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Turtle Tales Issue Date: 05-12-2013

Cool Spots imageWhy did the turtle cross the road? Should you have helped him? Learn the answer at All About Turtles, octopus.gma.org/turtles. The snapping turtle is quick, with razor-sharp jaws to catch its prey. A Tale of Two Turtles takes you into the fascinating world of two well-known species from birth to adulthood. Find out why plastic bags are bad news for turtles. Did you know that the loggerhead turtle can grow to be 300 pounds or that a turtle has ears? What did Roman soldiers have in common with turtles? Find out in Turtle Defense.

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Slither and Crawl Issue Date: 08-21-2011

Cool Spots imageGet ready to Uncover Lizards and Snakes, http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/lizards, where you will be challenged to learn all you can about squamates. Lizards and snakes share many interesting characteristics. Review Words to Know and get a leg up on important vocabulary so that you can pass along your knowledge. Meet the Squamates invites you to watch a slideshow about the eating and hunting patterns of these reptiles. Fill out the PDF chart and record your own original research. Pass this one on to your science teacher.

Visit: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/lizards
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Sharp Chompers Issue Date: 01-09-2011

Cool Spots imageThese Crocs Are Made for Biting, www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/crocs, is a special report sure to excite the interest of animal enthusiasts. The video tells a tale of a small but powerful ancient crocodile discovered in Tanzania. This land-living animal moved around with surprising ability because of its thin and limber arms and legs. The cat-sized creature had dog-like teeth that helped it process food much like a mammal. Scientists are comparing this croc to other East African specimens to learn more. Pass this video on to curious science lovers in your life.

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Iguana Aid Issue Date: 12-26-2010

Cool Spots imageAdopt an iguana, or just learn how to care for one at Green Iguana Society, www.greenigsociety.org/kidsclub.htm. Many of these lovable lizards are looking for good homes, so with your parentsí permission, see if you can add one to your family. Once you have convinced your folks, scroll through Caring for Your Iguana for tips such as using special UV lighting and finding tasty plants for them to eat. From creating the right habitat to bathing your new friend, this site covers it all. Pass it along to any other iguana owners and spread the love.

Visit: www.greenigsociety.org/kidsclub.htm
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Swamp Monsters Issue Date: 06-06-1999

Cool Spots imageFrom Africa to the Americas, crocodiles are among the most feared creatures on the planet. At Nova Online: Crocodiles, you'll learn how these stealthy wonders continue to survive and prosper through the age of dinosaurs to the present. Crawl out to the tropics at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/crocs. In this swampland adventure, you'll wrestle with a half-ton Nile crocodile in the wild and read about a fossil croc in Australia that may have been a tree-climber. With amazing photographs and info on diets, habitats and croc bites, this is no small gator farm. And at the Clickable Gator, you'll find the secrets behind the croc's success as the top predator in the 'hood. Just watch your step!

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/crocs
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