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Gr 4 Science Ch 4

Gr 4 Science Ch 4.7-4.8 Comprehension Check

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How is the SKULL of the woodpecker's body designed to make the woodpecker a living hammer? extra thick and hard
How is the TONGUE of the woodpecker's body designed to make the woodpecker a living hammer? extra long and stretch; insect-eating woodpeckers have barbs or sharp tips at the end. Sap-eating woodpeckers have tongues with brushlike tips.
How is the BILL of the woodpecker's body designed to make the woodpecker a living hammer? sharp and pointed
Grosbeak: Describe its bill and what this bird eats. eats seeds; has short hard sharp cone-shaped bill
Creeper: Describe its bill and what this bird eats. eats insects; has a delicate pointed bill
Sunbird: Describe its bill and what this bird eats. eats nectar; has a slender needlelike bill
Hawk: Describe its bill and what this bird eats. eats meat; has a sharp, hooked bill.
Why does the pheasant need powerful claws with strong nails? The pheasant scratches the ground to find its food.
Why does the hummingbird have small feet? The hummingbird spends most of its time flying. Large feet would weigh it down.
How are the duck's bill and feet designed for life in the water? Ducks that eat small plants and animals have strainers built into their bills to strain out mud and water. Ducks have webbed feet which help them to paddle through the water.
List two reasons why birds need hollow bones. 1. Hollow bones aid flight by making the bird's body lighter. 2. Air spaces in the bones provide them with an extra supply of air.
Why does a bird preen its feathers? It is cleaning its feathers and "zipping" the ruffled feathers back in place.
Why are feathers important even to birds that cannot fly? Feathers insulate the bird, keeping it warm even in cold weather.
Are the muscles that give the bird power to fly located in its breast or its wings? its breast
What are some things that are unique about the bird's eyes. 1. Birds can focus on two objects at the same time. 2. Small objects can be seen clearly from a great distance. 3. Some birds see markings on flowers that humans cannot see. 4. A transparent third eyelid protects the bird's eye.
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