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Identifying Plants and Animals

In this worksheet students need to use their knowledge of plants and animals to help them to identify a series of pictures of organisms.

'Identifying Plants and Animals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Common Animals

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 

We are humans - so we are animals. We share our world with loads and loads of other animals, some big, some small. There are lots and lots of plants too. You are beginning to learn the names of some of those plants and animals that live near you.

 

Use this worksheet to help you check that you know some of the names and also to help you to learn some new ones that you may not know.

 

Happy Hunting!

 

What is this plant?

daffodil

daisy

dandelion

 

What is this plant?

oak tree

holly tree

pine tree

 

What is this animal?

slug

snail

worm

 

What is this animal?

fly

worm

caterpillar

 

What is this animal?

sparrow

robin

blackbird

 

What is this animal?

squirrel

rabbit

fox

 

What is this animal?

fly

butterfly

wasp

 

What type of leaf is this?

pine needle

chestnut leaf

holly leaf

 

What is this animal?

woodlouse

ant

caterpillar

 

What is this plant?

dandelion

rose

buttercup

  • Question 1

 

What is this plant?

CORRECT ANSWER
dandelion
EDDIE SAYS
Although they all start with a 'D' these three are very different! Dandelions have yellow flowers and produce the dandelion 'clocks' of seeds that you like to blow away. Daffodils are spring flowers with a yellow trumpet of petals. Daisies are those little white and yellow flowers in the lawn.
  • Question 2

 

What is this plant?

CORRECT ANSWER
oak tree
EDDIE SAYS
The shape of a tree and its leaves help to identify it. Holly leaves are shiny and prickly. Pine trees are a pointy shape (like a Christmas tree) and have needle-shaped leaves. Oak trees are a lovely rounded tree-shape and have light green leaves that are quite thin.
  • Question 3

 

What is this animal?

CORRECT ANSWER
snail
EDDIE SAYS
Snails and slugs are related but snails have shells and slugs don't. They both eat plants (so gardeners don't like them!). Worms are long and shaped like wriggly tubes and live in the soil.
  • Question 4

 

What is this animal?

CORRECT ANSWER
caterpillar
EDDIE SAYS
Worms are long and shaped like wriggly tubes and live in the soil but caterpillars are usually shorter, fatter and colourful and live on plants. They are the young of butterflies and moths.
  • Question 5

 

What is this animal?

CORRECT ANSWER
robin
EDDIE SAYS
Robins are your favourite Christmas card bird! With their bright red breast feathers they are one of the first birds you learn to name. Sparrows are the same size as robins but mainly brown. Blackbirds are bigger and .... black (well, the male is)!
  • Question 6

 

What is this animal?

CORRECT ANSWER
squirrel
EDDIE SAYS
With its bushy tail and fondness for nuts it has to be a squirrel! Rabbits are bigger and have great big ears while foxes, with their sharp teeth in their pointy face, eat both of them!
  • Question 7

 

What is this animal?

CORRECT ANSWER
butterfly
EDDIE SAYS
All these have wings but only butterflies have great big colourful wings. Wasps have yellow and black bodies which you soon learn to associate with danger.
  • Question 8

 

What type of leaf is this?

CORRECT ANSWER
holly leaf
EDDIE SAYS
Holly is popular at Christmas when its dark prickly leaves are often used in decorations. Pine needles (like on a Christmas tree) are very narrow and short while a chestnut leaf (from a conker tree) is big, thin and light green.
  • Question 9

 

What is this animal?

CORRECT ANSWER
woodlouse
EDDIE SAYS
Woodlice are those little creepy-crawlies you often find under logs and stones. They have bodies that look like armour-plating. Caterpillars are short, fat and colourful and live on plants. Ants are much smaller (both black and red ones) and live in ant nests on the ground.
  • Question 10

 

What is this plant?

CORRECT ANSWER
buttercup
EDDIE SAYS
Another yellow flower to finish with - these buttercups often grow in fields or by the road and have shiny petals. Dandelions have lots of narrow petals while a rose is a much bigger flower and can be many different colours.
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