Bobcats are an interesting animal. They are one of the few that you can trace back to the times of the dinosaurs. You can even track their evolution over the course of centuries. If you are considering being a unit study for your child’s homeschool, here are some things to consider covering when it comes to bobcats. We will also discuss how you can incorporate bobcat coloring pages in the unit study, regardless of the age of your child.
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If you are teaching about how animals evolved over time, bobcats are an ideal option. For example, there is a belief among scientists that bobcats actually came from a lynx that came into what is now North America. The early predecessor of the modern bobcat would have made this journey over 2.5 million years ago. That means you can use coloring pages that show this evolution from early times, through the ice age, and into the modern age. This can give your students the chance to really study those areas and determine how the bobcat may have changed over time.
Learning about an animal’s life cycle is part of basic biology and zoology studies. This means you will likely touch on life spans and the difference in those spans at different grades. With the bobcat, you can find a bobcat coloring page that shows the cat in the center and small fill-in-the-blank blocks for their living space and life cycle. In fact, you can discuss how bobcats have a typical life span of 7 to 10 years. In some cases, they may live longer. You can discuss the life span with your students to determine if living in certain environments allows the bobcat to live longer than others.
You may not think of the bobcat diet when you think of bobcat coloring pages and your unit study. The truth is, their diet can be very important to understanding the bobcat. The first thing to know is that the bobcat diet is a carnivore one. This means you can find coloring pages with the cat in the middle and different foods. You can have younger children draw a line from the cat to the food it would eat. Older students may be able to fill in the blank with examples of the food bobcats would eat. In both cases, they can color not only the cat but also the different food types.
Traits are an important aspect of learning about any animal or plant. Your students should know what traits the bobcats have and what is special about them. For example, one of the main traits of the bobcat is its bobbed tail. This is a natural trait and is not usually done by man. The tail is very stubby by nature which gives it the bobbed look and of course the name bobcat. Another trait of the bobcats is their speed. A bobcat can run at a speed of up to 34 mph. This makes it a dangerous, fast, and deadly predator once it has found its prey. Other traits of the bobcat you can have your students study deal with the type of predator they are. Bobcats locate their prey and stalk it. They can follow it for miles before they finally decide to jump on the prey. They can also chase the prey for miles and leap onto the prey when they are close enough to it. These traits make the bobcat stand out from other animals in the animal kingdom and make them an interesting study for students of all ages.