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Living Fossils

Living fossils cover.
Sj level 2 cover image oct2012.

by Sue Gibbison

This article describes tuatara and how they are bred in captivity. Photos, including X-rays, and a glossary provide support for students as they learn about this fascinating animal. Some of the concepts may be challenging for students, particularly “living fossils”, extinction, and X-rays. Also, the article contains mixed text types, although these are clearly signalled through headings. 

Series: School Journal Level 2, October 2012

Learning area: Science

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: tuatara, bred in captivity, animal, living fossils, extinction, X-rays

In: School Journal Level 2, October 2012

Publication date: October 2012

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