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The Octopus Scientist Reading Questions

The Octopus Scientist Reading Questions

Introduction

Have you ever wondered what octopuses are really like? How they get around? Why they change color? Read The Octopus Scientists by Sy Montgomery to learn more about them.


Answer these questions as you read the book.

What scientific work did Jennifer Mathers do before deciding to research octopods?

 

 

What are three reasons why it’s hard to work in a marine environment?

 

 

Explain what a nematocyst is.

 

 

Name the components of the octopus personality test.

 

 

Throughout the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, multiple natural catastrophes impacted Moorea. What effects did these catastrophes have on the area?

 

 

How long do octopods typically live?

 

 

How many hearts does an octopus have? What does each heart do?

 

 

Explain the difference between a male and a female octopus.

 

 

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