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We enjoyed going to the zoo. We were learning about senses. Blair told us about the giant African snail, the corn snake and the guinea pig. We went for a walk and saw the monkeys, the gorillas, the pandas, the flamingos and the snowy owls. We enjoyed eating our packed lunches and chasing the birds away when they came to get some lunch from us! We loved the visit and we learnt a lot about different animals and how they use their senses.
Here are some of the things that we have learned from our visit:
- Olivia: Snails don't have any eyelids.
- Laila: Corn snakes can hide in grasslands.
- Fleur: When guinea pigs hear something dangerous, they call out and the other guinea pigs hear the call and find a hiding space.
- Zoe: Snails can hide in their shells when they are scared.
- Poppy: Snails pull their eyes into the head when they are scared.
- Matilda: Snake can flick their tongue and they smell the world around.
- Phoebe: Corn snakes look like burnt grass and dry leaves. It helps them camouflage in the dry grass.
- Harriet: Snakes can hear but they don't they have any ears. They hear with their chins on the ground.
- Isobel-: You have to stroke the snake from head towards the tail. If you stroke the other way then to the snake it feels like you are picking its scales up and it can hurt the snake.
- Karina: When the snails are in the light, birds can see them but if they are in the shadow, it is more difficult to see them.
- Laurie: Corn snakes stick out their tongues and flick air into their mouths to smell what is there.
- Eryn: The snake has different coloured scales to help it be camouflaged.
- Bess: Snails only have one foot.
- Kana: When a snail is frightened, its eyes can retract into its soft head.
- Zandi: The African snails have soft feet.
- Emily: Meerkats can stand on two legs.
- Disco: When one guinea pig sees dangers, it calls out to his friends to let them know.
- Anushka: The female panda poos in her own pond. She then drinks from the same pond.
- Eva: Pandas eat lots of bamboo.
- Lucy: Monkeys have grips on their hands and feet to help them climb.
- Jaanhavi: If a snail is very frightened it can put its whole body inside its shell.
By Primary 1