First we stamped our passport and entered our first country in South America.
What we learned:
- Howler monkeys are incredibly loud monkeys and sleep for 15 hours a day. We watched Howler Monkeys by National Geographic
- The worlds smallest true deer is called a Pudu and watched a video of a one day old baby and it's mother.
- We met a Chacoan Pecary whose name means a pig from green hell (Sir N thought this was very funny indeed) one interesting fact is that it was first discovered as a fossil and considered extinct until around 1975 when they were 'rediscovered' alive and well. (Sure hope Tyrannosaurus Rex is still extinct....)
- Tuco-Tuco are little rodents whose skin does not fit them, have large heads and small ears with strong back legs for digging and bristles on their hind feet to groom themselves. We watched a short YouTube of one digging a burrow.
- Banana spiders got their name from hiding in banana boxes and are the worlds most venomous spider.
- Humpback Whales have two blow holes! We watched a few on line clips and two of interest were: They use a net of bubbles to hunt and saw just how small a person is in comparison to a humpback.
- Sir N decided he doesn't want to go to Argentina because he can't use Australian money there so we had a lesson in exchanging money.
- We watched a 9 min video of the Iguassu Falls. Well worth the time to see the different aspects of this magnificent creation.
- We watched Jungle Girl - Florencio Varela Zoo in Argentina
- We watched a 2 min video on Ostrich as a food in Argentina.
- On my search for food in Argentina I discovered Victor's Food Channel and enjoyed watching A Taste of South America (Brazil and Argentina. We enjoyed seeing a bit of the country side, tastes and sounds.
- While watching this video I saw a lady making pies and though ah we can make those for dinner.(post on this tomorrow)
All in all an interesting place and Sir N and I would really like to go and see the Iguassu Falls.
Here are our worksheets:
No books to share as our library had none that were relevant for younger audiences.
Next stop: Venezuela