Thursday 25 April 2013

Fact Hunters: Snakes, giraffes and rainforests

Chloe Wager
Incredibly the rainforest is made up of different layers: the emergent layer, the canopy, the understory and the forest floor. Different animals and plants live at each level of the forest. Parrots- who live mostly in the canopy layer – have powerful beaks to allow them to open nuts and tough fruits.

Katrina Weaver
Did you know that glass is made from sand? Although glass is a very resilient material, windows, Pyrex glass, mirrors, and crystal cannot be recycled. However most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass. Glass never wears out, it can be recycled forever.

Sky Griffiths
Despite having incredibly long necks, giraffes only have seven bones ones to make up that towering height! Their necks enable them to reach the leaves on trees and they also use them when male giraffes fight each other.

Hakeem Bakreem
Did you know that the word Boomslang means ‘tree snake’? Amazingly the biggest boomslang found was 1.8metres long. That’s as long as your settee! Boomslang skin was used by Harry Potter to make a potion (Chamber of Secrets).

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