Robotic Animals – level 2

08-03-2017 07:00

The Horniman Museum in London is hosting an exhibition. It allows children to understand how the natural world works. They can, for example, catch bugs and use bat sonar.

There are robotic models of animals. The robotic platypus has big red lights on its bill. The real platypus has no lights, but it can feel the electricity of other animals.

The robotic housefly shows how it sucks up its food like a vacuum cleaner.

Difficult words: sonar (a special type of sound; bats can ‘see’ in the dark with sonar), platypus (an unusual Australian animal which has a bill like that of a duck), bill (beak; the hard ‘nose’ of birds or other animals).

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