❂ [EPUB] ✺ Masters of Disguise By Rebecca L. Johnson ➛ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk In the animal kingdom survival is the name of the game and not everything is as it seems A number of animals rely on particularly clever tricks to fool predators or prey A baby bird mimics a poisonous In the animal kingdom survival is the name of the game and not everything is as it seems A number of animals rely on particularly clever tricks to fool predators or prey A baby bird mimics a poisonous caterpillar A moth escapes bats by making sounds that interfere with the bats' echolocation A tiny rain forest spider builds a big spider puppet out of Masters of PDF/EPUB ² bits of dead leaves insect parts and other items Find out about some of nature's most bizarre and bloodthirsty con artists and meet the scientists who are working to figure out just how they pull off their amazing tricks Journal. Children's nonfiction book about camouflage and mimicry Nine different animals 2 birds 1 fish 1 lizard and the rest are insects are examined as examples each in their own chapter Each chapter also includes a Science Behind the Story section which explains the research performed to uncover these natural marvels of survival Writing is clear and appropriate for the targeted age group Recommend for upper elementary and middle school students Some of the photographs are blurry and not all of them support the text as well as they could Back of the book includes photographs of the scientists mentioned in the chapters a glossary a bibliography and suggested further readingviewing Very good resource for school reports Informative and well organized Bizarre facts about bugs birds lizards and First a story to set the scene Then a page of facts about the creature Mostly bugs who use disguise techniues to hide or prey on others Excellent photographs throughout One of my favorite STEM books of the year The alternative narrative scenes and expository background information means this book will appeal to a broad audience of upper elementary readers It is amazing the things that happen in nature So many cool animals that have adapted to fool prey and predators alike Bright colors and a good balance between descriptive sections and background science Good elementary school science book This narrative nonfiction title presents nine members of the animal world including birds insects reptiles and fish that have perfected the art of camouflage to ensure their continued existence in hostile environments From caterpillars that disguise themselves as ant larvae to be tended by the ant colony to baby birds that disguise themselves as venomous caterpillars their many modes of deceptive behavior and disguise are presented in matter of fact language with accompanying facts and captivating photographs Each creature gets two spreads The first spread describes its uniue physical traits or behaviors while the second spread explains the scientific work done to unravel the secrets behind the creature’s survival devices that include sight hearing and smell This is not the usual tiger and zebra stripes camouflage book in that many of the creatures described are fairly new to scientists and will be new to readers as well An afterword provides a uick lesson on genetics and evolution Back matter includes source notes bibliography resources a glossary and index This title is a must for every school library and in the right hands it can be adapted for use with any grade level Terrific treatment of a fascinating subject that should be a real winner with young science lovers Johnson takes a look at 8 unusual creatures who use disguise in remarkable ways She divides each chapter into two sections the first is how the animals use their adaptive disguise and the second part called the Science Behind the Story in which the science is explained along with information on discovery and research into each animal's uniue behaviorsThe photography is top notch adding to the appeal Plentiful back matter including a glossary notes and bibliography and suggested reading Holy awesomesauce Bugs that build a corpse pyramid of ants on their backs so other ants can't smell it? A spider that builds a giant puppet spider in its web to fool predators? A chick that wriggles like a poisonous caterpillar until it gets the all clear from mom? The natural world is hella cool And this book presents these tricksters perfectly Love that the author includes scientist bios video links Close up photos bring the reader eyeball to eyeball with the most unusual creatures Each animal is presented in an introduction and The Explanation Behind the Science The mention of DNA and adaptation along with explanations of scientific methods make this book perfect for science conversations Oh my gosh not since Zombie Makers have I been so blown away Spiders that create larger than life animated puppet spiders to scare predators away baby birds that mimic the appearance and movements of massively poisonous caterpillars moth larva that look and smell like ant larva and can imitate the sounds of ant ueens in order to be waited on hand and foot What??
- 48 pages
- Masters of Disguise
- Rebecca L. Johnson
- 24 December 2016 Rebecca L. Johnson