Platypus: Habitat & Adaptations


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Which of the following adaptations help the platypus find food underwater?

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1. A friend is going to Australia and is excited about finding a platypus. With their thick fur, your friend thinks it would be an excellent idea to pet them. Which of the following adaptations makes this an especially bad idea?

2. Which of the following adaptations help keep the platypus dry and warm in cool water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments are designed to gauge your comprehension of the life of a platypus. Answer questions on key points like adaptations that help a platypus find food underwater and whether or not it's safe to pet these creatures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • Adaptation that helps a platypus to remain warm in cool water
  • The habitat of a platypus
  • Location on Earth where these animals exist

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the life of a platypus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the habitat of a platypus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the adaptations that help it find food and stay warm

Additional Learning

The lesson named Platypus: Habitat & Adaptations will also cover these important study topics:

  • Physical characteristics of a platypus
  • Areas where they prefer to live
  • Definition of adaptations and some examples