Kangaroo Adaptations: Lesson for Kids


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Someone tells you that a kangaroo uses 'saltatory locomotion'. What does that mean?

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1. What body part helps the kangaroo to maintain balance?

2. A kangaroo is able to detect a predator before it can see it. What body part allowed it to do this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Kangaroos are easy to spot because of their long tails and interesting movements. You will be tested on how kangaroos get from one place to the next and what they do to notice and avoid predators.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz, you will:

  • Tell what body part a kangaroo uses to detect predators
  • Point out how kangaroos can stay balanced
  • Give the meaning of 'saltatory locomotion'

Skills Practiced

  • Explaining information - show that you can read information about where baby joeys go when a predator is nearby and explain it correctly
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about saltatory locomotion
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you can read information about why a group of kangaroos would thump their feet and understand it correctly

Additional Learning

Would you like to learn more about these cool creatures? Read the lesson named Kangaroo Adaptations: Lesson for Kids. This lesson discusses:

  • How joeys get nourishment from their mothers
  • The four basic things that living creatures need to survive
  • Where kangaroos typically live