Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks?: And Other Questions About by Buffy Silverman

By Buffy Silverman

Bats are blind. An previous puppy cannot examine new tips. The early poultry catches the computer virus. you might have heard a few of these universal sayings or ideals prior to. yet are they truly precise? Can they be confirmed utilizing technological know-how? Let's examine seventeen statements approximately animals and discover which of them are correct, which of them are improper, and which of them nonetheless stump scientists! discover no matter if a cat consistently lands on its ft after a fall! detect even if camels shop water of their humps! See should you can inform the variation among truth and fiction with Is truth?

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Htm (January 20, 2008). ” Encyclopedia Smithsonian. d. htm (January 19, 2008). html Decide whether eight common beliefs about animals are true or false in this quiz from MythBusters—the popular Discovery Channel television show. com/ Stories/AnimalsNature/Animal-myths -busted Read about different animal myths and find out why they’re false. Berger, Melvin. Can Snakes Crawl Backward? Questions and Answers about Reptiles. New York: Scholastic, 2001. Learn amazing facts about snakes, lizards, alligators, and crocodiles.

Hibernate: to go into a sleeplike state during the winter Kevlar: a material used to make bulletproof vests migrate: to move from one region to another nestling: a baby bird that is not ready to be out of the nest nocturnal: active at night olfactory lobe: the part of the brain that detects odors parasite: a living thing that lives on another living thing, called a host. A parasite does not contribute to its host’s survival. pheromone: a chemical substance that is released by an animal and that causes a response in another animal of the same species population: all the people or animals of a particular type that are living in a specified area predator: an animal that hunts and eats other animals prehensile: adapted for wrapping around an object.

Berger, Melvin. Can Snakes Crawl Backward? Questions and Answers about Reptiles. New York: Scholastic, 2001. Learn amazing facts about snakes, lizards, alligators, and crocodiles. Bruchac, Joseph. Native American Stories. Myths and Legends series. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1991. Read twentyfour stories about animals, which show their importance to Native Americans. Crisp, Marty. Everything Dog: What Kids Really Want to Know about Dogs. Chanhassen, MN: NorthWord Press, 2003. Find the answers to thirty questions about dogs.

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