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This car has a bunch of holes in its windshield! Why? What do you think fell from the sky and broke the glass?
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Ice that fell from the sky (called a hailstorm) broke the window! Hailstones are usually smaller than marbles, but these are huge!
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These people have hard hats on to protect their heads, but they aren’t construction workers. What could fall on them in a forest?
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Here’s a hint. This is a safety sign, warning people of the danger in the forest. Does this give you any ideas?
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The danger is...pine cones! These are the largest and heaviest kinds of pine cones on Earth. Some are as heavy as bowling balls!
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In Africa, big cats like leopards can actually climb trees! Why would it be helpful for a leopard to be all the way up there?
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Being in the tree helps the leopard hide, and gives it a great view of below! Animals don’t expect predators to jump from trees!
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Have you heard of sugar gliders or flying squirrels? They can’t actually fly, but they can jump off tall things and glide safely down!
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Which of these other animals do you think can glide through the air? Why?
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Some lizards and frogs can! The frog has giant webbed toes; the lizard has extra skin on its sides. These help them parachute down!
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Amazingly, a type of snake from Asia can glide too! When it jumps off trees, it makes its body wider, acting kind of like a parachute!
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Imagine that YOU wanted to glide. What could you make? Think like an inventor! (Hint: What parts of the squirrel help it glide?)
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Check out this "wingsuit" invention! It has cloth between the arms and legs, like the flying squirrel’s skin! (Don’t try this at home.)
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