1st Grade Science : Determine how parents and offspring behave to survive

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Example Question #1 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring

Baby birds will chirp and cry to let their parents know they are hungry and want food. The parents know to bring them food when they hear the cries. One parent stays and watches the babies while the other goes to collect food.

How are the parents and offspring behaving to help them survive?

Possible Answers:

They are working together.

They are behaving poorly and will not survive.

They all work on their own.

Correct answer:

They are working together.

Explanation:

The parents and offspring are working together to survive. The babies have learned to call out for food and the parents know this means the babies are hungry. The parents have a system to watch the babies and collect food so everyone is safe.

Example Question #2 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring

Bird 1: Does not prepare a nest ahead of time, lays eggs near the ground in a weak nest.

Bird 2: Builds a strong nest ahead of time, lays her eggs in the nest high up in the trees.

Which bird is behaving in a way that will help the babies survive?

Possible Answers:

Bird 2

Both birds

Bird 1

Correct answer:

Bird 2

Explanation:

Bird 2 is behaving in a way to help her babies survive. She has picked a spot high in the trees away from predators and humans, she has built a strong nest, and she is ready for her eggs.

Example Question #3 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring

How do some animal parents help their young grow up?

Possible Answers:

Leave them alone to learn everything.

Protect them, feed them, and teach them skills.

Animals do not help their young grow up.

Correct answer:

Protect them, feed them, and teach them skills.

Explanation:

Some animals help their young grow up by protecting, feeding and teaching them skills. Many animal parents pass on patterns of behavior to their offspring so they can survive and grow into adults.

Example Question #4 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring

Animal groups and their babies stay close together to help them survive.

Possible Answers:

False

True

Correct answer:

True

Explanation:

This statement is true. Many animal groups are careful to keep their babies close to them or in the center of the group, so they don't get lost or hurt. Elephants, for example, move all the babies to the middle when traveling, so they aren't able to get away from the group.

Example Question #1 : Determine How Parents And Offspring Behave To Survive

What behavior is this mother using to keep her baby safe?

Chimpanzee, Mother, Child, Wildlife, Zoo

Possible Answers:

Playing with her baby and having fun.

The baby is carrying the mother.

Carry her baby and keeping it close.

Correct answer:

Carry her baby and keeping it close.

Explanation:

The mother chimpanzee in this photo is carrying her baby and keeping it close. The baby is not as fast as the mom or able to climb as well, so carrying the baby means it can keep up and won't get lost. The mothers keep the babies safe this way.

Example Question #6 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring


Cat, Kitten, Kitty, Baby, Feeding, Animal, Adorable

What is this mother cat doing to help her kittens survive?

Possible Answers:

Hugging them

Feeding them

Taking a nap

Correct answer:

Feeding them

Explanation:

This mother cat is allowing her kittens to nurse and drink milk. She is in charge of feeding them to keep them alive. If she did not behave this way, the kittens would have no milk.

Example Question #7 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring

Black Bear In Tree, Bear, Wildlife

Why would this bear show its babies how to climb a tree?

Possible Answers:

To have fun with them

To get away from the babies

To keep them safe

Correct answer:

To keep them safe

Explanation:

This behavior that the bear is showing is a way to stay safe and find food. Bears are great climbers, but they have to learn! Mother bears will show the babies how to climb, what foods are in threes to eat, and show that when they are in danger, they can climb the tree to safety.

Example Question #8 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring

Monkeys using tools is a survival behavior.

Possible Answers:

True

False

Correct answer:

True

Explanation:

This is a true statement. Monkeys make tools to scare away snakes or predators, to play with, and to find food. Monkeys can push a stick into an anthill and then eat the ants off of it. They also will wave the sticks at a snake or hit them with it to scare them away from the group.

Example Question #9 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring

Bear 1: Makes a safe, warm cave home, stores food for winter, feeds her cubs, and keeps them safe in winter.

Bear 2: Sleeps in a tree, has no food for winter, and cubs have nowhere warm to sleep.

Which bear is helping its cubs to survive?

Possible Answers:

Bear 1

Both bears

Bear 2

Correct answer:

Bear 1

Explanation:

Bear 1 is helping her cubs to survive. She has prepared for the winter and for having her cubs. She has a warm place to sleep, food, and is prepared to keep her cubs healthy and safe. Bear 2 is not behaving in a way that will keep the cubs safe.

Example Question #10 : Patterns In Behavior Of Parents And Offspring

Which animal is behaving in a way that will help it to survive?

Possible Answers:

Swan, Baby Swan, White, White Swan

Zoo, Jaguar, Animal, Sleeping, Sleep

Malinois And Border Collie

Correct answer:

Swan, Baby Swan, White, White Swan

Explanation:

The swan and her babies are behaving in a way to help them survive. The mother is carrying the small babies on her back to keep them safe and close. The babies can watch her search for food so they can learn the skill. The other animals are sleeping or playing.

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