How and what do animals learn?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176288

Sign in to Read

Description

This fascinating book explains that some animals must learn the basics of staying alive from their mothers, while others know how to survive without being taught. Students will discover how some bird and mammal mothers teach their babies how to find food and keep safe from predators. Readers will also learn about other animal skills such as finding their way over great distances. People need help from navigation instruments, radar, or maps. Animals use cues such as the sun, stars, or Earth’s magnetic field when they are swimming or flying. This book asks students to look at the skills of animals and compare them to their knowledge and ways of learning.

Reading Level
Lexile
NC580L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
M
ATOS
3.8
DRA
34
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
More Like This

How and what do animals eat?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175861

Different animals use their body parts in different ways to seek, find, and take in food. Accessible text and detailed photographs help readers understand how animals eat.

How and why do animals build homes?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175878

From homes in the trees, on and under the ground, and even in the wateranimals are masters at building structures. This interesting book shows how animals build different kinds of shelters to protect them from weather and predators, and provide a safe place to have babies.

How and why do animals change?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175885

This fascinating book compares and contrasts the different characteristics of animals as they change and grow from babies to adults. Children will also learn that animals such as kittens, born in the same litter, all look like cats, but each one can have a different color or pattern on its fur.

How and why do animals move?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175892

From crawling and climbing to swimming and slithering, animals move in many ways. This action-packed book looks at motion in the animal world and the different body parts animals use to get from place to place.

How and why do animals communicate?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176301

This entertaining book shows how animals communicate to share information, attract mates, or scare away enemies. They sing, growl, howl, spray smelly scents, and make their body parts bigger. Students will have fun learning about these communication skills and be asked to compare their communication methods with those of animals.

How and why do animals adapt?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176295

Animals adapt, or change, to stay alive. Adaptation can happen in an animal’s body or in the way it behaves. Some adaptations have taken place over many years, and others are caused by changing habitats due to the actions of people. This informative book shows animal adaptations due to changing climates, habitat changes, and opportunistic behaviors that help animals survive, such as the creation of new species. The coywolf, for example, is a new species. It is part coyote and part wolf, and has a much greater chance of survival than either of the animals that created it.