Ocelots Grade 3 to 5 Science

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Ocelots have white, tan or reddish gray fur with brown spots outlined in black. Their ears are black with a white or yellow spot. These spots are called flashes.

Ocelots have 1-2 babies in a litter. At about one year of age they move away from their family. They live alone most of their adult life.

Like other cats, ocelots are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. They are most active at night (nocturnal) which is when they usually hunt. Their diet consists mainly of mice, rats, opossums and armadillos. They also eat deer, squirrel monkeys, tortoises, fish, reptiles, birds and crabs.

Ocelots are from Southern Texas as well as Central and South America. These cats live in rainforest, semi-desert and coastal marsh areas. They can survive in many different areas but don’t live in open country.

In the past these cats were hunted for their beautiful coats. They were also sold as pets. At this time the biggest threat to ocelots is habitat destruction.

THIRD GRADE:

1. Ocelots live in a variety of habitats including rainforests, deserts and coastal marshes. In what habitat would you not find an Ocelot?

 

2. What have humans done to contribute to the decline of the Ocelot population?

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Tigers Grade 3 to 5 Science

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The tiger is the biggest of all living cats. Its fur is reddish-orange with black stripes that allow for excellent camouflage or the ability to blend in with the background. Each stripe pattern is one of a kind just like our human fingerprints. Male tigers have extra thick fur around their necks. This is called a collar or ruff. Males are usually bigger than females. Tigers are very strong.

Baby tigers are called cubs. They can have up to 7 babies at one time but usually have around 3 in a litter. After they grow up they move away from their family and live alone most of the time. This solitary lifestyle is true of most big cats.

Tigers are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. They hunt between sundown and sunup. Common prey (food) would include deer, pig, crocodiles, young elephants, rhinos, monkeys, birds, fish, leopards and bears. They also eat people. Tigers can eat 35 to 90 pounds in one sitting. Despite their size they are not always successful when they hunt. They will capture prey only 1 time out of 10-20 attempts.

Tigers are from the Continent of Asia where they live in Russia, China, Korea, and Indonesia. Their home or habitats include forests, swamps and jungles. In order to survive their habitats must have dense vegetative cover, large prey and access to water.

They are good swimmers who enjoy the water and swim as far as 20 miles at a time. Tigers will roam an area of 8 to 400 square miles depending on the type of tiger and its needs.

Due to captive breeding more tigers reside in captivity than in the wild. Three types of tigers (Javan, Bali and Caspian) are already extinct due to hunting, habitat loss, the fur trade, and the Asian medicine market. Five types of tigers remain in the wild but are considered to be “Endangered” and are at risk of becoming extinct. The lifespan of a tiger can be longer in captivity due to veterinary care, quality food and no predators to harm them. In the wild a tiger’s lifespan would be around 15 years while they can live nearly 26 years in captivity.

THIRD GRADE:

1. Tigers live in a variety of habitats including forests, woodlands, swamps and jungles.

What are the common elements in all the tiger’s habitats?

 

2.What have humans done to contribute to the decline of the tiger population?

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Ocelot grades 3 to 5 Math

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Male ocelots have territories of 35 square miles and females have territories of 9 square miles. The males’ territories can overlap several females. How many females’ territories can be in one male’s? Show your reasoning and your work to solve this problem.

1. 2
2. 3
3. 4
4. 5

Ocelots can be up to four feet long which is twice as large as an average housecat. Therefore, how long can an average housecat be?

1. 1.5 feet long
2. 2.0 feet long
3. 2.5 feet long
4. 4.0 feet long

 

 

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Tiger Grades 3 to 5 Math

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Tigers eat between 40-90 pounds of meat a day. If you have 600 pounds of meat, what is the largest number of tigers you can feed for one day?

1.   7
2. 12
3. 15
4. 10

 

There are more tigers in captivity than in the wild.

Today, there are 15,000 tigers in captivity; there are 400 Siberian tigers left in the wild, and 400 Sumatran tigers left.

How many tigers are in captivity?

Explain how you will solve this problem and what is the answer?

 

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Cougar Grade 3 to 5 Math

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In this article, there is a sentence “Sight is its most acute sense with a good sense of hearing”

Acute means

•  Having a sharp point

•  Sensitive

•  Perceptive

•  Of great importance

 

A cougar female has produced 20 kittens. IF cougars give birth every other year and average two kittens per litter, which of the following would be used to determine how many kittens per year were born over a 5-year period? (The / symbol means division)

1. (20×3) / 5
2. (20/2) x 3
3. (20 /2) / 3
4. (2×3) / 20

 

Cougars can leap 18 feet into a tree. That is three times as far as another cat can leap. What formula shows how far this other cat can jump?

1. 18 x 3
2. 18 / 3
3. 6 x 3
4. 6 / 18

 

 

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Bobcat Grade 3 to 5 Math

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Bobcats used to be killed for their pelts. When this became illegal, the price went from $20.00 a pelt to $600.00. This was an increase of how many times the original price?

60 times
10 times
20 times
30 times

Bobcats can have between one and eight kittens in each litter. Look at this table of bobcat births. What is the average number of kittens the bobcat in the table gave birth to?

YEAR NUMBER OF KITTENS
2000 3
2001 5
2002 6
2003 4
2004 2

4
5
6
3

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