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Question Set: Birds

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

  1. Use your own words to describe in detail the evolutionary relationships between reptiles, birds, and dinosaurs.
  2. Amniotes
    1. What is an amniote?
    2. What is the evolutionary significance of the amnion?
  3. What are some adaptations that have allowed marine birds to survive ocean conditions?
  4. Where would you go to observe wild penguins in their natural habitat?
  5. What is the evolutionary significance of feathers in birds?
  6. Complete Table 5.9 to compare fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds.

Teacher Guide

Table 5.9. Comparison of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds (Teacher Version)

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