Predator and Prey Journal

Predator and Prey Journal

Good scientists keep track of many things. They write down the things they wonder about and the questions they ask. They record the steps they take in the scientific method. Create a special notebook to help you keep track of what you do and learn about predators and prey.
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National Science Teachers Association Recommends 
"Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects provides a unique combination of solid, engaging, accurate text and hands-on experiences . . .  As a teacher myself, it presents itself as nearly a complete unit plan! I can imagine building a unit based on this book and the resources it provides . . . I would definitely recommend this book, and will be seeking out others in this series!" Read the complete review online.

Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Media
Recommended -- Superior in style, liveliness, integrity and format.
"This series, each book subtitled "With 25 Great Projects" is one that merits a place in every library serving children . . . This book focuses on predators and prey—how animals hunt, and how they avoid being hunted. There's interesting information to be found here, and the projects are unique and STEM oriented. Buy the whole series."

"This title in the Explore series focuses on predators and their prey, encompassing everything from mammals to insects to plants. The upbeat, direct-address prose is aided by colorful layouts and cartoon drawings, jokes, facts, and activities. An introductory chapter overviews the predator-prey relationship and the scientific method (including a worksheet example) and provides a journal-making project. Subsequent chapters discuss diverse ways various predators and prey hunt and survive, like using venom, camouflage, or traveling in groups, and touch on ecological issues... With broad-ranging, intriguing information, accessibly conveyed scientific concepts, and plenty of key vocabulary terms, this is useful resource for educators. Plenty of questions sprinkled throughout the text invite engagement as well. In addition to the usual back matter, further reading resources include websites, many of which are accessible via QR codes."


Detailed Book Description

Hunting, hiding, trapping, and tricking–these are a few of the strategies used by animals in the wild! In Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects, readers 7–10 explore the physical and behavioral adaptations of predators and prey and their impact on the environment.

  • Predators and prey are often easy to find, observe, and study.
  • Encourages the development of important skills in science, math, and engineering, including data collection, model testing, and map creation.
  • Multi-disciplinary activities create opportunities to compare and contrast physical characteristics, behavioral patterns, and ecosystem dynamics.
Available In:
Hardcover, $19.95
Paperback, $14.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 96 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science
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Let’s Eat!

Chapter 1
Hide and Seek!

Chapter 2
Tools of the Trade

Chapter 3
Eat It Up!

Chapter 4
Staying Safe

Chapter 5
Other Animal Eaters

Chapter 6
Living Together

Metric Conversions
Essential Questions