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Investigating God's World 5th Grade Chapter 2

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Echidnas
egg laying mammals
Insectivores
mammals that eat insects
Nocturnal
active at night
Herbivores
plant eating mammals
Vertebrate
any animal with a spine or backbone
Habitat
place where an animal prefers to live
Hibernate
to stay inactive in the winter
Blubber
layer of fat; keeps sea animals warm
Marsupials
mammals that have a special pouch where young finish developing
Incisors
these keep growing in a rodent
Bubonic Plague
disease carried by fleas on rats
Domesticated
tamed animal
Bat
only flying mammal
Aardvark
sticky tongue for eating termites
Platypus
can find underwater insects with my sensitive bill; lays eggs
Shrew
must eat almost 24 hr a day to stay alive
Mole
have tiny ears and eyes, large paws; spends most time underground; ruins lawns with it burrows
Rabbit
has large incisors but is not a rodent; often a pet
Kangaroo
hopping marsupial from Australia
Characteristic of mammals
warm-blooded
Characteristic of mammals
have backbone
Characteristic of mammals
produce milk
Characteristic of mammals
breathe with lungs
Characteristic of mammals
have hair
Characteristic of mammals
most have four limbs
Characteristic of mammals
most give birth to live young
Pelts
animal skins
Carnivores
meat eaters
Canines
scientific name for dogs
Stalk
sneak up on
Eyeshine
glow of a cat's eyes in the dark
Purebred
an animal whose mother and father are the same breed
Instinct
inherited behavior pattern
Felines
scientific name for cats
Intelligence
the ability to learn a behavior
Characteristic of cats
retractile front claws
Characteristic of cats
whiskers
Characteristic of cats
rough toungue
Characteristic of cats
padded feet
Chase their prey
the way a dog hunts
Stalk and Pounce their prey
the way a cat hunts
Characteristic of Polar Bears
ears are small and close to its head to keep them from freezing
Characteristic of Polar Bears
black skin absorbs the warmth
Characteristic of Polar Bears
feet are webbed
Characteristic of Polar Bears
clear fur
Characteristic of Polar Bears
thick layer of blubber
Balance of Nature
God's care for nature by giving it the ability to respond to change
Ruminants
clove-hoofed animals
Cuds
food balls formed by special bacteria in the rumen
Selective Breeding
the practice of choosing an animal's parents to get certain characteristics
Apes
primates without tails
Silverbacks
old male gorillas
Frogs
padded cushions on the bottom of a horse's feet that acts as a shock absorber
Foals
newborn horses
Antlers
made of solid bone; fall off in spring
New World Monkey
tail can grasp
Old World Monkey
tail cannot grasp
How a horse is helpful to man
wide back to carrying a rider
How a horse is helpful to man
large, powerful body to pull heavey loads
How a horse is helpful to man
speed and endurance for running
How a horse is helpful to man
long legs to cover alot of ground with each step
How a horse is helpful to man
large leg muscles at the top of its leg to move in big strides
How a horse is helpful to man
deep chest, large lungs, wide nostrils for large amonts of air when they run
How a horse is helpful to man
intelligence to learn and remember
How a horse is helpful to man
excellent senses of smell, hearing, and sight for awareness of the things around them
Horn
made of hollow bone covered by the same thing as fingernails, not shed each year
Five fingers
how a primate's hand is like a man's hand
Bristles
tough, short hairs found on pigs
Fur
soft, dense hair
Quills
sharp prickly hairs used for protection
Spines
harder than quills
Whiskers
long, facial hairs used for touch
Wool
very thinck, curly hair
Mammary Glands
milk-producing structures of female mammals
Rodents
largest group of mammals
Size
the major difference between a rat and a mouse
Guard Hairs
gives the dog's coat shape and texture
Tiger
the longest cat
Lion
the only cat with a mane
Jaguar
the largest cat in the Americas
Cheetah
the fastest land animal on earth
Bobcat
smaller than a lynx
Colt
young male horse
Mare
mother horse
Stallion
father horse
Filly
young female horse
Moose
the largest deer
Cattle
supply half of the world's meat
Caribou
similar to reindeer but larger
Sheep
provide man with wool
Goats
the poor man's cows
Bovids
Cattle, sheep and goats
Bighorn
mountain-dwelling sheep
Endagered Species
few of their kind exists in the wild
Extinct Species
their kind no longer exists
Domestic Animals
animals that have been trained and raised for man's use through many generations
Molars
back teeth
Scavengers
animals which et other animals that have already died
Social Animals
animals that live in groups with others of the same kind
Warmblooded
designed to maintain a relatively constant body temperature