Activity 2: Animal Research Report

Posted By on Dec 22, 2013


Humpback whale

Humpback whale

1a. Classification: Vertebrate? Explain why. _________________________________________________________________________
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1b. Common name: ____________________________________________

1c. Scientific name: ___________________________________________

 

 

2. What kind of vertebrate: Mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, etc? Explain how you know.

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3a. Describe the physical characteristics (size, color, etc): _________________________________________________________________________
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3b. Does your animal camouflage, and if so, describe? _________________________________________________________________________
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3c. Does your animal have unique adaptations which give it an advantage to see, hear, run, forage, hunt, etc? _________________________________________________________________________
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4a. Range: Where are they found on a global scale (around the world and across USA)? _________________________________________________________________________
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4b. Does your animal migrate, and if so, where? _________________________________________________________________________
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5a. Population: How many exist? _________________________________________________________________________
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5b. Status: Endangered, Threatened, or Stable _________________________________________________________________________
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5c. Reproduction: How often does female have offspring (babies)? How long is she pregnant? _________________________________________________________________________
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6. Habitat: Describe their home: _________________________________________________________________________
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7. Diet: What do they eat? _________________________________________________________________________
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8. Do they prey upon certain animals? If so, which ones? _________________________________________________________________________
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9. Who are their predators (who eats them)? _________________________________________________________________________
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10. Where does your animal fit in the food web? _________________________________________________________________________
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10.5 What is the behavior of your animal?

 

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11. Did/do native people hunt this animal, and if so, describe what they used/use the animal for (meat, fur for clothing, bones to make tools), etc? _________________________________________________________________________
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12. What do you find most interesting about your animal? _________________________________________________________________________
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References

(Please write all of the websites where you found your information. This is very important to do when doing research!)

 

www.watsonvillewetlandwatch.org

www.discovertheforest.org

www.nationalgeographic.com or Google: National Geographic for Kids

 

Note: When you are researching on the Internet, Google your animal, for example, put in the search window www.google.com, then type in coyote information for kids, or coyote facts for kids. That way you’ll get links to web-sites for children which will be easier for you to read.

 

**Very important! Remember not to copy the information in your book, but rather put the information in your own words. Copying is called plagiarism and is against copyright laws!

 

Have fun. You will become an expert on your animal. Share your knowledge with your family, friends, classmates, etc…

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