Introduces the concepts of behavioral and structural adaptations in animals through hands-on investigations and other projects.
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Series introduction author Ronald J. Brogan is the Bureau Chief for the New York City office of D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) America. He also serves as a D.A.R.E. regional director for Oregon, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. In 1997, Brogan retired from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, where he served as a special agent for 26 years. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice from the City University of New York.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-8-Cobb presents six hands-on activities designed to help children observe animals, and to recognize their physical and behavioral adaptations to climate, habitat, and their place on the food chain. Simple experiments are suggested along with several extensions for further investigation. An attractive format, large-print type, and full-color photographs make the projects accessible to students. For most observations, experimenters are asked to construct simple equipment from readily available materials. One rather expensive activity involves setting up and equipping an aquarium. Scientific observation is emphasized and directions are given, including safety precautions about tools, heat, and even stinging bugs. In the first experiment, which explores insulation, the author directs readers to make a graph showing 10-minute time intervals as the x-axis and temperatures as the y-axis, but it is not illustrated. In another activity, youngsters are told to make a roof for a feeding tray, but it is not pictured. However, these omissions are not crucial to the science involved. This book fills a gap between Janice VanCleave's Play and Find Out about Nature (Wiley, 1997) and Charles E. Roth's The Amateur Naturalist (Watts, 1993; o.p.).
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