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Comparing Humans with Animals

In this worksheet students compare themselves with other animals recognising differences and similarities and learning the names of body parts.

'Comparing Humans with Animals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Structure of Common Animals

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10


 

This is Ben. Ben is a human. Humans are animals, just like Ben's pets. Let's learn about the words we use to compare animals with humans.

 

Some of the words we use to name animal body parts are the same as the ones we use for humans, BUT some are different...

In some ways Ben is the same as his cat, but different from his goldfish.

 

 

Ben has legs, like his cat. Ben does not have fins, like his goldfish.

Is the following statement true or false?

 

Ben is an animal because all humans are animals.

true

false


 

This butterfy and Ben both have...

wings

arms

legs

Ben and his cat both have... 

arms

legs

a furry tail

Ben sees a bird on his bird table.


 

What do Ben and the bird both have? Choose two.

eyes

wings

arms

legs

The blackbird Ben saw does not have arms, it has... 

fins

wings

legs

Ben is a good swimmer, so is his goldfish!


 

When his goldfish swims it uses its...

arms

legs

fins

Ben is watching the blackbird in his garden.

Ben and the blackbird both have...

eyes

hair

fingers

Ben is watching his goldfish.

They both have... 

fingers

scales

eyes

Ben's cat is listening to the blackbird.


 

Ben and the cat both have... 

fur

arms

ears

Ben looks at himself and he looks at his cat.

 

 

He can see four things that are the same, can you see them too?

eyes

arms

nose

ears

legs

Ben can see four things which are different when he looks at his cat.

Which four body parts are different? 

tail

claws

whiskers

mouth

fur

  • Question 1

Is the following statement true or false?

 

Ben is an animal because all humans are animals.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
Humans are animals. All living things which are not plants are animals.
  • Question 2


 

This butterfy and Ben both have...

CORRECT ANSWER
legs
EDDIE SAYS
Both Ben and the butterfly have legs. Butterflies don't have arms, and Ben doesn't have wings!
  • Question 3

Ben and his cat both have... 

CORRECT ANSWER
legs
EDDIE SAYS
Again, both Ben and his cat have legs. Humans have two arms and two legs, but cats have four legs. Only Ben's cat has a furry tail.
  • Question 4

Ben sees a bird on his bird table.


 

What do Ben and the bird both have? Choose two.

CORRECT ANSWER
eyes
legs
EDDIE SAYS
Both Ben and the bird have legs and eyes. Ben has arms and the bird has wings.
  • Question 5

The blackbird Ben saw does not have arms, it has... 

CORRECT ANSWER
wings
EDDIE SAYS
The blackbird has wings, which is uses to fly. Humans don't have wings, they have arms instead.
  • Question 6

Ben is a good swimmer, so is his goldfish!


 

When his goldfish swims it uses its...

CORRECT ANSWER
fins
EDDIE SAYS
Fish use their fins to swim through the water, but Ben uses his arms and legs.
  • Question 7

Ben is watching the blackbird in his garden.

Ben and the blackbird both have...

CORRECT ANSWER
eyes
EDDIE SAYS
Both Ben and his blackbird have eyes. Only Ben has hair and fingers - the blackbird has feathers and claws.
  • Question 8

Ben is watching his goldfish.

They both have... 

CORRECT ANSWER
eyes
EDDIE SAYS
Again, both Ben and his goldfish have eyes. Only Ben has fingers, and only the goldfish has scales.
  • Question 9

Ben's cat is listening to the blackbird.


 

Ben and the cat both have... 

CORRECT ANSWER
ears
EDDIE SAYS
Ben and his cat both have ears. Ben's ears are on the side of his head, but his cat's ears are on the top of its head.
  • Question 10

Ben looks at himself and he looks at his cat.

 

 

He can see four things that are the same, can you see them too?

CORRECT ANSWER
eyes
nose
ears
legs
EDDIE SAYS
Both Ben and his cat have eyes, a nose, ears and legs. Only Ben has arms, as his cat only has legs.
  • Question 11

Ben can see four things which are different when he looks at his cat.

Which four body parts are different? 

CORRECT ANSWER
tail
claws
whiskers
fur
EDDIE SAYS
Only Ben's cat has a tail, claws, whiskers and fur - Ben doesn't have any of these things. However, they do both have a mouth.
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