Coyote

 
 




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 may look like your pet but I run in the wild. I like to be loud and howl like a child. I live in the Sonoran Desert and hunt in a pack. If you come too close, I may attack. Who am I? A COYOTE! That's right! Good job! Now look through this page and learn more information about the coyote. 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 coyote and I live in the Sonoran Desert. I love to eat small animals and howl at night. I am brown and look very similar to a dog.

 
WHERE DO I LIVE? 
I live in the Sonoran Desert. I mostly live in Arizona, southern California, and parts of Mexico. I like to live alone or in groups called packs. We like to live and sleep in dens! 

 
WHAT DO I EAT?
I like to eat small animals like rabbits, rodents, insects, birds, lizards, and snakes. I also like to eat plants and flowers but meat is definitely my favorite! If I am in a big group we will sometimes hunt bigger animals like deer, anteope, elk, and cattle.
 

HOW DO I LOOK?
I have a tan fur coat with brown and grey. My belly is usually white. I have pointy ears and a 
bushy tail. I may look like your pet dog!


HOW DO I REPRODUCE? 
I have babies in January or February. I have about 5 to 8 pups who stay with me until they are about 2 years old. My pups can go hunt for food when they are only 2 ½ months old!
 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME? 
I howl to keep track of my family. I also howl to communicate with other coyotes. My favorite time to howl is in the evening or night.



ACTIVITIES:
Kindergarten - Open up the attachment titled Kindergarten Activites located at the bottom of this page. Have the student(s) practice their Cc's and then color the coyote! Then read a story to the child(ren) about coyotes. 
 
First and Second Grade - Open up the attachment titled First and Second Grade Activites. Have the student(s) draw a coyote and color it! Then have the child(ren) write a short story or fun facts about coyotes. 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 coyotes 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 coyotes.

 
Assessment:
YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ME BELOW (click on the titles to take you to the page):
  • The Desert Museum: This is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in once place!
  • Blue Planet Biomes: This site is dedicated to the biomes of our planet, created by kids!
  • Planet Ozkids: This site is dedicated to facts, myths, and legends of various animals.
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Danielle Gonzales,
Sep 26, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Danielle Gonzales,
Sep 26, 2011, 11:50 PM
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Danielle Gonzales,
Sep 26, 2011, 11:50 PM
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