People and animals communicate with their own species and with other species. Are there common elements in all forms of communications? What are the limits of their language? What are the strengths of that language? Can you tell a short story in that language? Choose one website from each of the three categories: Animal Communication Human Communication Other Sites to Explore
Elephants Read this article and write a short paragraph about the reasons scientists believe elephants communicate even when they do not hear any sounds. Also include what parts of the elephant gives clues that communication is taking place.
Ways Animals Communicate Read this page of information and answer four of the following questions. 1. According to this site, what are the four means of communication used by animal species? 2. Give two examples of animals that use scent to communicate and explain the purpose or message. 3. What mammals generally speak using squeaking sounds? 4. Give an example of sight communication. 5. How can animals use touch to communicate? 6. Share anything else you found interesting or ask a question about your reading.
Secret Codes Secret codes are fun for friends and important in keeping secrets between govenments.
Explore three types of codes: Reverse, Morse, Number Strand
1. Solve the code in the box.
2. Write a one sentence message to Ms. Brekke-Brownell.
3. Write the message in the specific code.
American Sign Language Read the page. 1. Click on American Manual Alphabet Chart. Review page and then sign your name. 2. Click on Amerian Manual Alphabet:Described Version. Sign your first name. 3. Click on "Mysterious Secret Language Mystery Riddles:Text/Graphic Version. Choose five riddles to try to solve.