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Alligators Vs. Crocodiles:

Alligators Vs. Crocodiles Do you know how to tell the difference between the two?

Introduction:

Introduction Have you ever wanted to explore the difference between alligators and crocodiles? Here is your chance! Are there any differences? Do they have similarities? Do they live in the same kinds of places? What do they eat? As you complete this project you will become an expert on alligators and crocodiles. Turn the page and get ready to explore the world of two great reptiles.

Fun Facts:

Fun Facts All the species of alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharial together are known as “crocodilians.” Alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharial are all part of the reptile family. Alligators and crocodiles are cold blooded and rely on the sun, warm rocks, shade, and cool mud to maintain their temperatures.

Task:

Task Using the internet resources provided in the slide show you will research and gather information about the attributes of alligators and crocodiles. You will use the findings to create a Venn Diagram which will help you in your writing assignment where you will share your research. If you’re ready to explore the world of reptiles click to turn the page. Alligator Work Sheet Crocodile Work Sheet

Process Step 1:

Process Step 1 Explore the following webpages to gather information to complete your work sheet on alligators and crocodiles. All the following websites contain information you can use to complete the work sheets. Read carefully to find the true differences. http://www.seaworldadventurepark.info/alligator.php http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-crocodile.html http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/cnhc/cbd-faq-q1.htm http://www.fpl.com/environment/endangered/american_alligators.shtml#TopOfPage http://www.fpl.com/environment/endangered/american_crocodiles.shtml http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/safari/crocs/croctour/croctour.html http://home.cfl.rr.com/gatorhole/#Alligators_and_their_kin Physical Characteristics

Process Step 2:

Process Step 2 Food Habitat Explore the webpages to gather information to complete your worksheet on alligators and crocidiles. http://agrigator.ifas.ufl.edu/gators/ http://agrigator.ifas.ufl.edu/gators/ http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/cnhc/csp_amis.htm http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/cnhc/csp_amis.htm http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t- crocodile.html http://animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/alligator3.htm http://animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/alligators-and-crocodiles.htm http://animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/alligators-and-crocodiles.htm http://home.cfl.rr.com/gatorhole/#Feeding_Habits http://home.cfl.rr.com/gatorhole/#Habitat

Process Step 3:

Process Step 3 Explore the webpages to gather information to complete your worksheet on alligators and crocidiles. http://animals.jrank.org/pages/3640/Crocodiles-False-Gharials-Crocodylidae-BEHAVIOR-REPRODUCTION.html http://w3.shorecrest.org/~Lisa_Peck/MarineBio/syllabus/ch9vertebrates/reptilesandbirds/repbirdwp/barbara/repro.html http://home.cfl.rr.com/gatorhole/#Reproduction http://www.cclockwood.com/gatorcam/kidspage.htm Reproduction

Process Step 4:

Process Step 4 Fun Facts Use the following webpages, or any of the previous ones to fill in the last box of your work sheet. Write down your favorite facts you found during your exploration. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/Alligator.shtml http://www.alligatorfur.com/edu/gatorfacts.htm

Writing Piece:

Writing Piece Using both your alligator and crocodile work sheets and the knowledge you gained from the webquest, your next task is to complete the Venn Diagram, which you will use to complete a writing task. Venn Diagram Writing Rubric Use your Venn Diagram and rubric to write about what you have learned during your exploration!

Conclusion:

Conclusion CONGRATULATIONS!! You have completed your exploration about alligators and crocodiles. Share what you have learned with friends and family so they know how to tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile! Can you guess what I am??

References:

References http ://www.seaworldadventurepark.info/alligator.php http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-crocodile.html http://www. flmnh.ufl.edu/cnhc/cbd-faq-q1.htm http://www. fpl.com/environment/endangered/american_alligators.shtml#TopOfPage http://www. fpl.com/environment/endangered/american_crocodiles.shtml http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/safari/ crocs/croctour/croctour.html http://agrigator .ifas.ufl.edu/gators/ http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/cnhc/csp_amis.ht m http://animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/alligators-and-crocodiles.htm http://home.cfl .rr.com/gatorhole/#Feeding_Habits http://home.cfl .rr.com/gatorhole/#Ha bitat

References Cont.:

References Cont. http://www.enchantedlearning .com/subjects/Alligator.shtml http://www.alligatorfur.com/e du/gatorfacts.htm http://animals.jrank .org/pages/3640/Crocodiles-False-Gharials-Crocodylidae-BEHAVIOR-REPRODUCTION.html http://w3.shorecrest .org/~Lisa_Peck/MarineBio/syllabus/ch9vertebrates/reptilesandbirds/repbirdwp/barbara/repro.html http://home.cfl .rr.com/gatorhole/#Reproduction http://home.cfl .rr.com/gatorhole/#Alligators_and_their_kin

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