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Third Grade (Grade 3) Biology Questions

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Grade 3 Zoology
Use the diagram to select the letter that answers each question or statement.
Butterfly Lifecycle Without Text Labels

     A      What is the first stage of the butterfly life cycle?

     C      Which is the pupa?

     D      Which is the butterfly?

     B      Which is the larva?

     A      Which is the egg?

     B      Which is the caterpillar?

     C      Which is the chrysalis?

     C      A hard shell protects the growing butterfly.

     B      The growing caterpillar sheds its skin.

     D      What is the last stage of the butterfly life cycle?
Grade 3 Botany
All plant parts have a specific function that help the plant grow survive. The function of a leaf is to
  1. make food.
  2. absorb water.
  3. support the plant.
  4. all of the above
Grade 3 Biomes
You can find dolphins in               .
  1. the desert
  2. the jungle
  3. the forest
  4. the sea
Grade 3 Biomes
Snakes can be found in the desert.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Adaptations and Behavior
Which animal is preparing for a seasonal change in the environment?
  1. a bat flying at night
  2. a caribou drinking water
  3. geese gathering in large flocks
  4. a bird eating sunflower seeds
Grade 3 Adaptations and Behavior
In late fall, many bears eat almost all day long and gain extra fat. How does this behavior help the bear survive?
  1. It keeps the bear camouflaged.
  2. It keeps the bear safe from predators.
  3. It gives the bear extra energy to use during hibernation.
  4. It gives the bear extra energy so that it can migrate south.
Grade 3 Zoology
What do most desert animals do at night?
  1. They sleep.
  2. They burrow.
  3. They hunt for food.
  4. They become scared.
Grade 3 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
An organism is
  1. a nonliving thing
  2. an individual living thing
  3. an animal that eats fruit and meat
  4. none of the above
Grade 3 Botany
Food making material in plant cells is called               chlorophyll              .
Grade 3 Food Chains and Webs
A lion is a carnivore. What does a carnivore eat?
  1. plants
  2. animals
Grade 3 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
Some animals need to build or find                 to protect them.
  1. rocks
  2. trees
  3. shelter
  4. air
Grade 3 Botany
The parts of a plant the absorbs water are called
  1. roots
  2. leaves
  3. nutrients
  4. plants
Grade 3 Botany
What do plants need to survive?
  1. soil
  2. air
  3. sunlight
  4. water
  5. all of the above
  6. none of the above
Grade 3 Botany
To make their food, plants need energy from the       sun      .
Grade 3 Food Chains and Webs
An herbivore is animal that
  1. only eats fruit.
  2. only eats meat.
  3. only eats plants.
  4. only eats plants and meats.
Grade 3 Conservation and Biodiversity
Waste products that damage an ecosystem are called             pollution            .
Grade 3 Adaptations and Behavior
What adaptation helps jackrabbits stay cool in the desert?
  1. small eyes
  2. soft fur
  3. long legs
  4. large ears
Grade 3 Adaptations and Behavior
Ducks fly south for the winter. This is an example of                .
  1. mimicry
  2. migration
  3. hibernation
  4. camouflage
Grade 3 Botany
Which would most likely happen?
  1. A plant in total darkness will not grow.
  2. A plant in full sunlight will not grow.
  3. A plant with no water will grow.
  4. A plant with no soil will grow.
Grade 3 Food Chains and Webs
Animals that eat both plants and animals are             omnivores            .
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