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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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Hello class and happy Monday! Things are really buzzing around the University this week and it all starts here with our science word of the week!

Today’s word is Cetacean: a marine mammal from the order of Cetacea. Cetaceans include whales, dolphins and porpoises. 

I know Ellie and Edmond and professor Bertie are so excited to meet some of these awesome creatures this week! I hope you’re excited too!

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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Hello students! Welcome back from spring break! We’re starting this week off with a great word! Let’s get the learning started!

Today’s word is Intertidal Zone:  the intertidal zone is where the ocean and land meet. The intertidal zone changes during low and high tide. You can find all kinds of animals in the intertidal zone like crabs, anemones, seastars and muscles.

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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Hello class! Who’s ready for today’s lesson? I picked a word to go with Groundhog Day tomorrow!

So let’s get to it! Today’s word: Burrow- a hole or tunnel dug by an animal. A burrow serves as a shelter for either the animal who dug it or for an animal that may share that burrow with other animals.

Animals who live in burrows include rabbits, meerkats, gopher tortoises, prairie dogs, wombats and groundhogs!

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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We’re back to Science Word class after skipping last week to celebrates some animal holidays! I’m excited for today’s lesson, so let’s get started.

Today’s word is Raptor: a raptor is a bird of prey that is a carnivore. The word raptor comes from a Latin word that means to capture or seize.

Raptors include hawks, owls, falcons, osprey, eagles, vultures and secretary birds. There are 446 species of raptors in the world.  Raptors have sharp claws or talons, curved sharp beaks and keen eyesight to help them catch their prey.

So as you may have guessed, Ellie and Edmond will be meeting some raptors this week!

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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Hello class! We have a great word for you today! Ellie and Edmond will be talking more about feet this week as it is feet week! Woohoo! I have a long claws on my front feet that help me climb and dig for ants and termites!

Today’s word is quadruped: when an animal uses four feet for locomotion (moving). Many animals walk on four feet. Just because an animal walks on all fours, doesn’t mean they do it the same. I actually walk on the side of my front feet due to those long claws. Ellie and Edmond will be sharing more fun feet facts as the week goes on!

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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Welcome back to class this week! I have such a great word for you this week! We’re going to learn about another group of scientists in a specific field! This week Ellie and Edmond will be meeting some of the animals that these scientists study!

This week’s word is Entomologist: is a scientist who studies insects. With over a million species of insects that account for about 2/3 of the species of animals on the planet- entomologists have endless animals to study! If you were an entomologist what insects would you study? The famous E.O. Wilson studies ants!

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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Hello and welcome to another fabulous class on this fine Monday! I have a great word for today and Ellie and Edmond will be meeting some great animals this week!

Today’s word is Migration: movement of an animal from one location to another location far away. Migrations usually take place seasonally and can depend on weather, resources such as food or mating. Migration much take place annually or seasonally.  Mammals, insects, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians all migrate.

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!
swow nectarivore

Hello students! Welcome to class everyone! Who’s ready to learn today’s word? I have a great one for you!

Today’s word is: Nectarivore is a animal whose diet primarily consists of nectar. Nectarivores include mammals like bats, insects like butterflies and birds like hummingbirds.  Ellie and Edmond are going to meet some nectarivores this week, so stay tuned!

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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Hello and welcome to class! We’re gearing up for Bat Week here at the University and then Ellie and Edmond will be celebrating Owl-O-Ween! So who’s ready to learn a super cool word today?

Today’s word is Trogolophile: trogolophiles are animals that live just inside the entrance of a cave. Light can be abundant and the animals don’t have adaptations to survive in complete darkness. The word trogolophile comes from greek words (troglos- cave) and (phileo- love). Some trogolophiles include bats, rats, insects and salamanders.

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cave cricket 

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SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

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Welcome back to class this week! Who’s ready to learn today’s word? Ellie and Edmond will be meeting some animals this week that are busy during the fall getting ready for winter. Today’s word has to do with that behavior.

Today’s word is Hoarding: gathering and storing food to be eaten later. There are two kinds of hoarding behavior. Larder hoarding is where an animal stores all its food in one place.  Scatter hoarding is where an animal stores its food in different places. Caching is also used in place of hoarding.

Animals who hoard food include squirrels, ravens, hamsters and nutcrakers.

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