Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids 12: Living Things (cc)

The focus of this series is "living things." We learn about animals and plants that share our environment while creating great projects, which have been divided into the same classifications used by scientists. With animals we look to see whether or not they have a backbone; then we look at other characteristics like Click for more

5. Animals - Vertebrates: Mammals - Herbivores (cc)

05. Animals - Vertebrates: Mammals - Herbivores (cc)

Our first classification of mammals is herbivores. These are animals with a backbone that eat only plant materials. Plant eaters usually have large incisor teeth for cutting and chewing plants. They have large molars for grinding tough plants and they have a different digestive system to allow for slow digestion of plant fibers. Elephants are our first project - it's hard to believe that an animal this large eats plants. We've designed a clay frame that copies an elephant's hide. From large to small, the next herbivore is a comical squirrel sock puppet. Then we've got more fuzzy, giant pipe cleaners to transform into a Zebra. Last, it's your favorite mammal t-shirt: from panthers to birds made into a tote or duffel bag. 2010/CC Closed-Captioned PIA 30 min.

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