Blogs and News - St George's School, Edinburgh
Barry from Zoolab visited Primary 4 on Tuesday to help with our studies on Living Things. He brought in some amazing vertebrates and invertebrates with him, helping us understand many of the differences between them all.
Our favourites included:
Racquel the rat because she was very fluffy and cute and she has a sister called Ruby. She was a great climber and moved around a lot.
Gary the African fat-tailed gecko because we were really interested to see his tongue moving a lot. We loved the patterns covering his skin. We learned that he stored his food in his tail and that it can fall off if he is threatened, but it can grow back again.
Sophie the corn snake has the same name as a girl in our class! Her scaly skin felt very smooth.
Kirk the cockroach was a favourite - he felt really tickly and was heavier than we expected. And we learned that he has 2 brains and could live for a year in a freezer!
Martin the millipede was another favourite because all of his 200 legs felt very tickly. He is an omnivore and oozes some really smelly liquid to keep predators away.
Tod the toad was interesting because we loved his colours and spots on his skin. We thought he was really cute and we were interested to see how his throat moved when he breathed. It was also interesting to see how he moved around.