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Safety and Caring for Wild Animals

In this worksheet students answer questions about how to treat wild animals with care and how to stay safe when studying mini-beasts.

'Safety and Caring for Wild Animals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Common Animals

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Sam and Kareem are good scientists. They like to look carefully at the wild animals around their school, in the park and in their garden.

 

ladybird frog woodlouse

 

They must remember that all animals, including mini-beasts, are living and have feelings.

 

Sam and Kareem are much bigger than the animals they want to look at. They must always handle animals gently and be kind to them.

Just like you, animals feel pain. They need food and water to survive. They have special places where they live.

Sam and Kareem must put the animals they collect back exactly where they found them. They must let them go quickly and not keep them in jars or boxes!

They know they must not chase baby birds and other small animals, but leave them alone.

Sam and Kareem always remember to wash their hands after working with animals.

 

Can you help Sam and Kareem stay safe and treat animals kindly? 

All animals, even tiny ones, are......

living

not living

Can you finish the sentence?

 

All animals, including mini-beasts......

 

do not have feelings.

have feelings.


 

Sam finds this spider under a rock. Kareem says "This spider needs food just like you and me Sam."

 

Is Kareem right?

yes

no

Kareem takes a photo of the spider. What important thing must he do now?

keep the spider in a jar

let it go

hurt it

Sam says "I will let the spider go tomorrow."

Kareem says "We must let the spider go straight away."

 

Who is right? 

Sam

Kareem

Where should Sam set the spider free? 

Where he found it.

Not where he found it.


 

Kareem wants to go pond-dipping with his net.

To stay safe near the pond, which one of these must Sam and Kareem take with them?

wellingtons

a packed lunch

an adult

Sam and Kareem have learnt a lot about working with small animals. They want to make a poster to tell other children about how to care for wild animals.

Which three things must they put on the poster? 

 

All animals.....

are living

look strange

have feelings

need food and water

Why must they leave baby birds and other small animals alone?

Because...

baby animals need their mum

they are dangerous

After touching wild animals we must all remember to....

eat our lunch

wash our hands

  • Question 1

All animals, even tiny ones, are......

CORRECT ANSWER
living
EDDIE SAYS
All animals are living creatures.
  • Question 2

Can you finish the sentence?

 

All animals, including mini-beasts......

 

CORRECT ANSWER
have feelings.
EDDIE SAYS
It's easy if you remember that animals have feelings, just like you!
  • Question 3


 

Sam finds this spider under a rock. Kareem says "This spider needs food just like you and me Sam."

 

Is Kareem right?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
OK, Sam and Kareem don't eat flies, but all living things need FOOD.
  • Question 4

Kareem takes a photo of the spider. What important thing must he do now?

CORRECT ANSWER
let it go
EDDIE SAYS
Never hurt animals - all animals have feelings so it is very important not to keep animals away from their homes for too long.
  • Question 5

Sam says "I will let the spider go tomorrow."

Kareem says "We must let the spider go straight away."

 

Who is right? 

CORRECT ANSWER
Kareem
EDDIE SAYS
Always let animals go straight away when you have finished working with them. Thank you!
  • Question 6

Where should Sam set the spider free? 

CORRECT ANSWER
Where he found it.
EDDIE SAYS
Animals live in special places - just like you. Always put them back where you found them.
  • Question 7


 

Kareem wants to go pond-dipping with his net.

To stay safe near the pond, which one of these must Sam and Kareem take with them?

CORRECT ANSWER
an adult
EDDIE SAYS
It's very important that we keep safe near water. Always take an adult with you to the pond or rock pool.
  • Question 8

Sam and Kareem have learnt a lot about working with small animals. They want to make a poster to tell other children about how to care for wild animals.

Which three things must they put on the poster? 

 

All animals.....

CORRECT ANSWER
are living
have feelings
need food and water
EDDIE SAYS
All animals are living creatures and have feelings - they can feel pain, so it is very important that we never hurt them. They also need food and water to live, just like you do!
  • Question 9

Why must they leave baby birds and other small animals alone?

Because...

CORRECT ANSWER
baby animals need their mum
EDDIE SAYS
Sometimes we find baby birds and other small animals. Always leave them if they are in a safe place. Their mum or dad will be watching and will come back to look after them when you have gone.
  • Question 10

After touching wild animals we must all remember to....

CORRECT ANSWER
wash our hands
EDDIE SAYS
Always was your hands after working with animals, you don't want an upset tummy!
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