Desert Hairy Scorpion






INTRODUCTION:
Come on in! Hello my name is Ronnie the Robot and welcome to my classroom! I am learning about the Sonoran Desert but I need your help! Can you help me figure out this clue? I have a long tail with a stinger at the end. I may look scary but I just want to be your friend. I like to come out and play at night. But be careful because I might give you a fright. Who am I? A DESERT HAIRY SCORPION! That's right! Good job! Now look through this page and learn more information about the desert hairy scorpion. There is a quiz at the end of the website to test your knowledge. There are also fun activities you can do at the bottom of this page! Good luck! Bye!








WHO AM I? 
I am a Desert Hairy Scorpion and I live in the Sonoran Desert. I am brown with 8 legs. I have pincers and a stinger so be careful around me!

WHERE DO I LIVE?
I live in the Sonoran Desert. I live in the deserts of Arizona, California, and Mexico. I like to 
live in the sand and dirt.

WHAT DO I EAT?
I like to eat crickets and insects. I also like to eat very small animals. I love to eat lizards too! 





HOW DO I LOOK?
I am light brown and have a dark brown tummy. I have yellowish pincers and a stinger. I also have 8 legs.
 
HOW DO I REPRODUCE?
I grab the female's pincers and begin to dance. After we dance, we have a short fight and I run away. Once the female has the scorpion babies they live on her back for a week before they go out on their own.

FUN FACT ABOUT ME? 
I am the largest scorpion in North America. I am not dangerous because my venom is very 
weak (unless you are allergic!) but if you get stung, it hurts! When I am under a bright 
florescent light I glow and have a greenish blue color!

ACTIVITIES:
Kindergarten - Open up the attachment titled Kindergarten Activites located at the bottom of this page. Have the student(s) practice their Ss's and then color the scorpion! Then read a story to the child(ren) about scorpions. 
First and Second Grade - Open up the attachment titled First and Second Grade Activites. Have the student(s) draw a scorpion and color it! Then have the child(ren) write a short story or fun facts about scorpions. Next, read a story to the child(ren).
Third Grade - Have the student(s) write a poem on a Word Document or a sheet of paper about scorpions with pictures. Next, read a story to the child(ren).
 
*Open up the attachment titled Directions for Activites to see a detailed actitvity plan. This attachment also lists recommended books about scorpions.

Assessment: 
 YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ME BELOW (click on the titles to take you to the page):
  • The Big Zoo: World news and descriptions about animals, zoos, and conversations. 
  • Pet Bugs: Information about "bugs" including how to take care of them, where to purchase, and descriptions.
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Danielle Gonzales,
Sep 27, 2011, 12:11 AM
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