University of E&E

University of E&E

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Welcome new students to the University of E&E (where animals teach about animals)

We here at the University of Ellie and Edmond strive to teach as many as we can about animals. We want to instill a fascination, appreciation and respect for the animals that we all share this planet earth with. We want to introduce you to one of our most esteemed professors- Professor T. Tamandua! Professor Tamandua will be sharing the Science Word of the Week with you, along with 2 o’clock trivia that we post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram during the week! (A tamandua is a lesser anteater. They live in South America and have a very strong odor to protect themselves.) Have a seat, sit back and let’s learn!

Professor Tamandua

 Hello students! I am so glad you could join me here at the University! Today’s word is Ectothermic!

Ectothermic (ek-tuh-thurm)   An animal that regulates its body temperature by using the outside environment. Fish, reptiles and amphibians are ectothermic. Invertebrates are also ectothermic. Another word for Ectothermic is Cold-Blooded.

Can you name some ectothermic animals?

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Here are the trivia questions for the week! Can you answer them all? (scroll down if you get stuck)

Squirrels cannot vomit. True of False

All species of armadillos can roll into balls when threatened. True or False

Naked mole rats are neither moles nor rats. True or False

A _________ has the longest hair of any mammal. A) musk ox B) polar bear C) arctic fox

Stingrays are related to ________. A) dolphins B) sharks C) tuna





False! Squirrels can vomit! Flying squirrels, rabbits, rats and horses are among the animals that cannot vomit though!

False! Only the 3 banded armadillos can roll into balls to protect themselves.

True. Naked mole rats are rodents, but not moles or rats. Time for a name change for the only mammal that lives in a colony with a queen!

A-Musk Ox have the longest hair of any mammal on earth! That keeps them warm in those cold arctic temps!

B- Sharks. Both rays and sharks are cartilaginous (their skeletons are made of cartilage) fish!


Thanks for stopping by for this week’s lesson! See you next Sunday!

Professor Tamandua.

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