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Comparing Animals

In this worksheet students will recognise the similarities and differences between common animals by comparing them.

'Comparing Animals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Structure of Common Animals

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Animals come in all shapes and sizes, from a tiny ant....

 

 

...to an elephant!

 

 

We can compare an ant and an elephant.  They both have legs and eyes, but they are different because the elephant has tusks and big ears.

Lets look at some animals and spot the things which are the same, and the things which are different between them.

blackbird tadpole

 

What two things can we say are the same? They both...

swim

need food

have eyes

have legs

Choose two ways the blackbird is DIFFERENT FROM the tadpole.

The blackbird...

has wings

has feathers

moves

bee parrot

 

 

Which two things do both the bee and the parrot have?

a tail

wings

legs

a sting

What does the parrot have that the bee does not have?

eyes

a beak

a mouth

boy cat

 

Which three things are the SAME for the boy and the cat?

The boy and the cat both have...

ears

legs

fur

whiskers

eyes

In which two ways is the boy is DIFFERENT FROM  the cat?

he has hands

he has eyes

he has a nose

he has arms

 Look at the killer whale and the fish.


 

 

Which three things do they both have?

fins

a tail

eyes

orange scales

Which two things are different between the killer whale and the goldfish?

their colour

where they live (in water)

their size

  • Question 1
blackbird tadpole

 

What two things can we say are the same? They both...

CORRECT ANSWER
need food
have eyes
EDDIE SAYS
Both of these animals need food to survive. They also both have eyes to see.
  • Question 2

Choose two ways the blackbird is DIFFERENT FROM the tadpole.

The blackbird...

CORRECT ANSWER
has wings
has feathers
EDDIE SAYS
The blackbird is different from the tadpole because it has feathers and wings. The tadpole is born in water and only has a tail and a head when it is born, as it will eventually grow into a frog with legs.
  • Question 3
bee parrot

 

 

Which two things do both the bee and the parrot have?

CORRECT ANSWER
wings
legs
EDDIE SAYS
Both the bee and the parrot have wings and legs. The parrot has tail feathers and the bee has a sting.
  • Question 4

What does the parrot have that the bee does not have?

CORRECT ANSWER
a beak
EDDIE SAYS
The parrot has a strong beak to crack nuts. It also uses its beak to help it climb.
  • Question 5
boy cat

 

Which three things are the SAME for the boy and the cat?

The boy and the cat both have...

CORRECT ANSWER
ears
legs
eyes
EDDIE SAYS
Both the boy and the cat have ears, legs and eyes. Only the cat has fur and whiskers.
  • Question 6

In which two ways is the boy is DIFFERENT FROM  the cat?

CORRECT ANSWER
he has hands
he has arms
EDDIE SAYS
Only the boy has hands and arms - the cat has legs and paws.
  • Question 7

 Look at the killer whale and the fish.


 

 

Which three things do they both have?

CORRECT ANSWER
fins
a tail
eyes
EDDIE SAYS
The fish and the killer whale both have fins, a tale and eyes. Only the fish has orange scales.
  • Question 8

Which two things are different between the killer whale and the goldfish?

CORRECT ANSWER
their colour
their size
EDDIE SAYS
They are different in colour and size. They both live in the sea, so that factor is the same about them.
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