That's Wild! supports life science standards with high-interest content written at a Grade 2 reading level. A unique, question-and-answer format makes reading easy and fun as your students become experts on these fascinating animals.
That's Wild! features:
Awesome Octopuses Did you know that an octopus does not have any bones in its body? Or that it is very shy? Learn about these fascinating sea animals in their own ocean habitat.
Bustling Beetles Did you know that there are more than 300,000 different beetles on Earth? Or that there are no beetles at the North or South Poles? Uncover the many nuances of these varied and unusual insects.
Creepy Centipedes Did you know that some centipedes can have more than 100 legs? Or that some large centipedes like to eat frogs, mice, and even snakes? Visit with these multi-legged predators in their homes around the globe.
Jiggly Jellyfish Did you know that jellyfish are older than the dinosaurs? Or that they can sting—or even kill—their enemies? Experience the underwater world of these ancient, carnivorous invertebrates.
Mighty Elephants Did you know that elephants are the biggest animals that live on the land? Or that they use their trunks to talk to each other? Venture into the domain of these powerful, nomadic herbivores.
Mysterious Black Widows Did you know that black widow spiders have fangs? Or that the female sometimes eats her mate? Delve deep into the lives of these bewitching and beguiling creatures.
Pouncing Jaguars Did you know that jaguars are very good swimmers? Or that they can kill an animal with just a slap of their paw? Experience the beauty and the nocturnal way of life of these endangered beasts.
Test your students' jaguar knowledge with a reproducible crossword puzzle based on Pouncing Jaguars. To view this file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe.
Prowling Wolves Did you know that wolves can jog for 50 miles without resting? Or that gray wolves are not always gray? Take a close-up look at this exceptional but imperiled species.
Shocking Sharks Did you know that some sharks have spots? Or that sharks can smell an animal in the water from a long distance away? Get to know the distinctive habits and habitats of these unique fish.
Thrilling Tarantulas Did you know that tarantulas can't see very well? Or that many people have tarantulas as pets? Uncover the peculiar characteristics of these unusual and hairy spiders.
Towering Giraffes Did you know that giraffes have more than one part to their stomach? Or that some giraffes have spots on them that look like leaves? Enhance your understanding of these extraordinary animals of the African savannas.
Wobbly Walruses Did you know that walruses use other walruses as pillows when they sleep? Or that some male walruses can weigh more than 3,500 pounds? Explore the watery world of these large and notable pinnipeds.
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