Teacher’s questions for This Shrimp Packs a Punch

SCIENCE

Before reading:

1. List what you know about lobsters, crabs, shrimp and other crustaceans.

2. Armor and weapons aren’t unique to humans. Can you think of any examples from nature?

During reading:

1. What gives mantis shrimp their cartoonish appearance?

2. How can a mantis shrimp smash glass?

3. Mantis shrimp share a partial name with the praying mantis. Why is that?

4. What is a smasher? A spearer?

5. Mantis shrimp do what with their clubs to make them even more lethal?

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