In Term two we did a science project about plant and animal adaptations. My project was on the thorny devil. In the project I learnt that the thorny devil can shoot blood out of its eyes, I also learnt that the thorny devil can drink from any part of its body and that it has a fake head.
3 Facts I found interesting about the Thorny Devil.
- The thorny devil can change colour to the time of day it is to help regulate its temperature and to help camoflauge.
- I found it really interesting that the Thorny Devil has a false head to confuse predators, so the predators don’t attack the real head.
- It was interesting that the thorny devil could shoot blood out of its eyes.
2 understandings I know have.
- I understand that the thorny devil shoots blood out of its eyes to make a predator think that it is hurt and then the predator will retreat to its home.
- I also understand that the thorny devil has groves that make it possible for the animal to drink from any part of its body.
1 thing I am left wondering about.
- I still wonder if the Thorny Devil evolved from something and if it did, what did it evolve from?
I found this project fun and interesting. I had a great partner who was really good at some of the things I’m not so good at, and I was good at things she wasn’t as good at, so we worked well together. Carah made a power point presentation with all the information that we had found together. I made the model and the diorama because I’m good at making things. Then we helped each other to make the overall project even better. I learnt a lot about myself doing this project, like that I should make more eye contact when giving a presentation. I also learnt how to plan and complete a full science experiment, including writing down our facts and observations. I found this to be a very fun and interesting experiment. I would like to do more of these. Carah helped to show me how to record the information neatly and clearly. All these skills I learnt will help me with science experiments and other projects in the future.
My goal when I work in a group to do a project again would be to make sure everyone has felt like they’ve done equal amounts of work. We were good at this, but I want to keep doing it in the future. I also want to make sure we work out who is good at what so we can use everyone’s strengths to get the best project we can.