5th grade Investigating God's World Chapter 2 Study Guide
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animals with backbones
warmblooded vertebrates that produce milk, breathe with lungs, and have at least some hair.
_______________ have four limbs and give birth to live young.
kind of place an animal prefers to live
animals that live in small or large groups with others of the same kind
maintaining a relatively constant body temperature
Female mammals have been provided with special _________________ which produces milk only as long as the young are nursing and need the milk
a mammal that gives birth to offspring which finish developing in a special pouch
hatch from eggs
The platypus and the echidna ____________ which have a leathery shell.
the smallest rodents
are mice (2½ to 3½ inches long)
the largest rodents
are the capybaras (can grow up to four feet and weigh up to 150 pounds)
All _______ are herbivores.
are familiar rodents that may live in trees or on the ground.
active only at night
Shrews, moles, and hedgehogs are
the only mammals that fly
an animal whose mother and father are of the same breed
is the ability to learn a behavior pattern
is an inherited behavior pattern
wild dog that is smaller than the wolf and inhabits much of the United States and Canada
the smallest and most widespread of all the wild dogs, have sharp, pointed faces with large ears and, unlike most dogs, they also have long, bushy tails.
Scientist refer to cats as ___________.
are considered felines
lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, cougars, lynxes, bobcats, and wildcats.
dogs and cats
are skilled hunters with a keen sense of balance
In order to help cats hunt better and see better in the dark, God put inside the back of their eyes a special mirrorlike structure which reflects light and produces the glow known as __________.
The lion is the only cat with a ___________ and a tuft of fur at the end of its tail.
a long, sleek cat found in Africa and Asia
the fast land animal on earth
are good swimmers.
Under the skin of a polar bear is a thick layer of _____________ which acts like a rubber wetsuit by insulating its body from the icy arctic waters
five tones of bamboo
One giant panda over the course of a year can eat an incredible _____________.
The distinct odor of the skunk is the odor of the __________ it manufactures. Although all the members of the weasel family produce ___________, only the skunk has the ability to spray it at a target.
chimpanzee, or chimp
Probably the best known of the apes is the ______________________________.
Many valuable medical discoveries have been made by using ______________ as research animals.
In addition to the hoof, a horse has a padded cushion known as the _______ on the bottom of its foot.
Ruminants have a ________________________________.
In the four-chambered stomach of a ruminant, food is processed with a special bacteria which help the action of the rumen to form the food into balls called _________.
the largest deer
The members of the ____________ are the only animals with antlers.
Unlike horns, antlers are solid ________.
balance of nature
We see God's care in nature as an amazing design that we call the ___________. One of the main ideas in the _______________. is that of change and the ability of nature to respond to change.
species no longer exist; through the centuries, many animals have become __________.
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