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MSA Item of the Week
This item is one of the many resources available in the Science State Curriculum Toolkit.
Science Grade 4
Use the information below to answer the following question.
The data table below shows information a student collected.
|Animal 1||Animal 2||Animal 3||Animal 4|
Snakes, tortoises, and alligators are examples of reptiles. Most reptiles live on land and have scales. Reptiles were the first animals to develop the ability to lay hard-shelled eggs.
Based on this information and the data table, which animal is most likely a reptile?
- Animal 1
- Animal 2
- Animal 3
- Animal 4