An ant and a whale are very different from each other. The communities in which they live are also very different. Chances are, these two animals will probably never meet. But what if they did? What would a conflict between two very different animals, such as an ant and a whale, look like?
Write a fictional story about two animals that are very different from each other. You will start by researching different kinds of animals and their communities. Here are some questions to guide your research:
What kinds of animal communities exist on Earth?
What other organisms live in a community?
How might climate affect a community?
What kinds of problems might an animal face within a community?
How might different animals interact with each other?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites listed in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learn in the note-taking boxes.
You may use search engines to research other Web sites. Or research specific animals at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your fictional narrative.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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