100 Facts Elephants is bursting with detailed images, loads of activities and exactly 100 amazing facts for kids aged 7+ years. Children will learn everything they need to know about the biggest land-living creatures in the world.
• Simple activities help children put difficult ideas into context.
• Looks at different elephant species and where they live.
• Cartoons and fun facts add humour to learning.
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100 Facts Elephants contains key topics about the extraordinary lives of elephants in straightforward numbered facts. Each fact is accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs, which add visual meaning to the information for kids. This elephant book for kids aged 7+ years is ideal for school projects and homework.
Topics covered in 100 Facts Elephants:
• Elephant ancestors and the three main types of elephant left in the world
• Communication, reproduction and life at the waterhole
• The ivory trade and human interaction with elephants
'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• In 1979 there were 1.3 million elephants in Africa. Ten years later almost half of those elephants had been killed, many for their ivory tusks.
• When elephants pass the spot where a relative has died, they sometimes stop and pause for several minutes, as if remembering.
• During World War I, elephants were taken out of circuses and zoos and used to move heavy loads needed for building work.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive:
• Quiz question: Dugongs and manatees live in the water. True or false?
• Work that nose! Find out what it's like to have a trunk by seeing if you can hold a pencil between your upper lip and nose.
• Make a mini-trunk using a drinking straw and a glass of water. Suck some water up the straw and place your finger over the top. What happens to the water? What happens if you release your finger?
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