Posted by Allyson Greene at 10/13/2010 12:00:00 PM
This morning in the Discovery Lab, 3rd grade students learned about adaptations of snakes with a very interesting presentation from the Long Branch Nature Center. A naturalist brought a corn snake, which is a local snake, to discuss how this reptile adapts to survive. Currently, our 3rd grade is exploring the idea of animal adaptations both in their classes as well as in the lab.
We learned a lot today…one fact that seemed to ‘wow’ the students was the fact that snakes have a special tube in their mouths that enables them to breathe while they are eating prey. That is a pretty important adaptation considering it can take a snake up to 5 hours to swallow an animal they caught! Amazing!!!