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Animals Vocabulary List & Definitions

diurnal occurring or active during, or belonging to, the daytime


rather than nighttime.

diversity the state or condition of being unlike; dissimilarity, a


variety.

extinction the act or process of becoming or making extinct, or of


being ended or putting an end to.

habitat the natural environment of a plant or animal.

herbivore an animal that feeds on plants.

invertebrate without a spinal column or backbone; not vertebrate.

nocturnal active at night.

predator an animal that eats the flesh of others.

prey the object of a hunt or pursuit, usu. one animal caught


and eaten by another.

a member of the large group of animals that have a


vertebrate backbone or spinal column, including mammals, birds,
amphibians, reptiles, and fishes.

carnivore a flesh-eating animal, esp. a meat-eating mammal. a


plant that eats insects.

the preservation of a resource, esp. a natural resource


conservation such as soil, water, or forests, from loss, pollution, or
waste.

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Animals Word Chop Worksheet


Directions: The table below contains words that have been chopped in half. Find the pieces
that fit together and write them in the answer area below.

carn diu ivore ey

pr itat hab conser

ator herb pred invert

extin verte dive vore

rnal ebrates ivore rsity

urnal vation brates omni

ction noct

Answers:

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Animals Cryptogram Worksheet


Directions: Unscramble the words by placing the correct letter in the shaded
boxes. Use the numbered boxes to complete the answer to the riddle.

RIDDLE:

What is the fastest four-legged predator?

VREORNIAC RONTCALUN RYEP

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

NITEOTCXIN ERTISDVYI RNLUDAI

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3 1 4

ATAIHTB ATRRODEP IVEMRNOO

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2 5

ANSWER:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _

1 2 3 3 4 5 2

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If I Was A.... ? Worksheet


Animals

1. Choose an animal you


would like to be. Pretend
you are this animal for the
____________________
remaining questions.
Animals Name

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2. Describe your natural
enemies. _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

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3. What do you eat? _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

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4. Where do you live? _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

_________________________________________________
5. Do humans help or hurt
you? Why? _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

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Animals Group Creative Writing

Directions: As a group, you have 25 minutes to write a brief story using the words below.

HERBIVORE DIURNAL PREY HABITAT

CONSERVATION CARNIVORE INVERTEBRATES VERTEBRATES

NOCTURNAL PREDATOR OMNIVORE DIVERSITY

EXTINCTION

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Plant And Animal Cells KWL

K W L
What I Know What I Want To Learn What I Have Learned

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Animals Maze Worksheet


Directions:

Help the elephant find his dinner.

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Animals Acrostic Poem


An acrostic poem is one where you choose a word or name and use each letter in the name as
the beginning of a word or line that tells something about that person or topic.

Example: An acrostic poem using the word "Sun."

Sometimes when we go to the beach, I will get sunburn.

Usually, if I put sun block on my skin, I will not burn.

Noon is when I'm really prone to burning.

Write an Acrostic Poem using the word below.

A
N
I
M
A
L
S

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Animals Vocabulary Quiz


1. herbivore of, concerning, or occurring in the night:

the act or process of becoming or making extinct, or of


2. habitat
being ended or putting an end to.

the object of a hunt or pursuit, usu. one animal caught


3. conservation
and eaten by another.

4. prey the state or condition of being unlike; dissimilarity.

5. diversity an animal that feeds on plants.

the act of preserving and protecting from loss,


6. nocturnal
destruction, or waste.

7. carnivore the natural environment of a plant or animal.

a member of the large group of animals that have a


8. predator backbone or spinal column, including mammals, birds,
amphibians, reptiles, and fishes.

a flesh-eating animal, esp. a meat-eating mammal. (Cf.


9. invertebrate
herbivore.)

10. extinction an invertebrate animal.

11. diurnal an animal that eats the flesh of others.

occurring or active during, or belonging to, the daytime


12. vertebrate
rather than nighttime. (Cf. nocturnal.)

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Do The Research!
Animals

Directions: Research the topic


indicated to the right and answer
the questions below based on Topic: Gestation
that topic.

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1. What is gestation?
______________________________________

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2. What animal has the
______________________________________
longest gestation period?
______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

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3. What animal has the
shortest gestation period? ______________________________________

______________________________________

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Do The Research!
Animals

Directions: Research the topic


indicated to the right and answer
the questions below based on Topic: Blood
that topic.

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1. How many blood types do
humans have? ______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

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2. What makes our blood
______________________________________
appear to be red in color?
______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________
3. Do all animals have red
blood? ______________________________________

______________________________________

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Do The Research!
Animals

Directions: Research the topic


indicated to the right and answer
the questions below based on Topic: Baby Names
that topic.

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1. What is the name for a
juvenile bear? ______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

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2. What is the name for a
______________________________________
juvenile kangaroo?
______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________
3. What is the name for a
juvenile whale? ______________________________________

______________________________________

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Animals Word Search Worksheet


Directions: All words are positioned left to right.

H T O C U G L C T K L S F N T N A Q I G C S R
L B U V A S S U N E R O K K U I C F C N L X R
G Z U D I M J N H H V Q D O H P T D Z F O H D
B L Y Y T U Y H D I U R N A L L T N G A R K W
L G A F A D U N A Y U J X T N Q U T H I F X B
I S Y R M V K F E X T I N C T I O N P R E Y W
E K C U R W Y O M N I V O R E Y N L B S T I O
Y Z V U Z S Q X K N O C T U R N A L D V M A W
C O N S E R V A T I O N Z Q Q R J B Y Z C O U
H U J L L P K L S W X Q D C F A Z R S H Y X M
A J U W Y W Q V E R T E B R A T E S H L F D X
Z R H N Q G S P R E D A T O R V K K R R H K T
E L D M I K N X C O I X K K M V Z F P A B X E
P Z X T C A J T C A R N I V O R E U S D Z V W
P H A B I T A T U P D I V E R S I T Y H V F N
W L W R C K V P C I R H E R B I V O R E H Q V
M X Y B K I N V E R T E B R A T E S F A F V P
W B P Q G P P M C S B R P X G Z H R R A O S T

HERBIVORE DIURNAL PREY HABITAT

CONSERVATION CARNIVORE INVERTEBRATES VERTEBRATES

NOCTURNAL PREDATOR OMNIVORE

EXTINCTION DIVERSITY

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Comparing Animals and Plants VENN Diagram

Animals Plants

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Comparing Animals and Decomposers VENN


Diagram

Animals Decomposers

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Answers to Cryptogram

VREORNIAC: Carnivore

RONTCALUN: Nocturnal

RYEP: Prey

NITEOTCXIN: Extinction

ERTISDVYI: Diversity

RNLUDAI: Diurnal

ATAIHTB: Habitat

ATRRODEP: Predator

IVEMRNOO: Omnivore

Riddle: Cheetah

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