2 Characteristics Caves are underground rooms[made from limestone] Caves also form lava and other rocksMost of water dries, leaving minerals behindThe minerals form stalactites that hang from cave ceilingsSome water on stalactites drips to the floor forming stalagmitesStalagmites grow from cave floors towards the ceiling
3 Location Mammoth cave is in Kentucky Missouri is called the Cave State Vornoja Krubera Cave is in Asia’s Republic of Georgia
4 Plants Mosses and ferns grow near cave entrances[where light shines] Mushrooms, Molds and other fungi[other types of organism that has no leaves, more than one fungus is fungi] are not plants.They don’t need light to grow.
5 AnimalsMany fish in cave lakes and rivers don’t have eyes , so they get around by feeling or smelling.Other animals hibernate in caves.Bears, bats and crickets spend cold months in caves.
6 Work CitedNiz , Ellen . Caves. Minnesota, Mankato: Capstone Press, 2006.
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