What is Hibernation? - Definition & Facts - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following is NOT included in the definition of hibernation:

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1. When an animal lowers its body temperature overnight, it is called:

2. When an animal lowers its body temperature for long periods of time, this is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you live in an area where winters are cold and snowy, you may sometimes wish you could sleep through it. Unfortunately, humans are not animals that hibernate. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the process of hibernation among animals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The definition of hibernation
  • How hibernation works
  • How body temperature plays a role in hibernation

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as daily and seasonal torpor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding body temperature during hibernation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of hibernation

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson on What is Hibernation? - Definition and Facts will allow you to learn more about the hibernation of some animals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define hibernation
  • Learn why some animals hibernate
  • Understand the physical process of hibernation