2007 Ohio Plants and Animals

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Ohio Plants and Animals: 

Ohio Plants and Animals Medill Elementary School 2nd Grade 2007


Soybean Soybeans are the second largest crop. Some soybeans can grow to three feet tall. Soybeans have either brown or gray hairs. By: Abby Baker


Tomatoes In 1965 the Ohio General Assembly made tomato juice Ohio’s official beverage. A tomato festival is held each year in Reynoldsburg. By Adria Peters

Skunk cabbage: 

Skunk cabbage Skunk cabbage has a stinky odor and it can make you faint. They are roughly five inches tall. By: Brandon Carpenter


Corn Corn is an annual plant. Corn is also known as maize. There are different types of corn like dent corn, flint corn, flour corn, sweet corn and popcorn. By: Jacob Nagel


Berries Berries have lots of seeds. It is a small, fleshy, edible fruit. By: Joey D’onofrio

Marsh Marigold: 

Marsh Marigold Marsh Marigolds can be in wet woodlands. It has round glossy leaves. By: Brittney Notestone


Cattail Cattails are in North America. They are in still water. There are bad to eat. By: Katie Heimberger

Sycamore tree: 

Sycamore tree Sycamore trees are easily identified by their height. By: Brooklyn Shouldis


Carnations The red Carnation became the state flower of Ohio in1904. It is in memory of U.S. President William McKinley, who liked to wear the flower. By: Connor Moore


Barley Barley is a grain. It is a chief bread plant. Barley is planted in the fall. By: Emily Carson

Lakeside daisy: 

Lakeside daisy Lakeside daisies have flat petals surrounding a round button center. It is found in dry, rocky prairie grasslands. By: Emily Jones

Multiflora Rose: 

Multiflora Rose Multiflora rose is a white flower. It climbs over the other plants to a height of 3-5m. Multiflora rose can kill other plants. By: Gena Gawell

Apple Tree: 

Apple Tree Apples have vitamin A and C in them. There are different types of apples. Apples grow until the petals fall off. By : Rian Miller

Buckeye Tree : 

Buckeye Tree Ohio’s nickname, The Buckeye State, is named after the Buckeye Tree. Its nut looks like the eye of a deer. By: Kaylie Woosley


Beans Beans grow in pods or legumes. Beans can be different colors like red, green or yellow. By: Kiah Robertson


Rye People use rye to make flour. Scientists think that rye was probably cultivated 8,000 years ago. Rye plants are 4 to 6 feet tall. By: Jacob Arter

Oak Tree: 

Oak Tree Oak trees have large branches. It has deep cracks. Bugs grow into green oak. Oak has many labels. Oak trees turn red, orange and yellow. By: Seth Benson


Oats Oats were first used in Europe and Asia in ancient times. They can grow in many types of soil, including poor or sandy soils. Grains are grasses that produce seeds that can be eaten. By: Madison Fette

Dogwood tree: 

Dogwood tree The Dogwood tree is 15 to 90 feet tall. The diameter is 6 to 8”. The flower can be white, pink or rose. By: Tyler Woodruff

Black-Eyed Susans: 

Black-Eyed Susans Black-eyed Susans are flowers. It is Maryland's state flower. They are also called Coneflowers. By: Nathan Anderson


Tulips Tulips are native to South-Central Asia. The Turks began tulips as early as AD1000. The flowers were taken to Europe in the 16th century. They have two or three bluish green leaves. By: Sarah Ruff


Sunflower A sunflower does turn its head to follow the sun. A Greek myth tells of a water nymph who fell in love with the sun god Apollo and spent every hour gazing at the sun until she turned into a sun flower. By: Stepheni Baker

Monarch Butterfly: 

Monarch Butterfly Monarch butterflies, like other insects can’t survive a long and cold winter. Monarch Butterflies can deal oncoming winter by migrating to the mountains of Mexico and the coast of California. By: Allie Tobin

Bobwhite Quail: 

Bobwhite Quail A group of Bobwhites is called a covey. They live in trees and nest. Bobwhites eat worms and little insects. By: Austin Covert

Turkey Vulture: 

