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Friday, 19 June 2020

Enjoy the explanation texts by Elly, Gabriel and Benjamin. They were studying some interesting scientific facts and share them with us.

Why are whiskers important for cats?

Do you know why cats have whiskers?
Whiskers don’t just look cute. They move around and help the cat to hunt.

Whiskers are sensory tools like eyes or ears. 
Cats can’t see very well so they pick up air movement with their whiskers to hunt.

Cats can feel, ‘’I can fit there! “, when they try to fit into a tight space. If the cats can’t fit, the whiskers touch.

Now I know why whiskers are important for cats, I feel very surprised.

Thank you.

Elly Lee

Cats Have Whiskers

Do you know why cats have whiskers? Whiskers don't just look cute.They move around and help the cat hunt.

Cats can’t see very well what is close to them. The cat can see well what is far away. The cat’s whiskers help the cat to hunt. When a mouse is too close to them, the whiskers point forward and pick up the air movement of the moving mouse.

The cat has whiskers for playing. For example, the cat tries to fit into a box. If the cat’s whiskers touch the box, it knows. “I can’t fit!”

I didn’t know anything about whiskers, but now I know lots. 

By Gabriel Walfrido


Do you know why cats have whiskers? Whiskers don’t just look cute. They move around and help the cat to hunt. 

Cats have whiskers, because cats can’t see very well.  Whiskers help cats to hunt. Cats have noses, ears, eyes, mouths and paws, but cats also have whiskers. They are also a sensory tool. The cat's whiskers can feel air move, when a mouse is running past.

Whiskers show people how the cat is feeling.
If the whiskers are pointing away from the cat, that
means the cat is happy. If the whiskers are pulled back, it means that the cat is angry.

I feel surprised about the whiskers. I thought the cat's whiskers were not important, but I found out the whiskers are very important for the cat.

By Benjamin Lee


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