SCIENCE YEAR 4
THEME: Investigating World
By: Chong Tse Luan
Animals protect themselves to ensure survival of species.
There are plenty ways to protect themselves.
HOW ANIMALS PROTECT THEMSELVES?
Snail on the other hand also has a tiny house on his back. Whenever an animal tries to attack it, it will hide in its shell to protect it soft body.
The fierce looking centipede is indeed scaring. By its red colour, people will already know it has poisonous sting which causes a lot of pain. Besides using its sting to protect itself, centipede also use its sting to hunt.
Everybody knows that scorpion is a dangerous small animal. From the claws and sting which is always standing fear us off. Scorpion possesses poisonous sting to protect itself from danger and as warning to predator that try to eat it.
Porcupine fish has ultimate defense since it has pines surrounded its whole body. Predator finds hard to eat the fish because of the pines which are hurting.
Pangolin is an animal that possesses hard scales. The hard scales unable the predator to pierce through. Thus, whenever pangolin meets danger, it will curl up like a iron ball, unable the enemy to hurt it.
Exactly the same concept shared by millipede. Millipede will curl up whenever it meets danger. By this way, the enemy will lose interest and find hard to hurt it.
Bed bug is an insect which release unpleasant stink whenever it feels threatened. Enemy will feel nasty and stay away from it.
Skunk releases unpleasant stink and urine which makes the enemy feels awful and lose interest to attack it. Animals tend to stay away from it due to its terrible smell.
Camouflage is one of the concept where animals will change its colour according to the surrounding to confuse the enemy. Chameleon dragon is one of the most popular animal that use camouflage to protect itself from danger.
Above is a toad which possesses the same skin colour as the tree bark. Enemy will mislook if they do not pay attention. The toad is like merge into the tree bark and become one part of it.
Activity: Teacher can print out the pictures while pupils categorize according to the way the animals protect themselves.
Farting Bug Protect Itself
Discussion: Why didn't the spider eat the bug?
Scorpion Versus Shrew
Discussion: Who is the winner? Is it what you expected?
Activity: Teacher should ask the pupils to predict the end of the video before letting the pupils to finish watching the video. To make the video viewing significant, teacher should carry out a simple discussion to ask about how the animals shown protect themselves.
Exercise for Reinforcement
Slideshows and Quiz
ANIMAL PROTECTION PART 2
With more exciting information, e.g:
Sharp Claws/ Jaws