Why Do Birds Have Feathers?

From the Series Tell Me More! Science

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Everyone knows that birds have feathers, but why so many different colors and shapes? From feathers for flying, to feathers for swimming, feathers for camouflage, to feathers for attracting a mate, this book will give readers a fascinating insight into the lives of birds and their physical adaptations. Topics include how a chick’s feathers change from fluffy down to its adult flight feathers, how the bright red and yellow feathers of a macaw can actually help it stay hidden among green rain forest trees, and how feathers help keep penguins warm in the coldest place on Earth. After reading, put your knowledge to the test with a simple science project.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Animals
Copyright 2021
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003030, JNF051030, JNF051150
Dewey 598
Dimensions 8.25 x 11
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 511387
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Activities, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.