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Exploding Ants. Day 3. Concept talk . How do animals adapt to survive?. Partner Share. Animals can use mimicry to avoid becoming the prey of bigger and stronger animals. How can animals use the defense of mimicry?

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Concept talk
Concept talk

How do animals adapt to survive?

Partner share
Partner Share

  • Animals can use mimicry to avoid becoming the prey of bigger and stronger animals. How can animals use the defense of mimicry?

  • Think about some animals that use camouflage to protect themselves. How can camouflage work as a defense?

Amazing words
Amazing Words

Spiny-covered in sharp points or thorns

The spiny porcupine uses its quills to keep predators away.

Survival-the act of staying alive

Survival for some animals is dependent on camouflage.



  • Critical- necessary

  • It is critical to eat every day.

  • Enables- makes it possible for

  • Studying for the test enables me to get a good grade.

    Teach your partner these words.


  • Scarce- not plentiful

  • Owls are scare in my neighborhood.

  • Specialize- adapt to an environment

  • Polar bears specialize in hunting seals.

  • Teach your partner these words.


  • Sterile- clean

  • He kept the bandage sterile before he put it on the wound.

  • Mucus- thick substance made in the body

  • This cold has my chest filled with mucus.

    Teach your partner these words.

Exploding ants1
Exploding Ants

  • These ants really do explode, here's why.

  • Do you want to see a real one?

  • Kapow!

Owl pellets
Owl Pellets

  • What are owl pellets really like?

  • owl pellets

  • And of course, someone made a song about them…

  • The owl pellet song!


  • Homophones:

  • Make sure you know which word goes with which definition

  • Tied-tide

  • Pale-pail

  • Aloud-allowed

  • Course-coarse

Possessive pronouns
Possessive Pronouns

  • Let’s play a game!

  • Possessive Pronoun Millionaire

Daily fix it
Daily Fix it

Lets take a look at our Daily Fix it


  • Persuasive writing;

  • Introductory paragraph-your position

  • Each paragraph should focus on your evidence

  • Describe and then prove the opposing views key points wrong

  • Restate and reinforce the thesis and supporting evidence


  • Your topic is:

  • Kids should be allowed to vote.