Bark Scorpion (Desert Animals Searchin’ for Shade)
by Meish Goldish (Author)
Booktalk: The sun shines on the hot desert sand. Meanwhile, a small animal with lobster-like pincers and a long tail hides under some tree bark. After the sun sets and the air cools, the creature—an Arizona bark scorpion—leaves its hideout and starts to hunt for prey.
It is a hot, dry afternoon in the desert.
A bark scorpion rests in a tree.
It hides under the tree bark to keep out of the burning sun.
During the day, the temperature can climb to 120°F (49°C).
Yet the scorpion stays cool in the shade of the bark.
See this page inside the book.
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STEAM DIY Activity
Watch the ‘Bark scorpions’ invade Indio news video and test your front door. What will you do if you are bitten? Make an action plan and post it on the refrigerator.
It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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