Today we learned all about mammals! We discussed the characteristics of mammals–body hair, ability to regulate their own body temperature, give live birth.
Reviewing the insect life cycle from yesterday
Feeling the teeth in a cow skull
What sharp teeth you have! (polar bear skull)
Learning the differences between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores
Carnivore or herbivore?
Comparing the bob cat skull to the cougar
Learning all about molars, canines, and incisors
We then learned about camouflage, so we acted like birds looking for worms (bits of string). We quickly learned it was easier to find the bright colors instead of browns and yellows 🙂
Where are the worms?
We finished the day by discussing habitats and learning what basic needs animals have in order to survive.
Where do these animals live?
Putting animals in their correct habitat
Everyone was given an animal to build a habitat for… this varied from monkeys to iguanas to toucans!
Creating our own habitats
Future biologists building habitats
Lush rainforest for the toucan
African savannah for the lion
Habitats almost complete
Great habitat for an elephant... even a cave!
Lots of fun with skulls and habitats! Tomorrow is all about birds!