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Tigers 6-8th Grade Science

  Research tiger facts here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/tiger-facts/   SIXTH GRADE: 1.  Which tiger subspecies are extinct? 2.  How has human behavior impacted the tiger population? SEVENTH GRADE: 1.  Why would white tigers never survive in the wild? 2.  How long do tigers live in sanctuaries versus the wild? 3. How can this difference be explained? For an extra challenge:  Discuss the merits of life in the wild versus life in captivity.     EIGTH GRADE: 1.  What behavioral adaptations do tigers Read More

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Ocelot 6-8th Grade Science

Research ocelots here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/ocelot-facts/ 1.  Ocelots are larger than which of their feline cousins? 2.  In an attempt to make them better pets, some humans do what to big cats including   Ocelots? De-fang De-claw De-scent Alter or neuter All of the above     SEVENTH GRADE:    1.  In terms of the Species Survival Plan how could it be problematic that most Ocelots      in captivity are of unknown or hybrid ancestry? 2.  How long do Ocelots generally live in captivity Read More

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Lion 6-8th Grade Science

  Read the about the lion at http://bigcatrescue.org/lion-facts/ or print out PDF     SIXTH GRADE:   1.  Leopards have fur, give live birth, make milk and have a backbone. 2. Therefore scientists classify them as what kind of animal? 3.  How has human behavior impacted the Leopard population?     SEVENTH GRADE: 1.  The Black (melanistic) Leopard is often called what by mistake? 2. How long do Leopards live in captivity versus the wild? 3. Why is there such a difference?     For Read More

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Leopard 6-8th Grade Science

  Read the about the leopard at http://bigcatrescue.org/leopard-facts/ or print out PDF     SIXTH GRADE:   Leopards have fur, give live birth, make milk and have a backbone. 1. Therefore scientists classify them as what kind of animal? 2.  How has human behavior impacted the Leopard population?     SEVENTH GRADE: 1.  The Black (melanistic) Leopard is often called what by mistake? 2. How long do Leopards live in captivity versus the wild? 3. Why is there such a difference?   For an extra Read More

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Bobcat 6-8th Grade Science

Read about the bobcat at http://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-facts/  or print out PDF   SIXTH GRADE: 1.  Bobcats are often confused with what larger feline cousin? 2.  How can you tell the difference between a bobcat and a lynx? 3.  How has human behavior impacted the Bobcat population?     SEVENTH GRADE:     1.  How does having territories help the Bobcat? 2.  How long do Bobcats live in captivity versus in the wild? 3.  How do you explain the difference in age ranges? For an extra challenge:  Read More

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Tigers 6-8th Grade Math

Read about the tiger at http://bigcatrescue.org/tiger-facts/ or view the PDF Tigers can require as much as 400 square miles for their territory. This drawing shows a tiger’s territory in a specific region. About what percentage of this region is the tiger’s territory? Explain how you solve the problem and the answer. Tigers are good swimmers and can easily swim 20 miles across a body of water. If a tiger has crossed this body of water by swimming the 20 miles across it, what is the area of the water? Use A= Pi R2   Read More

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Ocelot 6-8th Grade Math

Read about the ocelot at http://bigcatrescue.org/ocelot-facts/  or print out PDF The ocelot has very vivid markings, with stripes, black-bordered blotches, and spots running the entire length of its body. From this image, approximately what percentage of the coat is made up of spots?   Ocelots’ prey is usually 3% of its weight. If the cat weighs 24 pounds, what is the approximate weight of its prey? 1. 6 pounds 2. 2 pounds 3. 8 pounds 4. 1 pound 6-8th Grade Math Read More

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Lion 6-8th Grade Math

Read about the lion at  http://bigcatrescue.org/lion-facts/ or view the PDF Lion populations have declined 23% to just 23,000 in the last twenty years. How many lions were there twenty years ago? 1. 50,000 2. 230,000 3. 100,000 4. 123,000   Lions live up to thirty years in captivity. In the wild females can live fifteen years and males can live twelve. Write proportions demonstrating this relationship. Write one for males and one for females. MALES _____ FEMALES _____ Read More

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Leopard 6-8th Grade Math

Read the about the leopard at http://bigcatrescue.org/leopard-facts/ or print out PDF Leopards vary in size. The chart below lists the variations. What is the ratio of the total length of the smallest leopard to the length of the largest? BODY         TAIL 4 feet        22.5 inches 6.25 feet    43 inches   The leopard is capable of running just under 40 miles per hour for short periods of time. How many feet can a leopard travel in 10 minutes? Show your work and solve the problem. Round your answer to the nearest Read More

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Cougar 6-8th Grade Math

Read the article about the cougar at http://bigcatrescue.org/florida-panther-facts/  or print out PDF If the gestation period for a cougar kitten is 90 days, and the litter of kittens is born on April 1st, when were they conceived? 1. January 3 2. January 1 3. January 5 4. January 4 This chart shows how high cats can jump: 18 feet 16 feet 14 feet 12 feet 10 feet 8 feet 6 feet 4 feet 2 feet Cat: Lion Tiger Cougar Leopard If Read More
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