A.     Does the hamster have:

q     Scales

q     Feathers

q     Slimy skin

q     Fur

 

D.     What is the hamsterís mouth like:

q     Beak

q     No teeth

q     Teeth

q     Pinchers

B.     Does the hamster have:

q     2 legs

q     4 legs

q     6 legs

q     Fins

 

E.      Does the hamster have:

q     Ears

q     Gills

q     Antennae

q     Wings

C.     Does the hamster live in water:

q     Yes

q     No

F.      When you touch the hamster is it:

q     Warm

q     Cold


 

 

According to the checklist above, hamsters have:

 

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E.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

Compare your observations of the hamster with the following definitions:

 

Amphibian

Bird

Fish

Insect

Mammal

Reptile

 

 

Based on your observations and the definitions, a hamster is a(n) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

Briefly explain three reasons that you chose the answer you did:

 

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