NHMJ Science Library Activities

1.  (a) What is the Taino name for Jamaica? ………………………………………………..

(b) What does it mean? ……………………………………………………………………..

2.  What are the names of the

(a) National Bird …………………………………

(b) National Tree ……………………………….

(c) National Flower………………………………

(d) National Fruit ……………………………….

3.   What is the meaning of the word endemic? ………………………………………………………………………

4.   What is the meaning of the word indigenous? ……………………………………………………………………

5.    Name some endemic: a) animals………………………………………………………………..

b) plants……………………………………………………………………………………………..

6.    a) What are the common names of the two Owls found in Jamaica?………………………………………………………

b) Which one is endemic?

7.    a) How can you tell the difference between an Alligator and a Crocodile?………………………

b) Why is the Jamaican Crocodile protected?………………………………………………………….

8.    Why is the Yellow Snake beneficial to man? …………………………………………………………….