Waterville 4th Grade
Literate About Biodiversity of the Waterville Plateau
4th Grade Herpetologist
We study reptiles in our classroom
Scientific Questions & Analysis:
Does the Short-horned lizard live in farm fields?
Reptile Project design matrix (pdf)
Short-horned lizard Project design matrix (pdf)
Reptiles of Waterville
Western rattlesnake (Crotalis viridis) [Pronounced:
crow tell’ iss vurry
Diet: The rattlesnakes eat a variety of small rodents and insects. They don’t lik up water. They get their water from the existing liquids inside their prey’s body.
The rattles are a series of hollow beads that shake to warn you. Rattlesnakes
get a new bead every time they shed their skin. That can be several times a
Herpetologist = One who studies reptiles and amphibians.
Herpetology = The branch of zoology that studies reptiles and amphibians.
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