As students read the book, they should respond to questions about it on their student sheet. The gro My child recommended this to me. However, she did get a beautiful book out of it, so maybe that made the expedition worthwhile for her. They have extremely complicated cells in layers and manipulating these different layers give you an incredible variety of The photographs in this book are spectacular! After students have read the book, split the class into groups and ask them to answer the questions on the student sheet. I would use this to have students research materials when they are learning of animals specifically invertebrates and how the This book is all about the Octopus, it shares facts of all of the parts of the octopus and what they like to do. Give the groups time discuss the questions and come up with answers.
They find a lot of octopuses. The Science NetLinks lessons, or are good lessons to use to help students review the formation and testing of hypotheses. Jennifer Mather approach in the waters off the island of Moorea. You can use the teacher sheet for some suggestions on how students could answer. In The Octopus Scientists, Montgomery transports readers to a remote South Pacific Island where a team of scientists study the behavior of octopuses, tracking the decision-making skills as they avoid predators and choose food and shelter. It's all part of the research. The E-mail message field is required.
While I would definitely hand this to young readers interested in science who are curious about what field research is like, I guess I expected more. Sometimes you do weeks of data collection and the results are inconclusive. Visit her online at symontgomery. Complete appendixes, including 'thank yous' to the octopuses themselves. Also, octopuses are so weird! The book includes real pictures from the excursion.
I would use this to have students research materials when they are learning of animals specifically invertebrates and how the Octopus is one unique sea creature. Scientists then collect the prey remains found near the den for sorting and identification. They live only 3 to 5 years. I read some of it - I did not know that octopuses have three hearts and blue blood - they have hemocyanin instead of hemoglobin - so I learned something. Once students have had time to go over the questions, you can use the teacher sheet to help you hold a full class discussion about them. Weaving gripping stories of his adventures throughout, he and coauthor Susan Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and sacking of the world's oceans, the hazards of nuclear proliferation, and the environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith. Montomgery and underwater photographer, Keith Ellenbogen, joined a team of scientists from around the world as they looked for the Pacific day octopus.
You should discuss the questions as a class. Science in the field at its best. In her 2013 expedition to the island of Moorea, an island paradise in French Polynesia, the University of Lethbridge professor and her team were joined by Sy Montgomery, author of the Scientists in the Field book series, and a photographer. The main chapters are narrations of what happened in the field, and chapters are separated by researcher bios, interesting octopus facts, details on the research station, etc. This book, an entry in the excellent Scientists in the Field series, is no exception. Evaluation: This is a great book when learning about octopuses and all their interesting ways.
The book touches on larger topics such as animal conservation and the research into the coral reef and the interrelation of octopi and the coral reef. I didn't like the abrupt ending of the chapters. The interest is mainly in whether the crew can actually locate the octopuses they want to study--and they do. This is a gorgeously photographed book on a great topic. Anything she writes is fascinating, because she makes you feel like you're right there with her. In addition to the engaging story of scientific investigation, the book also includes pages focusing on the scientists and fact sheets providing in-depth information on topics such as creature camouflage.
The cover has a beautiful photo of an octopus who appears to be smiling, even laughing, with contentment even though I know that what I'm interpreting as a mouth isn't a mouth. Jennifer Mather's own book, Octopus: the Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate. Red usually means emotional, such as upset. Even though I'm not particularly interested in ocean themes, I was excited to read this for the group theme in Children's Books, because I love works by Sy Montgomery. On pages 25 and 39 are photos of an octopus that appears to be standing on its tentacles. The story of the four scientists along with the author and photographer's journey to a Pacific island to study octopuses and their personalities and feeding habits drew me in from the get go especially the photographs of the beautiful island.
For budding scientists or young readers fascinated by the natural world will find this a compelling look at the realities and excitement of field work. He loves reading nonfiction titles, and will often foist his selections on me. Some of them had just gotten to the good part and I woul 3. They continue to explore several different diving sites over two weeks. What's more fascinating than scuba-diving humans swimming underwater to study octopuses in French Polynesia? Give this to budding naturalists.
I loved the narrative style of this book; Montgomery takes us on an expedition searching for octopuses, gives us some intriguing details about the researchers studying them, and even builds a little suspense! The student would need to understand that their whole paper cannot come from this book due to plagiarism so they will have to summarize or include things from their own schema or previous knowledge. Though their brains are the size of a walnut, they have amazing intelligence, and are able to solve problems, recognize faces, and remember events and experiences. The scientist finds that octopuses are very intelligent, fast, interesting and wonderful creatures. They have two weeks to find at least two locations off the island's coast where octopuses live. But no one else in the house cracked the book. It used the suckers on its tentacles. All readers will come away appreciating this amazing creature.
Scientists also explore what octopuses eat in the wild, by gathering shell middens piled near an octopus' den and identifying each type of shell. Inky probably exhausted all possible options for a den in his habitat and left to find a new one. Sy Montgomery has written some of my favorite books in the Scientists in the Field series and I had high hopes for this one, but it just didn't measure up. It is suggested to have some small treats on hand to pass out to students who contribute to the discussion, regardless of whether or not their answers are correct. The main chapters are narrations of what happened in the field, and chapters are separated by researcher bios, interesting octopus facts, details on the research station, etc.