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									Marsupial Mole

The marsupial mole lives in Australia. It likes to eat ants, insects and beetle larvae. It burrows in the sand. The sand keeps the mole cool in summer and warm in winter. The marsupial mole is a sandy brown colour and it is blind.
Draw a picture of a marsupial mole.


Did you know that wombats live in Australia? They are brown, grey or blackish in colour. The wombat is endangered. That means they are protected because there are not many wombats left in the wild. They eat grass, bark, roots and fungi. How would you like to be a wombat and having to eat grass, bark, roots and fungi? Do you know what a wombat looks like in real life? How many feet does it have? Does it have fur or feathers? Can a wombat climb a tree or swim? Let's find out from a picture book which you may be able to find at home or in the library. Once you know what a wombat looks like draw it on your paper.

The Sugar Glider

Did you know that the sugar glider likes to eat the sugar in blossoms, buds, native fruits and the sap from trees such as the wattle tree? It likes to eat insects too. Sugar gliders live in Australia in the forests, or better known as the bush by Australians. Sugar gliders make nests in the hollows of trees. They collect leaves for their nests. They can glide 45 metres in one single leap. If you have some animal books you may be able to find a picture of a sugar glider in it. Because the sugar glider is an Australian animal, you may need a book which shows you animals from Australia.
Go outside and measure 45 metres, that is how far a sugar glider can leap. Draw a picture of a sugar glider.

The Kangaroo
There are 45 species of kangaroos found in Australia. There is the red kangaroo, the grey kangaroo, the wallaroo, the parma wallaby and many more. Kangaroos have strong tails which they use to balance with. They can jump far using their strong hind legs. The female kangaroos have a pouch to carry their babies in. The baby kangaroo is called a joey. Kangaroos like to eat grass.

Draw a picture of a kangaroo on the back of your worksheet.

The Dingo
The dingo is like a wild dog and lives in Australia. It howls at night and can sound quite scary. It howls because it cannot bark like a dog. Dingoes like to eat other small animals like wallabies, possums, mice and birds. Aborigines used to keep dingoes as pets. Only some areas of Australia have dingoes. You will not find dingoes everywhere as these animals like it where not many people live. Deserts and the outback, the bush, hills and mountains are areas where not to many people live.Draw a picture of a

ANIMALS Do you know where most of the animals in the world live? I'm sure most people know that elephants live in Africa and India and kangaroos come from Australia. But where does the chamois come from or the okapi? It is a good thing to know where certain animals come from. Ignorance can lead to feeling rejected because you made a wrong statement and it made you feel really rotten. If you want to actively participate in conversations you may need to scratch up on general common knowledge. Depending on where you live and what you have done in your life, your knowledge will vary from others. It would be rather silly to state that the kangaroo comes from Canada if you lived in Sydney, Australia. It would be expected of you to know the animals which live in your backyard! So, what are you going to do about your animal knowledge? Maybe you would like to try this worksheet and give it a go. Test your knowledge, ask a friend to help and if you get stuck try a dictionary, the Internet or a library book. Have fun and remember that learning is an adventure and will only improve your general knowledge which can lead to being an expert later on in life. List the animals under the country where they live. black bear, fox, aardvark, kangaroo, pronghorn antelope, prairie dog, ring-tailed possum, chamois, platypus, gila monster, lammergeier, okapi, gorilla, koala, moose, ibex, hippopotamus, emu, raccoon, giraffe, wallaby, red squirrel, meerkats CANADA EUROPE AFRICA AUSTRALIA


A fruit grower once told a young child not to touch the flowers (also called the blossom) on his fruit trees but the child did not listen and picked nearly all the flowers on one tree. The child did not understand the reason why the fruit grower had said not to pick the flowers. Do you know why you should not pick the flowers, or blossom on a fruit tree? It is real simple. The flowers become fruit! Because the fruit grower neglected to tell the child why the flowers should not be picked, he lost all his fruit on that one tree for that season. 1: Make a list of fruit trees that flower and produce fruit. 2: Find pictures of some of the fruit trees you have written down. Glue these on the back of your worksheet or draw the fruits you have mentioned.


