Groundhog Day Words Fill in the Blanks Worksheet Answer Key

Number Answer Definition
1 awake a term usually used to describe becoming alert and active after a period of long sleep, such as hibernation
2 burrow a hole dug in the ground by rodent type animals for protection and hibernation
3 cloudy a term used to describe a weather condition in which there are brief moments of direct sunlight because of numerous clouds in the sky
4 forecast the attempt to predict what the weather will be like for a specified time in the future
5 folklore a story, usually relayed orally, that is passed down through generations
6 groundhog a large, mostly herbivorous rodent that lives in a burrow and hibernates during the winter months
7 hibernate a state of sleep and inactivity when an animals metabolism slows down to conserve energy in order to survive the winter
8 late to arrive or appear after a predetermined or expected time
9 mammal a warm-blooded animal usually covered with hair or fur, containing vertebrae, and bearing live young
10 overcast a term used to describe the sky when a continuous cloud or mist blocks out direct sunlight
11 Punxsutawney a city in Pennsylvania famous for its groundhog day festivities
12 rodent a small mostly herbivorous mammal characterized by two large upper and lower front teeth and usually having some sort of tail
13 shadow the shaded area produced when an object partially blocks light produced by a larger light source
14 spring the seasonal change in weather occurring after winter, characterized by increased warmth and renewed growth of plant life
15 underground a term used to describe anything that lies below the top surface of the soil

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