You read about a kangaroo rat and a rattlesnake that live in the desert. The kangaroo rat was busy eating some seeds when a hungry rattlesnake slithered up close. What usually happens when a predator sneaks up on its prey?
Write a fictional narrative about two animals. One animal will be a predator and the other its prey. You will start by researching predator/prey relationships. Here are some questions to guide your research:
What are some animals that share a predator/prey relationship?
Where do these animals live?
Does the predator eat foods other than its prey?
What problems might these animals face with each other?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learn in the note-taking boxes.
With teacher supervision, you may use search engines to research other Web sites. You also can research predator/prey relationships at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your fictional narrative.
Step 2. Research
Research answers to the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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