Today • • • • • • • • Those absent Thur. Or Fri.: SEE ME! How did Thurs. & Friday Go? Owl Pellet Grades Human Skeletal Quiz Make-ups or Retakes TODAY at lunch! Table of Contents thru #13? Continue Riddles and stuffed animals 16-line rhyming riddle Needs to describe your animal without giving away what animal it is! Get riddle checked Hand in 1) Research 2) Riddle 3) Stuffed animal by the end of today! Missing Skeletal Quizzes • Adelaido • Ashlie • Sam K.? • Devante • Markus • Joey • Julya • Janet Table of Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 6th grade FACTS 7th grade FACTS Essay Questions Skeleton Match Eyewitness Skeleton Dem Bones Chem Notes Skeleton Quiz Ecology of a Barn Owl 10. 3 owl pellet worksheets 11. Owl Reading with worksheet 12. Unit 2 Pre-assessment 13. Animal Research worksheet Diversity Riddles Riddle #1 I move slowly when I am young but very quickly when I am an adult. I eat flying insects, which I hunt near water. I have to be a strong flyer to catch my food. When I stretch my four wings, I look like a helicopter. I have two more legs than a dog and very large eyes. I am coldblooded and have an exoskeleton (skeleton on the outside). Sometimes I am very colorful. Who am I? Riddle #2 I can walk, run, and swim. I can see well, but my sense of smell is not very sharp. I am warm-blooded and very adaptable (I can live in many environments). I really enjoy changing my environment. I care for my young for many years. I stand upright. Who am I? Riddle #3 I must live in damp or wet places, avoiding the dry heat of summer and the cold of winter. If I am living in a cold climate, I become dormant in the winter. If I am female, I produce young by laying eggs in water. I survive by eating any moving thing that I can swallow. I can sing very well. Some of my close relatives can secrete a sticky, white poison that can kill or paralyze dogs or other enemies who may try to eat them! Who am I? Riddle #4 I live in lakes, marshes, salt bays, and on beaches. I eat mostly fish and crustaceans. Although I can fly, I catch fish only by swimming. My great throat pouch is handy for scooping up fish. I fly by alternating several flaps of my wings with a glide. I always fly with my head hunched behind my shoulders. I nest on the ground in colonies. I have a wingspan of 2 to 3 meters. My close cousins live only by the ocean, but I can venture inland. I am happy to report that these cousins are growing in number, even though they suffered from DDT (pesticide) poisoning a few years ago. Who am I? Riddle #5 I have a very high body temperature. My feet are well adapted for grasping things. I have four toes on each foot: two point forward and two point backward. I have stiff, spiny tail feathers that act as a prop when I hunt food. I eat tree-boring insects, ants, acorns, flying insects, berries, and sap. My home, which I make myself, is a hole in a tree. I use my bill to chisel away the wood. Who am I? Riddle #6 I have pointed, green stalks above the ground, and a rounded, brown bulb below the ground. People must pull me out of the soil in order for me to be useful to them. Cooks use me to improve the taste of food. If people bite me, I bite back by making their eyes water! Who am I? Riddle #7 I live in cold, well-oxygenated water. I am a fast, strong swimmer. I am slim, sleek, and colorful. I am a carnivore because I mostly eat insects and small members of my own kind. I spawn my eggs during the spring in small, clear streams. I am coldblooded. Who am I? Riddle #8 I undergo wondrous changes during my life. At the beginning, I am a sweetsmelling, pink-and-white blossom. Later, I am a hard, green ball that makes people’s eyes water and their mouth pucker if they try to eat me. Finally, I become a sweet, juicy, red, green, or yellow fruit. One of these eaten a day keeps the doctor away! Who am I? Riddle #9 I am a big animal. My mass is about 225 kilograms. My tail is only about 15 cm long. I am dark in color. Generally, I live on forest floors and in thickets. When it starts to get really cold, I enter my shelter for the winter. I do not have very good eyesight. I do have keen senses of hearing and smell. Those senses help me find lots of food. I love small animals, insects, garbage, leaves, grasses, berries, fish, nuts, and fruit. Who am I? Riddle #10 I am warm-blooded and hairy. I feed milk to my young. I chew my cud and have a complex stomach. The males of my kind have huge, branching antlers.I have a heavily- maned neck. Humans, wolves, and mountain lions are my only enemies. Mountain lions usually will not attack me if I am fully grown. My young are not camouflaged from these enemies until their winter hair grows out. Sometimes you can hear the males of my kind give a highpitched bugle call. If this call is answered by another male, a battle may follow! Who am I?