Saturday, October 26, 2013

Animals and Plants

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Animals and Plants
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Animals Live in Different Habitats
Animals live in different places. Their body parts help them. Polar bears can live in very cold places. They have fur. Fur helps keep them warm.

bear and fish


These animals help each other. Shrimp do not see very well. They can feel with their antennae. The shrimp feel the tails of the fish. The fish lead the shrimp.

Animals Get Food
Animals use their body parts to get food. Some birds use beaks to eat. Some bird beaks can tear meat. Some bird beaks can open seeds and nuts. Animal teeth can break nuts too. Bears catch fish to eat. They use their claws and teeth. Zebras eat grass. Their fl at teeth help them bite and chew.

hawk and zebra


Animals Stay Safe
Animals have different ways to stay safe. The colors and shapes of animals can protect
them. Camouflage is a color or shape. It makes animals hard to see.

toad camuflage


This insect is hard to see. It looks like a plant stem with a leaf. Camouflage helps it hide from other animals. Camouflage also helps it get food.

manthis camuflage


Hiding in the Water

This big snake hides under water. Its nose and eyes are on top of the water. It waits for animals that come near the water. Then it pulls them in. The animals are its food.

snake hiding


Animals Warn of Danger
A rabbit can tell other rabbits that there is danger. It hits its back foot on the ground. A prairie dog can tell other prairie dogs that there is danger too. It makes a loud bark.   

praire dogs


Plant Parts
Plants are living things too. They have parts that help them live.

flower part


Plants in Different Habitats

Plants live in different places. Plants need light from the Sun to grow. This plant lives in a dark rain forest. The big leaves can take in lots of light for the plant.

plants


Plants need water to grow. This plant lives in a desert. The desert does not have much water. The little leaves help keep water inside the plant.

plants need water



Plants Stay Safe
Plants have many ways to stay safe. Some plants have spines or thorns. Spines and thorns can hurt animals. Animals do not want to eat these plants. Other plants have a bad taste or smell. That keeps animals away too.

cactus



Some plants use camouflage like animals do. Some plants look like the ground. They are hard to find. They stay safe. Now you know a lot about parts of animals and plants. What are some parts that keep them safe? What are some parts that help them get food?
 

Glossary
antennae : feelers an animal uses to feel, smell, and taste
camouflage : a color or shape that makes a plant or an animal hard to see
flower : the part of the plant that makes seeds
leaf : the part of the plant that makes food
root : the part of the plant that takes in water
stem : the part of the plant that moves water around the plant




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1 comments:

  1. This world is nothing if there is no animal and plants here. Loved the post, thank you for sharing it with us.

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