WONDER #2481: Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Woodpeckers live in many places around the world.
  2. There are many types of woodpeckers.
  3. Woodpeckers peck wood to find food and build a home, and they have features that protect their brains as they peck.
  4. Woodpeckers peck wood very quickly, at about 20 pecks per second.

Question 2 of 3

Which is NOT a feature that protects the woodpecker’s brain while it pecks, according to this Wonder?

  1. A beak with two layers
  2. A spongy bone that absorbs the impact
  3. Fluid between the skull and brain
  4. Feet that hold tight to the tree

Question 3 of 3

In addition to insects, some woodpeckers eat the _________ inside trees.

  1. leaves
  2. sap
  3. bark
  4. twigs

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