Koala

By: Mae and Shannon


Post Finished project Here

  • (AFTER you complete the notes below!)


Notes: Physical Description


What does this animal look like? Be sure to name unique characterstics of your animal!

  • they have hands and feet instead of paws like humans
  • The female adult koala has a pouch
  • a newborn koala is smaller than your thumb
  • small even when full grown
  • they have stubby noses


koala.jpg
koala_2.jpg

Does your animal always look the same, or does its appearance ever change? (From baby to adult? From season to season?)

  • this koala changes through the circle of life!

Does your animal's appearance protect it in any way?

  • yes, it sometimes blend into the tree branches

Notes: Habitat


  • Where does your animal live?

  • the koala lives in southeastern Australia
  • map of area of habitat
    map of area of habitat
  • http://go.grolier.com/

  • What is that place like? (Forest, desert, water, weather?)

  • southeastern Australia is a desert

Is that place always the same? Does it ever change? How?

  • temperate climates
  • winter, summer



Notes: Food Chain


What does your animal's food chain look like?
  • the dingo, owl,and wedge-tailed eagle eat the koala. the koala eats the eucalyptus plant and the gum tree
  • koala_food_chain_inpiration.jpg

Does your animal prey on any other animals? If so, name them!

  • no it eats plants

Does your animal have any predators? If so, name them!

  • dingo
  • owl
  • wedged-tailed eagle


Notes: Life Cycle


How does your animal's life cycle begin? As a baby? An egg?

  • the koala starts as a baby
  • add a picture of your animal at the beginning of its life cycle here

What changes does your animal go through to become an adult?

  • the koala starts out as a joey
  • the joey leaves its mother's pouch at age of 9 months
  • female koalas start breeding at age 2 years
  • male koalas start breeding at 4 years


I Wonder Questions (and answers)

  • add questions here. Make sure each partner has at least 2 of their own questions and answers. For question prompts check here - questiontypes.pdf.
  • challenge - add bulleted answer underneath each question



Resource #1: Title of book, website, or encyclopedia here

  • We used a website and two books.
  • Book #1 title: Koala
  • Book #2 title: Koalas
  • the website we used is go.grolier.com

Resource #2: Title of book, website, or encyclopedia here

  • What kind of resource was this? Book, website? article?
  • Who was the author of this source?
  • What page did you find your information on, or what is the website URL?

Resource #3: Title of book, website, or encyclopedia here

  • What kind of resource was this? Book, website? article?
  • Who was the author of this source?
  • What page did you find your information on, or what is the website URL?

Image Credits


Example! http://frishman10.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Life+Cycle+of+a+Kangaroo