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Science Test 2

ND Wildlife and Fossils

What is the place where an animal naturally makes its home? Habitat
What is an animal that eats other animals called? Carnivore
What is a predator? An animal that hunts, kills, and eats other animals
What does the National Wildlife Refuge provide habitats for? Wildlife
What four things are needed for a healthy habitat? Food, water, shelter, space
Which North Dakota habitat has fertile soil, grasses, wildflowers, and very few trees? Prairie
What is a low-lying area that collects rain and snow? Wetland
What is a riparian? The land that has lush grasses, trees, and is located near a river.
What habitat is dominated by trees? Woodland
What is the biggest problem facing wildlife today? Loss of habitat
What might an animal do if its habitat is changed or destroyed? Adapt to the changes, move to find a new habitat, or die
What are molars used for? Chewing and grinding food
What are canines used for? Tearing meat, holding or stabbing prey
What are incisors? Front teeth used for biting or grabbing.
What are remains or "left-overs" of once-living things that have been preserved? Fossils
What is an imprint left by the outside of a plant or animal? Mold
What is a cast? Minerals that fill a mold and have the same shape as the original living thing.
What are fuels formed from dead plants, animals, or other living organisms? Fossil fuels
What fossil fuel is used mostly in transportation? Petroleum
What fossil fuel is used in our homes for cooking or heating? Natural gas
What fossil fuel is ONLY made from dead plants? Coal
What is a species called that is at risk of extinction? Endangered
What is an herbivore? An animal that eats only plants
What is an animal called that eats other animals and plants? Omnivore
What are webbed feet used for? Pushing water and swimming faster; act as "flippers"
How are turtles' feet similar to a shovel? They dig in the sand to bury eggs
How are burrowing owls' feet like a mini-crane? They swoop down and scoop up its prey (mice, grasshoppers)
Created by: MissMeyer