By Lauri Berkenkamp, Blair Shedd
From averting predators to navigating during the jungle with no compass, this leading edge advisor presents little ones with the very important instruments one would want if misplaced within the Amazon. delivering useful survival concepts in response to actual tales, young children will study classes that may be tailored to nearly any outdoors scenario, akin to making fireplace, decoding animal tracks, and utilizing the flora and fauna for all to create helpful provides. beginning with an informative part at the area and its humans, this crucial source combines heritage and technological know-how in a enjoyable and interesting means. proof and sidebars at the neighborhood creatures and vegetation are interspersed in addition to 15 actions for the house or classroom—from creating a fishing spear to selecting how a lot water is required to stick healthy.
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But they didn’t know it. 38 Finding Food words to know malnourished: when you don’t get enough of the right food to keep you healthy and strong. lush: word to describe lots of richly green plants. nutrients: the substances in food and soil that keep animals and plants healthy and growing. hectare: a metric unit of land equal to 107,000 square feet, or about 21/2 acres. The explorers ate only the tops of palms, Brazil nuts, and the few small animals they could shoot and kill. By the time the expedition reached civilization, all of the men were sick and malnourished.
First, you need When you find water, you’re also likely to find birds. The to cut off the banana plant about Amazon has some of the most amazing and colorful a foot above the ground. Then birds in the world—and lots of them! Scientists have counted more than 1,500 different species of birds in scoop out the trunk to form a Amazonia. In one study, scientists counted 500 different bowl. Over time the trunk will kinds of birds in only a few square miles of rainforest. fill with water. It will be really Most birds live in the canopy layer, which makes bitter at first, but if you toss out bird watching tricky.
A banana plant can are the size of sparrows. supply you with fresh water Parrots travel together in flocks. They often gather for several days once the bitter on tree branches at open riverbanks and marshes. water is gone. Hundreds, and even thousands of parrots, especially macaws, can gather at a single site. 57 DISCOVER THE AMAZON Stagnant Water Sources If the only water available is still water, such as in swamps, ponds, or even a deep puddle, you can drink from it if you absolutely need to.