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What am I Covered with?

In this worksheet students use their knowledge of a variety of animals to state what their bodies are covered with.

'What am I Covered with?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Structure of Common Animals

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Different animals have different body coverings – that fact is important, as sometimes they use it to keep them warm (like a polar bear), to be brightly coloured to attract a mate (like a parrot), or to swim easily through the water (like a dolphin). There are lots of different sorts.

 

 

In this worksheet use your knowledge of different animals to help you decide what their bodies are covered with.

What do pigeons have on their bodies?

fur

feathers

scales

hair

What do fish have on their bodies?

fur

feathers

scales

hair

What do polar bears have on their bodies?

fur

feathers

scales

hair

What do humans have on their bodies?

fur

feathers

scales

hair

What do snakes have on their bodies?

fur

feathers

scales

hair

What do elephants have on their bodies?

fur

feathers

scales

hair

What do owls have on their bodies?

fur

feathers

scales

hair

  • Question 1

What do pigeons have on their bodies?

CORRECT ANSWER
feathers
EDDIE SAYS
Only birds have feathers - even penguins - so if you see an animal you've never seen before, and it has feathers on it, you know it's a bird. Pigeon feathers are grey, black and white and some are shiny!
  • Question 2

What do fish have on their bodies?

CORRECT ANSWER
scales
EDDIE SAYS
Fish are covered in scales which help them to swim through the water more easily as it makes their skin smoother.
  • Question 3

What do polar bears have on their bodies?

CORRECT ANSWER
fur
EDDIE SAYS
Polar bears are mammals which means that their bodies are furry. A polar bear needs thick fur because it lives in the Arctic where the winters are very cold indeed. In fact they even have fur on the soles of their feet!
  • Question 4

What do humans have on their bodies?

CORRECT ANSWER
hair
EDDIE SAYS
Human skin has little hairs all over it, with most being on your head! A long time ago our ancestors had a lot more hair, rather like the big apes do today.
  • Question 5

What do snakes have on their bodies?

CORRECT ANSWER
scales
EDDIE SAYS
Snakes are reptiles which means their bodies are scaly. If you are allowed to hold a snake you will feel how smooth their skin feels.
  • Question 6

What do elephants have on their bodies?

CORRECT ANSWER
hair
EDDIE SAYS
If you ever get a chance to have an elephant ride, look closely at their skin. You will see a rough skin covered with lots and lots of stiff hairs. When you try to stroke it, you'll see what that feels like!
  • Question 7

What do owls have on their bodies?

CORRECT ANSWER
feathers
EDDIE SAYS
Owls are birds that do a lot of their hunting at night and their feathers help them to fly very quietly. That means they must be birds.
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