California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Swamp Talk

Get your feet wet with Academy educator Melissa as she leads you on a tour of the cypress swamp habitat at the Academy.

Halfway through, follow along with a draw-the-swamp activity—all you need are markers, a piece of tape, and three pieces of paper. (You can also use this template if you like.)

While you watch this video, think about the three questions below. Share your answers with a friend or family member or just think in your head.

  1. Alligators are ambush predators who wait for their prey to get close before they pounce. What does that remind you of? Can you think of any other animals that might be ambush predators?
  2. What do you notice about the teeth on the alligator and crocodile skulls? What do you think they like to eat?
  3. What are some ways alligators impact the swamp?

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