Human Inventions and Crane Adaptations

Directions: Match the crane's needs with a human invention that allows us to do what cranes do naturally. (Use the list of human inventions below, or think up your own!)

Crane Need

Human Invention

1. Crack open blue crabs

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2. Walk in shallow lakes and rivers without getting tummy wet

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3. Walk on soft, goopy mud without sinking in

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4. Swallow great big crabs without choking

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5. Breathe at high altitudes

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6. Make loud "music"

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7. Migrate long distances

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8. Keep warm and dry in bad weather

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9. Communicate with family over a mile away

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List of Human Inventions
A. Snowshoes
B. Oxygen tank
C. Hat, jacket, raincoat
D. Cars, buses, trains, or airplanes
E. Nutcracker
F. Telephone
G. Stilts
H. Trumpet
I. Knife and fork

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