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Movement in Water : Question 2
Name: Class:
School: Date:

Study the information in the table below and answer the questions which follow it in the spaces provided.

Animal

Fastest Speed (km/h)

Swallow

200

Cheetah

120

Tuna

80

 

(a) Complete the following table

Animal

Vertebrate Group

Carnivore, Herbivore or omnivore

Movement on land, in air or in water

Food example

Swallow

 

 

 

 

Cheetah

 

 

 

 

Tuna

 

 

 

 

(b) Explain the difference in speed between the swallow and the tuna.

 

(c) Where would you find the main muscles which allow each animal to move so fast?

(i) swallow

 

 

(ii) cheetah

 

 

(iii) tuna

 

 

(d) If the cheetah is able to move so fast, why is it not always successful when it attempts to catch its prey?