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Mammals and birds

Science, Grade 2

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Study Guide Mammals and birds Science, Grade 2

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BIRDS AND MAMMALS What are Birds? Birds are warm-blooded animals that have: wings feathers a beak no teeth bones More Facts About Birds Flying birds have strong bones that are hollow! They have strong muscles that help them fly - most birds can fly. BUT not all flying animals are birds. Did you know that a bat is not a bird?! Some birds, like an ostrich, can’t fly. Some birds can even swim like a penguin. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
A Bird and Its Feathers A bird uses its feathers to fly, but it also uses its feathers for other reasons too! Feathers are close to a bird’s body and keep a bird warm. Some birds use their feathers—the colors—to attract a mate, too! How Do Birds Get Food? Birds use their excellent eyesight to find food. A bird uses its beak and claws to get bugs on plants and worms from the soil for a meal. Birds also eat small mammals like mice. They eat fish and fruit too. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Birds and Their Young Birds lay eggs. Their young hatch from those eggs. What Does it Mean to Migrate? When winter comes, it gets too cold for many birds. Those birds fly to a warmer place for the winter and then return again in the spring when the weather warms up. This is called migrating. Let’s check what we have learned so far: What does migrating mean? What Are Mammals? Mammals are animals that have hair. This hair night be easy to see (on a monkey) or hard to see (on a whale). Mammals are the only animals with hair. Fur and body fat help mammals survive cold weather. Mammals are also warm-blooded. This means their body temperature stays the same, even if it is very cold or hot outside. Mammals can sweat if it is too hot so their bodies do not get too hot. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
This ferret can survive in winter because it is a mammal: warm- blooded with fur. Mammals give their babies milk. The milk is made by their mother’s bodies. Did you know that PEOPLE are mammals? Mammals and Their Babies Most mammals’ babies grow inside the mother. Most mammals give birth to live young instead of to eggs that become live babies, like turtles. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
What Do Mammals Eat? You know this! Some mammals eat plants. Remember that they are called herbivores! Some mammals eat other mammals. You know they are called carnivores. Some mammals eat plants and animals. They are called omnivores. Let’s check what we have learned so far: List three facts about mammals. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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