Certain chemicals are specifically made by scientists to kill certain things such as insecticide and herbicide. When using these poisons, because that is what they are, you need to read the instructions carefully. Poisons like some herbicides do much harm to the human body if it is absorbed through the skin or worse, swallowed. Always wear protective clothing if you are going to use a herbicide to kill grass or weeds. We use special words if we want to express certain issues which are of course unpleasant issues and have caused death. You may have watched a homicide movie on television so I guess you would know what that word means. There are many other words such as suicide, insecticide, germicide, fungicide, genocide, infanticide, and regicide. Do you know what any of those words mean? Let's find out what each word kills and increase are word knowledge base. Use a dictionary if you are in doubt... don't guess, be sure of your answer. Draw a line to the correct answer. 1. Suicide 2. Insecticide 3. Homicide 4. Germicide 5. Fungicide 6. Genocide 7. Infanticide 8. Herbicide 9. Regicide A germ Yourself Any plant An insect A fungus Any human being A race of people A king A child


Choose one of the armadillo species and use the Internet to research more information about this wonderful animal living in Central and South America. Find out facts like: diet, breeding, lifespan, size and colour. Make an armadillo fact sheet when you've collected enough information. Draw a picture of an armadillo or download and print one from the Internet, make sure you provide copyright notice if you use other peoples' art work or graphics. southern three banded armadillo brazilian lesser long-nosed armadillo larger hairy armadillo pichi nine banded armadillo lesser fairy or pink fairy armadillo giant armadillo southern lesser long-nosed armadillo


These animal names have been scrambled, can you unscramble them? 1. avbeers 4. pioka 7. cetivs 10. lasoka 2. yxesor 5. poespotamuhips 8. lowves 11. typplaus 3. besteheart 6. pairst 9. garkanoos 12. pybaraca


High up in the Himalayan Mountains live some very hairy mammals. Their thick, long hairs protect them from the extreme cold weather. The Tibetans actually use them to carry heavy loads and the animal is also a source of milk, meat, leather and cloth. These mammals will live as high as 6000m up the mountain slopes. This wonderful creature is the yak. If you ever get the chance to visit the Himalayan Mountains you may be able to see a working yak. Families who own a yak look after it very well, just like a farmer would look after his cattle, or you may look after your dog, cat or gold fish. The people of the Himalayan Mountains take pride in their work and welcome visitors from other places. Some Tibetans will enjoy showing their tourists around and telling them of their culture and way of living.

Answer the following questions: 1: Where do yaks live? 2: Who are the Tibetans and where do they live? 3: What do the Tibetans use yaks for?

Find a picture of a yak and draw it on the back of this worksheet.


Did you know that a lake is not just a lake? Believe it or not, there are different types of lakes. Yes... there are shallow lakes and deep lakes, murky lakes and crystal clear lakes, but did you know there are crater lakes, glacial lakes and oxbow lakes too? If you didn't know and you are interested in finding out, do some research on the Internet or dig up a book or two from your library. Find out about the different types of lakes, how these were formed and sure enough you will discover that the lakes are called because of a very good reason. So go digging up the facts and note your answers below. Have fun! Below you will find three types of lakes. Explain the meaning of each lake. CRATER LAKES GLACIAL LAKES OXBOW LAKES

Have you ever been to a desert? Many countries in the world have deserts, or deserted areas - void of large amounts of people, animals and plants. The desert we are talking about here is filled with sand and it is very hot during the day. It is also the world's biggest desert... we are talking about the Sahara, in North Africa. The sand dunes rise and fall like ocean waves as the heat waivers above the dunes. Even though it is so hot and it seems almost impossible for anything or anybody to live under such extreme conditions, there is life in the Sahara. Amazingly enough you will find animals, birds, insects, and people. Of course not in the quantities you would find in a forest or city but enough to sit up and say... wow! I didn't realise there was so much life in the desert. Did you know that some people actually choose to visit the desert as a holiday destination? They will have to be very well prepared to be able to survive for any length of time. With the aid of four-wheel drive vehicles, desert travelling has become easier. Camels were used a lot in the past but not so much now although you will still see people travelling with their camels through the desert. To be able to do your research you will either need access to the Internet, an encyclopedea in book form or on a CD as a software program or you can fleece your local library for books about the Sahara desert. Find out what animals, insects, and birds you can find there and the type of people who live there. Identify and table the following: THE SAHARA DESERT Animals found Insects found Birds found People found

THE CANNONBALL TREE Couroupita guianensis

Did you know that the Cannonball tree is a rare species? They grow easily from seed, but they take up to 10 years before they start to flower and fruit, so the seeds are pretty hard to come by. These trees are often grown in Botanical gardens, so if you have a Botanical garden close by to where you live, maybe you can go there and see if you can find one! The fruit bats love these trees and flock to them at night when they are in flower. They eat the nectar from the big, waxy, pink and gold flowers, which grow on branches dangling from the trunk. People say that the fruit inside smells like vomit! The cannonball tree originally comes from South America, name 2 countries belonging to South America: 1_______________________________ 2________________________________ Why do you think this tree is called the Cannonball? ________________________________________________________________________ _______________

How many cannonballs can you count in this photo? __________________

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