Primary Worksheets: Pangolin

Primary worksheets on the topic of the pangolin designed for primary school students. A basic passage with questions at the end to answer, testing the students comprehension levels.

In Africa and Asia, you can find pangolins (or scaly anteaters). The skin of these creatures is covered in scales. This adaptation is unique to these mammals. Termites and ants are the main food items of the pangolins. They catch food using their tongues and they do not consume anything else.

 A single pangolin can eat up to 70 million insects in a year. These animals close their ears and nostrils to keep out insects while eating. With their powerful front claws, pangolins dig up ants and termites from mounds using their long snouts and long tongues. A pangolin’s tongue can be as long as its body, minus its tail, which can measure up to 28 inches!

Pangolins are solitary animals that are mostly active at night. Most live on the ground, but there are a few species that climb trees, such as the black-bellied pangolin.

Basic Tips

When teaching a new concept to a student, make it as visual as possible. Concepts become more comprehensible. A standard lesson should follow this basic structure:

  • Introduction: gather what knowledge the students have on the topic. Assess and evaluate your level to base how much assistance they require throughout the lesson
  • Concept: teaching the actual topic of the lesson. Highlight the difficulty the students are having and apply the appropriate action. For example, if they do not understand the meaning of a word, get them to highlight it for further studying in the future.
  • Evaluation: conclude the lesson by getting the students to feedback what you have taught. Ensure they comprehend the topic and know the main points.

Build the confidence level of students through active participation. Encourage projects for them to do what they have learnt into practical use. The more engaging the lesson is, the better the result.

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