (Josiah, Cohen)
3. They don’t see very well. They use their feelers (we don’t remember the science name) to help them see and sense things. They eat bugs. (Josiah)
4. Their skeleton is on the outside of their body. It’s called an exoskeleton. (Ryan, Connor)
5. Tarantulas have over 500 babies in their egg sacks.
6. There is a wasp that kills and eats tarantulas.
1. We learned that snakes are cold-blooded. (Erica, Ginger)
2. They eat animals that are smaller than them. We also learned that the King Snake eats other snakes. (Josiah, Cohen)
3. Snakes eat mice that are frozen – we saw this in Mrs. Lasenby’s class.
4. Snakes don’t have legs. They move by sliding, slithering, crawling, and wiggling. (Ginger, Logan, Ryan)
We still have lots of questions about creepy, crawly critters. We hope someone from the Texas Wildlife Association visits our blog to help us learn more! 🙂
These are our questions:
1. Are snakes nocturnal? (Erica)
2. Do tarantulas eat snakes? (Josiah)
3. Do other snakes eat different snakes? (Brody)
4. How many snakes and tarantulas are there in the whole world? (Ginger)
5. How many different types of mice are in the world? (Maricela)
6. How many different types of snakes are in the world? (Connor)
7. How many mice are there in the world? (Brian)
Thank you Texas Wildflife Association. We loved learning about these cool critters!