Tom’s tick provides a great source of amusement during school as Tom and Joe manipulate it on their slate. Ticks are not insects but arachnids, like spiders or scorpions, and are dependent upon a host to survive. Today, ticks are considered a hazard of camping and outdoor activity as they can carry Lyme disease.
Your mission for this chapter:
Using the website below, answer the following question:
Why were Tom and Joe able to keep the tick on the slate for so long?