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Student Guide

2. Speaking Species I

  1. Write down the correctly spelled name for each species on the list. (practice)
  2. You will need to write down the species code in your Data Collection Form. Write down the species codes (practice) and check your answers
  3. Begin to fill out your Data Collection Form by writing your:
    City, County, State
    Repeat the process in your Journal.
  4. Use your journal and select 8 questions below including question #13 and write them down in your journal and the answers.
  5. After the interview, enter the animal name and species code on your Data Collection Form.

Let's Interview Your Animal

animal picture
  1. What is your appearance?
    (size, color, shape, special features such as wings, horns, claws, etc.)
  2. Do you look the same all year long?
  3. How is your appearance different from your close relatives?
  4. Do you live in the same area all year long or do you migrate?
  5. What do you eat?
  6. Are you a carnivore, an herbivore, or an omnivore?
  7. Where do you find your food?
  8. What dangers do you face?
  9. How do you protect yourself?
  10. How do you reproduce?
  11. Do you care for your young in a special way?
  12. Where do you live? Describe your ideal habitat (home).
  13. What is your species code?



Carnivore - any animal that feeds on flesh (Example: "A lion is a large carnivore.")

Herbivore - any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants (Example: "Horses are herbivores")

Migrate - move periodically or seasonally. Example: "Birds migrate in the Winter."

Omnivore - an animal that eats animals and plants.

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