Answers to Boomer's Nature
1. Name some animals that Boomer would eat.
- spiders, dragonflies,
butterflies, worms, beetles, bugs, mosquitoes, blood suckers, any small
animal such as birds, snakes, frogs, salamanders, mice
2. How did he catch his food?
- sticks out its long sticky tongue
and throws the prey back into its mouth, frogs push the food down their
throat with their eyeballs
3. What is a cannibal? - the eat their own kind (species)
4. What animals were Boomer's enemies?
- humans, herons, raccoons,
big snakes, mink, skunks, pike, snapping turtles, bass, giant water bug
5. How did Boomer keep his home clean?
- zapped out his tongue and
dunked litter into a garbage bin like a basketball player
6. What was Boomer's famous song?
loud, hoarse, repeated, drone call lasting 1 second
7. Why did all the bullfrogs think Boomer rules
- He was the biggest, strongest and loudest with good ideas
8. How did Boomer keep other boy bullfrogs out of
- warning croak, pushing, dunking his opponent, fighting
9. Would you be afraid of Boomer? Why or Why
10. Why was Boomer given the Noble Frog Peace
- Boomer helped everyone clean up their environment and
habitat all over the world
11. Describe how Boomer meets his habitat needs
under these headings: food, water, shelter, space, air, warmth, and
- food (flies), water (drinks pond water), shelter (lives in
water and along banks of wetlands), space (claims its territory by
croaking and fighting), air (breathes through skin and lungs), soil
(lives in the mud for winter), sun (sits in the sun to collect heat)
12. Finish and illustrate this sentence.
"Jugarump!...Jugarump!... The ______ is not a dump."
ground, classroom, desk, backyard, park, road, forest, neighbourhood,
lake, park, air, road, ocean, street, outer space, etc.
13. Why is it important to keep our habitat clean,
especially the river? - source of human drinking water
14. Explain the following statements:
mind is not a dump." - We should think for ourselves about
choices that are good for us. TV commercials can brainwash us.
"Don't sit on
your rump." - We need to take action to solve problems. Thinking
and talking about problems is only the first step.
15. Why are bullfrogs becoming endangered species?
- Amphibians are directly exposed to water, land, air pollution, global
wanming, habitat loss, ozone depletion, predator fish, and used for
16. Why was Boomer worried about mother earth
having a fever?
- rising water levels, less land space, melting
glaciers, habitat loss, bad weather -- hurricanes, drought, floods and
less life support for all living things -- plants, trees, humans
17. What can we do to lower Mother Earth's
- lifestyle changes in transportation - electric/hybrid
cars, walk, trains, buses - energy use - fluorescent lights, energy
saving appliances, insulation - energy sources - solar, wind, voltaic
cells, hydro. Turn lights off when not needed.
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18. Do you think one person can make a big
difference in the world like Boomer?
19. Do you know any people like Boomer?
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Keanu Reeves, David Suzuki, Bill Andrews, Elizabeth May, Dave Arthur ,
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