SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

swow mimicry

Welcome back students! We here at the University hope you had a lovely holiday if you had the day off yesterday!

We’re starting off the new week with a great word! So who’s ready to learn?

This week’s word is Mimicry: this is when one animal copies the behavior or appearance of an another animal to help protect them from predators.

There are loads of great examples of mimics in nature! I found a few pictures of animal mimics for you!

The Monarch is on the left and the Viceroy is on the right! Monarchs are toxic to birds, so it is beneficial to the viceroy to look like them!

The Monarch is on the left and the Viceroy is on the right! Monarchs are toxic to birds, so it is beneficial to the viceroy to look like them!

Here in the U.S, we have a snake called the Eastern Coral Snake, a very venomous fellow. The King snake mimics their coloration to keep predators like hawks away! We have a saying to remember which is which: Red touches yellow, kills a fellow. Red touches black, friend of Jack.

 

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