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More knowledge about reptiles

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NATURAL SCIENCES

Grade 5

Life and way of living

Module 14

More knowledge about reptiles

Activity:

To gain more knowledge about reptiles

[LO 1.2]

Crocodiles, snakes, lizards and chameleons belong to the group of reptiles.

Most reptiles prefer to live in areas with warm temperatures.

Reptiles are cold-blooded and therefore are active when it is warm and passive when it is cold.

They are crawling animals.

Their skin covering is scaly

The shell of their eggs is mostly leathery.

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Snakes

The eyes are situated at the sides of the head and look pearly.

The tongue is usually used to identify smells in their surroundings.

The nostrils are not used for smell.

Unlike other animals, snakes cannot chew their food. What method do snakes use to ingest food that is too big? The jaws are not attached to each other and therefore can be stretched open very widely. The python sometimes swallows small antelope whole.

Look for the following information and complete the questionnaire below:

  1. Name at least three types of things that snakes enjoy eating.

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  1. Which snake is known as the “farmer’s friend”, and why?

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  1. Why do sugar-cane farmers like pythons?

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  1. Which snake eats birds’ eggs?

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  1. Do snakes eat other snakes? Motivate your findings.

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  1. Choose one species of snake. Describe this snake briefly by mentioning some of its most interesting characteristics. Also make a simple sketch of this snake.

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  1. Which senses are particularly well developed in reptiles?

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Assessment

LEARNING OUTCOME 1: SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONSThe learner will be able to act confidently on curiosity about natural phenomena, and to investigate relationships and solve problems in scientific, technological and environmental contexts.

We know this when the learner:

1.1 plans investigations: together with their co-learners, they list knowledge regarding familiar situations and materials and compile investigative questions;

1.2 leads investigations and collects data: execute instructions and procedures that entail smaller sections;

1.3 evaluates data and communicates findings: provides feedback on progress in group context and on the final result.

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Task: In pairs

1. antelope, mice, rats, moles, frogs, birds, etc.

2. Mole snake – eats mice and moles that are pests in the cultivated fields.

3. They eat cane rats that eat the sugar cane.

4. The egg eater

5. Yes – the coral snake in particular does so.

6. Own research.

7. Eyes, smell (tongue)

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