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Working Scientifically: Grouping Animals in Different Ways 3

In this worksheet, students will compare and contrast animals in different ways and sort them into different groups.

'Working Scientifically: Grouping Animals in Different Ways 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Working Scientifically

Curriculum subtopic:  Asking and Answering Simple Questions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Animals are AMAZING!

There are so many different types, shapes, sizes and colours in our world.

 

 

 

In this worksheet you are going to think about how animals are the same or different to one another. You are going to ask and answer different questions about the animals to help you.

 

Here is an example of how you can sort animals into two groups.

 

We can group these animals like this:

 

 

1. Animals that can't fly 2. Animals that can fly


 

TOP TIP: Think about how the animals look, where they live, what they can do and what they like to eat.

You need to sort these animals into two different groups.

Can you think of a really good question to help sort them out?

Can you sort these animals into two different groups?

Which question could you ask?


 

Now try these animals.

Type a question that sorts the animals into two groups.

Type a question below that sorts these animals into two groups.

 

Type a question below that sorts these animals into two groups.

 

Now look at these two groups.

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a polar bear, an otter and a great white shark

 

2.

a snake, a pig and a mole

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a goat, a zebra and a horse

 

2.

a chick, a turkey and a swan

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a penguin, a fish and a frog

 

2.

a seal, a kangaroo and a dolphin

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a skunk, a panda bear and a tiger

 

2.

a rhinoceros, a caterpillar and a koala bear

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a donkey, a deer and a whale

 

2.

a parrot, a terrapin and a flamingo

  • Question 1

You need to sort these animals into two different groups.

Can you think of a really good question to help sort them out?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a question that allows the animals to be sorted into two groups.
For example: Which animals can fly?
  • Question 2

Can you sort these animals into two different groups?

Which question could you ask?


 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a question that allows the animals to be sorted into two groups.
For example: Which animals can swim?
  • Question 3

Now try these animals.

Type a question that sorts the animals into two groups.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a question that allows the animals to be sorted into two groups.
For example: Which animals have fur?
  • Question 4

Type a question below that sorts these animals into two groups.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a question that allows the animals to be sorted into two groups.
For example: Which animals are omnivores?
  • Question 5

Type a question below that sorts these animals into two groups.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a question that allows the animals to be sorted into two groups.
For example: Which animals would make good pets?
  • Question 6

Now look at these two groups.

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a polar bear, an otter and a great white shark

 

2.

a snake, a pig and a mole

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a similar answer, or any answer that accurately sorts the animals into two different groups:
The animals in group 1 all live in or near the sea. Group 2 animals live on land, not in the sea.
  • Question 7

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a goat, a zebra and a horse

 

2.

a chick, a turkey and a swan

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a similar answer, or any answer that accurately sorts the animals into two different groups:
The animals in group 1 all have hooves. Group 2 animals do not have hooves.
or
The animals in group 1 all have hooves and group 2 animals all have webbed feet.
  • Question 8

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a penguin, a fish and a frog

 

2.

a seal, a kangaroo and a dolphin

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a similar answer, or any answer that accurately sorts the animals into two different groups:
The animals in group 1 all lay eggs. Group 2 animals do not lay eggs.
or
The animals in group 1 all lay eggs and group 2 animals are mammals so they do not lay eggs.
  • Question 9

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a skunk, a panda bear and a tiger

 

2.

a rhinoceros, a caterpillar and a koala bear

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a similar answer, or any answer that accurately sorts the animals into two different groups:
The animals in group 1 are carnivores who eat meat. Group 2 animals are herbivores who eat plants only.
  • Question 10

How have these animals been sorted?

 

1.

a donkey, a deer and a whale

 

2.

a parrot, a terrapin and a flamingo

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a similar answer, or any answer that accurately sorts the animals into two different groups:
The animals in group 2 all have beaks and group 1 animals do not.
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