1st Grade Science : Observe how animal offspring are similar to parents

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Example Question #1 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

What does the word offspring mean? Example: The mother eagle looks after her offspring until they leave the nest.

Possible Answers:

A plant or animal's young/baby

An adult animal or plant

The location plants and animals live

Correct answer:

A plant or animal's young/baby

Explanation:

Offspring is the young of a plant or animal. In the example, the mother eagle is taking care of her babies until they leave the nest. Plants and animals reproduce and their babies are called offspring.

Example Question #2 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

How are animal offspring similar to their parents?

Possible Answers:

They are exactly the same in every way.

They have similar but not identical features.

Offspring are not similar to their parents in any way.

Correct answer:

They have similar but not identical features.

Explanation:

Animal offspring are similar to their parents because they have many of the same or similar features. They may have the same coloring, eye colors, patterns, but just be a smaller version. They inherit their traits and appearance from their parents, so there is some resemblance.

Example Question #3 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

A small, orange kitten walks up to a big, grey dog and wonders if it is his mother. How can we tell the dog is NOT his mother?

Possible Answers:

The dog is large, and the kitten is small.

The kitten is orange, and the dog is grey.

They are different species and do not look alike.

Correct answer:

They are different species and do not look alike.

Explanation:

The dog and kitten are two different species, so there is no way that the dog is the kitten's mother! They look nothing alike and are not the same animal, so that is a big clue! Animal parents and their offspring have to be the same species and will have some things in common.

Example Question #4 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Elephant, Africa, African Bush Elephant, Proboscis

What is the main difference between the mother and baby elephant?

Possible Answers:

Their size

Their color

Their features

Correct answer:

Their size

Explanation:

The main difference between the two elephants is their size. The adult and baby both have similar coloring, ear shape, trunks, and builds. The mother elephant is much larger than its offspring.

Example Question #5 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Tiger, Siberian Tiger, Tiger Cub

How are the mother and baby tigers similar?

Possible Answers:

Their colors, patterns, features, and shapes are similar.

Their color, size, and patterns are similar.

They are not similar in any way.

Correct answer:

Their colors, patterns, features, and shapes are similar.

Explanation:

The mother tiger and her offspring are similar in their coloring, pattern, features, and builds. They are different because of their size. The adult tiger is much larger than the baby tiger.

Example Question #6 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

orange tabby kitten

Which cat is most likely his mother?

Possible Answers:

Cat, Pet, Mieze, Short Hair

Cat, Pet, Animal, Domestic, Fur

Cat, Red, Mackerel, Tiger, Cuddly

Correct answer:

Cat, Red, Mackerel, Tiger, Cuddly

Explanation:

The cat that is most likely his mother is very similar to him. Animal offspring are similar to their parents and will have features that are alike. There will be some differences 

Example Question #7 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Baby animals look identical to their parents in all ways.

Possible Answers:

False

True

Correct answer:

False

Explanation:

Animal parents and their offspring do not look exactly the same. Baby animals inherit traits from both parents and are not the same size as adult animals.

Example Question #8 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Geese, Baby, Adults, Birds, Family

This picture is of an adult goose and its offspring. Why does the baby goose look different?

Possible Answers:

They are two different animals, so they cannot look the same.

Parents and their offspring look similar but are not identical.

Baby animals only look like their father's, and that is the mother.

Correct answer:

Parents and their offspring look similar but are not identical.

Explanation:

The baby goose and its parent look different because offspring and adults look similar, not exact. The geese both have two legs, two wings, similar shaped bills, and bodies. They are different colors because the baby goose has not gotten its feathers yet and is much smaller than the adult goose.

Example Question #9 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Cute, Sweet, Dog, Animals, Puppy, Doggy

What similarities are there between this father and his offspring?

Possible Answers:

Similar colors, face, shape, fur, and nose.

These dogs have no similarities.

Similar size, same exact colors, and fur.

Correct answer:

Similar colors, face, shape, fur, and nose.

Explanation:

These dogs are similar in many ways. They both have similar types of fur and colors (the puppy has some brown so his mother may have brown in her fur), their nose and face are similar shapes, and they look like the same breed of dog. Parents and their offspring are usually very similar.

Example Question #10 : Observe How Animal Offspring Are Similar To Parents

If a mother and father both have blonde hair and brown eyes, what would their child most likely look like?

Possible Answers:

Red hair and green eyes

Blond hair and brown eyes

Brown hair and blue eyes

Correct answer:

Blond hair and brown eyes

Explanation:

The child would look similar to his or her parents because offspring usually have similar characteristics to their parents. The offspring would probably have brown eyes and blonde hair as well.

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