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Third Grade (Grade 3) Taxonomy Questions

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Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Animal - Viper
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
A frog changes as it grows. It begins life as a tadpole. It lives in water and uses gills to breathe. Over time, it grows legs and lungs. Its tail shrinks. Once grown, the adult frog hops onto land!

Is a frog an amphibian?
  1. no
  2. yes
Grade 3 Taxonomy
A giraffe is a(n)                .
  1. reptile
  2. mammal
  3. amphibian
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Fish are cold-blooded, have gills, streamlined bodies, live their whole lives in the water.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Taxonomy
A bird hatches from an egg. It has wings and feathers.

Is a bird an amphibian?
  1. no
  2. yes
Grade 3 Taxonomy
A frog changes as it grows. It begins life as a tadpole. It lives in water and uses gills to breathe. Over time, it grows legs and lungs. Its tail shrinks. Once grown, the adult frog hops onto land!

Is a frog a fish?
  1. no
  2. yes
Grade 3 Taxonomy
The great white shark is the top predator of the ocean food chain. It spends its life swimming and hunting fish and marine mammals for food.

Is the great white shark a fish?
  1. no
  2. yes
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Mammals are cold-blooded, have fur or hair, give milk to their young, and are mostly born live.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Pictograph - Grass
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Amphibians are cold-blooded, live part of their lives on water, and part on land.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
St. Patrick's - Shamrock
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Animal - Turtle
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Pictograph - Eagle
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Pictograph - Adult Butterfly
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
A butterfly has wings and changes during its life. It first hatches from an egg as a caterpillar. Once grown, it forms a safe chrysalis where the caterpillar changes into an adult butterfly.

Is a butterfly a mammal?
Butterfly Lifecycle
  1. no
  2. yes
Grade 3 Taxonomy
A butterfly has wings, but no feathers.

Is a butterfly a bird?
Pictograph - Adult Butterfly
  1. no
  2. yes
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Summer - Starfish
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Spring - Sprout
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Classifying animals to form smaller groups makes it easier for scientists to study them.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Thanksgiving - Turkey
  1. plant
  2. animal
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