From the Series Science Behind the Colors
In this book, early fluent readers will learn how cuttlefish use colors to camouflage themselves, hunt, attract mates, and warn off predators. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about cuttlefish, their habitat, behaviors, and science behind their amazing, bright colors.
An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about cuttlefish using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Cuttlefish also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Cuttlefish is part of Jump!'s Science Behind the Colors series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||Animals, Science and Math|
|Number of Pages||24|
Booklist Review of Science Behind the Colors
The eye-catching Science behind the Colors series uses pigment and patterns as an inroad into studying some of the animal king- dom’s most curiously colorful creatures. Each title is broken into short chapters, with only a few sentences per page, that explain how each creature’s colors aid in its survival and biological processes.
Cuttlefish presents various types of this mollusk, which can change color and texture in order to camouflage or hunt. Mandrills introduces this west African baboon, its bright rump, and relevant social habits. Parrots flaunts a number of these flamboyant birds and the messages displayed in their feathers, while Rainbow Boas shows how beautiful snakes can be with their prismatic scales.
The text is simple but ef fective, respecting readers enough to introduce terms like pigment, testosterone, and epidermis. Clean, accommodating layouts and an appropriately colorful design make this series quite reader friendly, but the headlining event is unquestionably the engaging, attractive animal photography that fills each book’s pages.
The main text is supported by fact boxes and back matter including a glossary, index, further resources, and illustrative activities that can be done with mostly household items. A solid choice for all collections, sure to please animal lovers while also providing enough specificity to serve as a resource for young researchers.
Author: Alicia Z. Klepeis
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Cuttlefish - Science Behind the Colors
Cuttlefish squirt ink to hide from predators. See how it works with this activity! View available downloads →