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Grade 3 Taxonomy
What do sea jellies, earthworms, and spiders have in common?
  1. They all have 8 legs.
  2. They all have stinging body parts.
  3. They all have a backbone.
  4. They all lack a backbone.
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Most animals on Earth are
  1. vertebrates.
  2. invertebrates.
  3. arthropods.
  4. mollusks.
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
Animals that have dry skin covered by scales are
  1. amphibians.
  2. reptiles.
  3. birds.
  4. mammals.
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Animals that live their whole lives in water are
  1. birds.
  2. amphibians.
  3. mammals.
  4. fish.
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
A bird hatches from an egg. It has wings and feathers.

Is a bird an amphibian?
  1. no
  2. yes
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Reptiles are warm-blooded and have waterproof skin.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Animals that have fur or hair are
  1. mammals.
  2. amphibians.
  3. birds.
  4. reptiles.
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Animals that have feathers, two legs, and wings are
  1. mammals.
  2. amphibians.
  3. birds.
  4. reptiles.
Grade 3 Taxonomy
A frog is a(n)
  1. mammal.
  2. amphibian.
  3. bird.
  4. reptile.
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Animal - Viper
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Animals that begin life in the water and move onto land as adults are
  1. mammals.
  2. fish.
  3. birds.
  4. amphibians.
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Lizards and snakes are types of
  1. reptiles.
  2. birds.
  3. mammals.
  4. fish.
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Pictograph - Grass
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
St. Patrick's - Shamrock
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Humans are
  1. amphibians.
  2. mammals.
  3. marsupials.
  4. reptiles.
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Does the picture show a plant or animal?
Pictograph - Eagle
  1. plant
  2. animal
Grade 3 Taxonomy
Bats are mammals.
  1. True
  2. False
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