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There’s ssso much to say about our slithery snake pals, so we’re taking a closer look at them in today’s newsletter! Keep reading to find out some answers to your common snake question!
Can snakes blink?
Snakes can’t blink…because they don’t have eyelids! Click here to get the scoop from Rebecca.
Guiding Question: Do snakes have eyelids? Why do you think that is? How might that help the snake survive?
How do snakes smell?
Most people know that snakes use their tongues to smell, but that’s not the full story! The tongue catches scent particles and then takes them to the snake’s scent organ. Click here to learn more.
How do snakes find food?
Snakes can see, hear, and smell…but not in the same way we do. Click here to listen to Marjorie (and Fang the albino California kingsnake) explore how snakes use their senses to find food!
Guiding Question: What body parts do snakes use to smell? How is that different from what we use? What body parts do they use to hear? How is that different from what we use?
How do snakes respond to the world around them?
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How do snakes respond to stimuli (an outside force that would cause a living thing to act or react)? Check out our educator-created outline that will guide your scientist to watch videos and look at pictures to answer that question. Click here for an overview geared at scientists in 3rd through 5th grade, and click here for one geared at scientists in 6th through 8th grade.
Make a paper chain snake!
Let’s make our own sssuper snake! Check out these instructions to craft your own paper chain snake. What are some ways that you can make your snake look like the ones you’d see at the Nature Museum? Be sure to share your final pieces with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Behind the scenes!
Marjorie introduced us to Fang earlier. Did you know that she’s an albino snake? That means that she doesn’t have any of the dark pigments that a normal California kingsnake would have. Instead, she has this beautiful white and yellow color.