Georgia, Florida, Alabama,
Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana
704-1 Gator Bulletin
Board – Alligators were almost hunted to extinction,
but today they have made a comeback. Alligators have a short blunt
round snout. They are only found in the Southeast United States, especially
Florida, and in China! Believe it or not they are afraid of humans
when found in the wild – but I wouldn’t get too close.
704-2 Gator Message Center –Alligators are
all over Florida in fact they are in every fresh body of water from
lakes to swamps and marshes. In fact another one turned up on todays
704-3 Fruit Slice Votive
– Citrus fruits are a major part of the South’s economy,
especially Florida. The Spanish explorers brought the first plants.
Today citrus plants such as oranges and grapefruits are the most important
group of all tropical and sub tropical plants.
704-4 Mardi Gras Mask – Mardi Gras is a traditional
holiday celebrated in many of the southern states of the USA. The
most famous celebration takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The
people there enjoy this celebration by going to parades where they
catch "beads, doubloons, cups, and trinkets" that are all
thrown from floats. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. This is the day
before Ash Wednesday, leading to the days of fasting before Easter
Sunday in the Catholic religion. Mardi Gras came to New Orleans through
its French settlers.
704-5 Sea Shell Frame
– What’s a visit to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean without
collecting shells. Did you know you’re not really hearing the
ocean when you put a shell up to your ear – what your hearing
is the constant noise around you that you tend to ignore? When you
put anything against your ear even a glass, it strengthens a certain
group of frequencies of sound – so you’re just hearing
704-6 Textured Shells
– Continue learning about shells: the size and shape of the
shell determines the sounds you hear. Make sure the previous inhabitant
of that shell is gone before you try to hear anything! The shell is
the hard outer cover secreted by the animal to protect itself.
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