Mystery Mouths

Mystery Mouths introduces students to the concept of adaptations by providing them with the opportunity to examine the characteristics of various animal mouths. First the students are shown a mouth and asked to examine it. They then turn the page and learn what kind of animal has such a mouth, and what these mouth adaptations allow the animal to do. The students also examine skulls and animals with similar mouth structures and compare how they are similar and different. The structure of this book makes it an ideal text for students to practice and use the science and comprehension skills they’ve been learning thus far—examining the visual evidence offered by the skulls in the book and making inferences based on this evidence.