KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE #10



Challenge Question
One of the characteristics of mammals is that they maintain a constant body temperature. Birds do this too. Both birds and mammals are described as being warm-blooded. Do all mammals and birds maintain the SAME warm body temperature? For example:

Is the normal body temperature of a human
(a) the same as
(b) warmer than, or
(c) colder than
the normal body temperature of a domestic cat or a house sparrow?
ANSWER

Challenge Stumper:

Some types of higher animals such as reptiles and amphibians are described as being cold-blooded. Does this mean that their body temperature is always cold ?
ANSWER

(You can check this Reference to find the Stumper answer.)


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