1st Grade Science : Solve a human problem mimicking how animals survive

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Motorcycle riders wear special clothing to protect their skin and bones if they crash. This is similar to the _________ on reptiles.

Possible Answers:

legs

scales

gills

Correct answer:

scales

Explanation:

Reptiles have scales and this protects their organs from damage. If a motorcycle rider crashes their special vests, jackets, and pants act like tough outer scales and keep them safe.

Example Question #2 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

The ________ of an animal helps keep it upright and stable. Humans mimicked this solution when we made a tripod.

Possible Answers:

arms

tail

brain

Correct answer:

tail

Explanation:

The tail of many animals keeps it upright and stable when standing on two legs. The tail acts as a third limb to keep it from falling over. The same thing happens with a tripod for a camera or phone. The three legs keep it steady.

Example Question #3 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Porcupines raise sharp quills on their backs when a predator approaches. Humans can _________ this function to help us survive as well.

Possible Answers:

hate

mimic

approve

Correct answer:

mimic

Explanation:

Humans can mimic or copy the ways animals survive to help us as well. Porcupines raise their quills when a predator approaches to scare them away or even stick them if they get too close. Humans use sharp strips on the ground to pop car tires and warn drivers to stop. We are mimicking animals to solve problems.

Example Question #4 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Humans have alarm systems with cameras, motion detectors, and lights to keep intruders out of our homes. What features of animals are we mimicking to solve our problem?

Possible Answers:

Noses and feet

Ears and eyes

Arms and legs

Correct answer:

Ears and eyes

Explanation:

Humans are mimicking animals' ears and eyes to help us keep our own houses safe. Many animals have excellent hearing and vision, and this keeps them safe from predators, especially at night. Humans cannot see in the dark, so motion detectors and lights help us to see cameras record what happens so we can watch it. The alarm system acts like eyes and ears to keep us safe.

Example Question #5 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Humans have made robotic arms that function like the trunk of what large tusked African animal?

Possible Answers:

Elephant

Gazelle

Lion

Correct answer:

Elephant

Explanation:

Humans have mimicked or copied the elephants' trunk to create robotic limbs such as arms. The way the arms move and function is similar to the trunk of an elephant. Elephants use their trunks to grab, eat, drink, and care for their young. This is the same for humans with the robotic arm.

Example Question #6 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Humans watched ______ fly in the sky for years and dreamed of doing the same. To solve this problem we built ________.

Possible Answers:

dogs; airplanes

birds; airplanes

birds; cars

Correct answer:

birds; airplanes

Explanation:

Humans modeled the first vehicles of flight after the design of birds. The wings and ability to glide or float were copied from birds. The features a bird uses to survive helped humans to solve a problem.

Example Question #7 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Humans mimic animal features to solve their own problems.

Possible Answers:

True

False

Correct answer:

True

Explanation:

This is a true statement. The shells of turtles inspired the creation of bicycle helmets and elephant trunks spraying water are like hoses. These are just a few examples of human inventions that are the result of copying animals.

Example Question #8 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Scuba divers use dive equipment and tanks to help them breathe underwater. Fish use _________.

Possible Answers:

gills

fins

tails

Correct answer:

gills

Explanation:

Fish use gills to take in oxygen under the water and survive. Humans use tanks and scuba diving equipment in order to breathe underwater. We do not have the ability to breathe underwater on our own like fish so we must mimic them to explore the ocean.

Example Question #9 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Which animal should we mimic or copy if we want to create clothes to keep us warm in the winter?

Possible Answers:

Snake

Polar bear

Parrot

Correct answer:

Polar bear

Explanation:

Polar bears are suited to freezing weather. They have thick skin and heavy fur to keep them warm and safe against cold temperatures and high winds. If we wanted to make clothing based on an animal, we should make heavy coats make of thick, fuzzy warm material. If we wanted to blend in with the snow like a polar bear we would even make the coat white!

Example Question #10 : Solve A Human Problem Mimicking How Animals Survive

Sharks have very sharp teeth used for eating meat. Which kitchen tool is like a sharks' tooth?

Possible Answers:

Spoon

Knife

Whisk

Correct answer:

Knife

Explanation:

A knife is sharp and has a blade similar to a sharks' tooth. The shark is a carnivore, which means it eats meat, so its teeth are adapted to help them catch and eat their prey. Humans have sharp teeth but need some help cutting up our food. Knives serve the same function as sharks' teeth.

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