Leopard Grade 3 to 5 Language Arts

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Why did the author write this article?

•  To explain why leopards eat insects

•  To tell the reader about the leopard

•  To tell the reader about endangered animals

•  To explain why farmers kill leopards

 

Then, look at these two pictures of a leopard at Big Cat Rescue named Sundari.

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Now, answer the questions based on these pictures and the article.

These pictures show the leopard resting in two different positions. Compare and contrast these pictures by telling what you think the leopard is doing in each, and, using the information from the article, explain why.

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Cougar Grade 3 to 5 Language Arts

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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

 

 

Cougars live in the wild

•  ¼ as long as in captivity

•  3 times as long as in captivity

•  2 times as long as in captivity

•  ½ as long as in captivity

 

 

Look at the photo at the beginning of this article. A caption is the writing that goes with a picture to describe what a picture shows. Write a caption for this picture and then a paragraph explaining why you chose your caption.

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Bobcat 3rd Grade Language Arts

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This cat is named the bobcat because:

•  It was discovered by a scientist named Bob

•  It is a common wild cat in the United States

•  It’s tail is short and stands out

•  It’s coat comes in many shades of brown

 

According to the map graphic of the habitat of the bobcat, you probably won’t find bobcats in which of these states?

•  Missouri

•  Florida

•  Indiana

•  New Mexico

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Leopard Grade 3 to 5 Science

Leopards can be orange with black spots or brown with black spots. The spots are on the cat’s skin and are unique for each animal just like our human fingerprints. Males are usually larger than females.

Baby leopards are called cubs. They usually have 1-3 babies in a litter. After they grow up, they move away from their family and live alone most of the time.

Leopards are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. Their diet includes small creatures such as beetles, hares and birds. They also eat creatures twice their weight such as antelope, wildebeest and zebra. Leopards pull their prey into a tree where they can return nightly to feast.

These cats are from Africa and Asia. They can adapt to almost any habitat except for large deserts. In order to survive their habitat must provide food, shelter, water and sufficient space. Leopards are hunted by man for sport as well as their fur.

Leopards define their territory by scent marking, feces, and scratch marks. Communication is also through many different sounds. They grunt, growl, hiss and meow. One of the most unusual sounds is a distance call that sounds like sawing wood.

THIRD GRADE:

1. Which of the following do leopards require in their habitat to survive?

 

a. Water
b. Space
c. Food
d. Cover/shelter
e. All of the above

 

 

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

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Lion grades 3 to 5 Math


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Lions live in groups called prides. These groups consist of up to 20 lionesses, their cubs and 1 to 4 males. If each lioness has between 1 and 6 cubs, what is the largest possible number of members of this pride? How would you solve this problem? What is the answer?

1. 100
2. 124
3. 144
4.   24

The lion’s body can be seven feet two inches long and its tail up to three feet five inches long. It is second in size only to the Siberian tiger, which can be up to four yards long including its body and tail. How many inches shorter is the lion than the tiger?

1. 14”
2. 12”
3. 21”
4. 19”

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Lions Grade 3 to 5 Science

Adult lions are tan in color and have furry tufts at the end of their tails. Males have long fur around their head and neck which is called a mane. Males are usually larger than females.

Baby lions are called cubs. These cats have up to 6 babies in a litter. Lions live in large social groups called “Prides”. They share territory and hunt together which helps with survival. Lions roar to locate other pride members and to signal strange male lions to stay away. The roar can be heard by other lions nearly 6 miles away.

Lions are meat eaters. Meat eaters are also called carnivores. Females also called lionesses do most of the hunting. Their diet consists of antelope, zebras, wildebeests, buffalo, impalas, wild pigs and other hoofed animals.

Lions are from Africa. They live in woodlands and tall grassy areas. They can survive in many different areas but don’t live in deserts and rainforests. They are able to jump into trees but tend to be ground dwellers.

Lions are shrinking in numbers for several reasons. Hunting and Habitat loss due to growing human populations are the main reasons for their decline.

THIRD GRADE:

1. In an effort to survive lions live in large social groups, share territory and hunt together. What are these social groups called?

a. Families
b. Packs
c. Herds
d. Prides

 

 

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

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