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Alligators Vs Crocodiles. Do you know how to tell the difference between the two? Philip Ilardi EDU-500 Summer 2008. Introduction.

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alligators vs crocodiles

AlligatorsVsCrocodiles

Do you know how to tell the difference between the two?

Philip Ilardi

EDU-500 Summer 2008

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.
slide4
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
ProcessStep 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.

Physical Characteristics

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

process step 2
Food

Habitat

ProcessStep 2

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://animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/alligator3.htm

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t- crocodile.html

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
ProcessStep 3
  • Explore the webpages to gather information to complete your worksheet on alligators and crocidiles.

Reproduction

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

process step 4
ProcessStep 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.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

references cont
References Cont.
  • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/Alligator.shtml

http://www.alligatorfur.com/edu/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