California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Sensitive Claude

Alligators may have thick skin, but they’re pretty sensitive, too. Learn more about their surprisingly delicate sense of touch with Academy biologist Brian.

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

  1. What does the word “sensitive” mean? Can you think of any other meanings?
  2. What part of an alligator’s body is extra sensitive to touch, like pressure and vibration?
  3. How might this sensitivity help an alligator survive in its natural habitat?
  4. Do you think alligators would be sensitive in the same way if they didn’t hunt and live in the water? Why or why not?

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