Turkey Vulture Turkey Vultures will eat vegetables and pumpkins. Turkey Vultures weigh about 60 pounds and can be 25-32 inches in length. Turkey Vultures are known to roost at sunrise. By: Brett Hill

Red Fox : 

Red Fox Red foxes are found in woods in Ohio. Red foxes are nocturnal, like bats. They live to be 6 or 8. Red foxes look a lot like dogs. By: Joseph DeVore


Cottontail The Eastern Cottontail Rabbit is one of the most common wildlife in the state of Ohio. They are found in all 88 counties of Ohio. By:Caitlynne Sullivan

Timber Rattlesnake: 

Timber Rattlesnake Timber Rattlesnakes can be six feet long. Timber Rattlesnakes are the most dangerous snakes in northeastern Africa. Timber Rattlesnakes are famous for their tails that rattle. They are also famous for their deadly bite. By: Dalton Stumbo

Bald Eagle: 

Bald Eagle The Bald eagle and Golden eagle live in North America. An adult female Bald Eagle may be as long as 43 inches. An adult male Bald Eagle is 36 inches. Some Bald Eagles eat fish. By: Danny Webber


Squirrels The Fox Squirrel is one of four squirrels. They eat food that is buried in the fall. By: Mason Marshall

Garter Snake: 

Garter Snake The Eastern Garter Snake is found mostly in Ohio. During the day feeding can depend on weather conditions. By:Karsen Highley


Skunk The Striped skunk is about the size of a house cat with a large deep body, small head, and short legs. It’s typical foods are small insects, fish, fruit, leaves, grain and nuts. It’s adult weight is 2.5-11.5 pounds. It has webbed toes and curved nails, designed for digging. By:Jared Eyman

Wild Turkey: 

Wild Turkey The male turkey may grow to be 50 inches . The wild turkey generally eats insects. The turkey may eat frogs or lizards as well. Almost all turkeys have black bronze feathers. By: Josie Tribby


Cardinal Cardinals are bright-red. Males are perhaps more familiar than the females and easier to see. Males have fiery red plumage. Cardinals eat bugs. By: Joshua Swann

Mourning Dove: 

Mourning Dove The Mourning dove is a very long bird. Mourning doves eat seeds. Its home is made of delicate twigs. By: Kaitelin Lansinger

Blue Gill : 

Blue Gill Blue Gill eat very small fish. They have a small mouth. They are used as bait for larger game fish. By: Cory Towe


Opossum Opossums eat bugs, eggs, fish, reptiles, fruit, vegetables and nuts. A full grown Opossum is about 15-20 inches. The adult Opossum weighs about 4-15 pounds. By:Kamryn Peters

Black Bear: 

Black Bear The Black Bear is North America’s most common bear. Black Bears can run 30 miles an hour if they have to. By:Kolton Brady


Ladybug Ladybugs are actually Asian lady beetles. Baby ladybugs are called larva. Ladybugs sometimes crawl under a leaf to keep away from rain. By: Matthew Burns

White Tail Deer: 

White Tail Deer The White Tail Deer is the best known wildlife. The White Tail Deer has the longest tail of all Deer. It likes to eat corn and soybeans. By: Odessa Thurman


Perch Perch live in lakes. They eat earthworms. By: Payton Carpenter


Raccoon Raccoons live near people . Raccoons love to live in tree holes. By: Taylor Peyton

Barn Owl: 

Barn Owl Barn Owls live in barns. They eat voles, sparrows and small rodents. They can be 13 to 14 inches tall. By: Xavier Boston

Brown bat: 

Brown bat Brown bats live for 50 years. They eat insects. There are 13 bat species. By: Kyle Killian


Bibliography http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/ http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/index.php http://www.inspire.net/trees/index.html http://www.fws.gov/

Message from the Library: 

Message from the Library The second grade students started this project with internet research. They located facts and photos of their plant or animal. Each student took notes and saved the photo on our network. Mrs. Starr then reviewed their facts with them. Mrs. Thornton worked with them in Language Arts and they wrote the facts in sentence form. They then created their slide using a template. All of the students did their own typing, inserted their photo, chose their own background color and learned to animate their slide. Congratulations on a job well done! Mrs. Roth is proud of you all.

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