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Animal Research Notes
Animal: ______________________________________________________________________
Invertebrate
or
Vertebrate
(circle one)
Class Name: (circle one)
mammal
bird
insect
reptile
amphibian
Family name: _________________________________________________________________
I. HABITAT FACTS:
A. Food: carnivore
herbivore
omnivore (circle one)
What does your animal eat to survive?
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Does your animal have any unusual feeding habits? For example, hyenas rarely hunt on
their own. They wait for sick or injured animal to die, then they eat them. They also wait
for lions to finish eating, then they have the leftovers.
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Draw and label a sketch of your animal’s food web on a separate sheet of paper.
Label it.
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Animal Research Notes
Animal: ______________________________________________________________________
Invertebrate
or
Vertebrate
(circle one)
Class Name: (circle one)
mammal
bird
insect
reptile
amphibian
Family name: _________________________________________________________________
I. HABITAT FACTS:
A. Food: carnivore
herbivore
omnivore (circle one)
What does your animal eat to survive?
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Does your animal have any unusual feeding habits? For example, hyenas rarely hunt on
their own. They wait for sick or injured animal to die, then they eat them. They also wait
for lions to finish eating, then they have the leftovers.
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Draw and label a sketch of your animal’s food web on a separate sheet of paper.
Label it.
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B. Space: Where in the world does your animal live? What conditions does it need to
survive? Can you find a map that shows where your animal lives??
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
C. Shelter: What type of home does your animal live in for protection from the
environment (nest, cave, den, etc.)? Does it live on its own or with others??
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
II. ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS:
What tools does your animal have that helps it survive in its environment? For example,
ducks have webbed feet that allow it to swim along finding food in the water and
giraffes’ long necks allow them to eat from the tops of tree, avoiding competition with
other animals.?
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
III. FAMILY MEMBERS:
Make a list of animals that are related to your animal.?
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
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IV. INTERESTING FACTS:
A. How big does it grow?
_____________________________________________________________________________
B. How long does it live?
_____________________________________________________________________________
C. How fast can it travel?
_____________________________________________________________________________
D. Who are its enemies? Who preys on or is a danger to your animal?
_____________________________________________________________________________
E. Other interesting facts:
1.
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3.
4.
5.
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