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Animal Characteristic Task Cards

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These cards are great for third and fourth graders learning about the different animal characteristics. There are 32 different task cards with a student answer sheet and answer key attached. The task cards could be used for centers, test review, or as a table review. The standards for these cards are:

Grade 3
Strand 4: Life Science
Concept 4: Diversity, Adaptation, and Behavior
Identify plant and animal adaptations.
PO 1. Identify adaptations of animals that allow them to live in specific environments.
PO 2. Describe ways that species adapt when introduced into new environments.

Grade 4
Strand 4: Life Science
Concept 1: Characteristics of Organisms
Understand that basic structures in plants and animals serve a function.
PO 2. Classify animals by identifiable group characteristics:
vertebrates – mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians
invertebrates – insects, arachnids
Concept 4: Diversity, Adaptation, and Behavior
Identify plant and animal adaptations.
PO 2. Give examples of adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive.
camouflage – horned lizards, coyotes
mimicry – Monarch and Viceroy butterflies
physical – cactus spines
mutualism – species of acacia that harbor ants, which repel other harmful insects

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