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I Wish I Could Fly

In this worksheet, students are presented with a line of invertebrates and have to say if an invertebrate can fly or not.

'I Wish I Could Fly' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Working Scientifically

Curriculum subtopic:  Identifying and Classifying

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Invertebrates can get around in all sorts of ways. Some walk, crawl or even jump. Some of them can fly. You can usually tell because they have wings, but be careful, some of them hide their wings when they are on the ground.

Can you tell if these invertebrates can fly?

 

For example: Look at this picture of a spider. Can spiders fly?

Answer: Spiders cannot fly, they do not have wings.

Can a worm fly?

 

no

yes

Can a bee fly?

no

yes

Can a ladybird fly?

no

yes

Can this invertebrate fly?

no

yes

Can a millipede fly?

 

no

yes

Can this ant fly?

no

yes

Can a woodlouse fly?

no

yes

Can this invertebrate fly?

no

yes

Can a snail fly?

no

yes

Can this grasshopper fly?

no

yes

  • Question 1

Can a worm fly?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
Worms live underground. They get around by burrowing through the soil.
  • Question 2

Can a bee fly?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
Bees have wings. Bees fly around to find nectar from flowers to take back to their nests. They use nectar to produce delicious honey.
  • Question 3

Can a ladybird fly?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
Ladybirds can fly. If you look on its red back you can see a line going down the middle. This opens up and the ladybird's wings appear.
  • Question 4

Can this invertebrate fly?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
This animal is of course a butterfly. Some butterflies can fly huge distances. The Painted Lady Butterfly has been known to fly over 6000 kilometres (which is further than London to New York!).
  • Question 5

Can a millipede fly?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
Millipedes have over 30 legs to walk about on. One kind of millipede has over 700 legs!
  • Question 6

Can this ant fly?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
This ant cannot fly because it does not have any wings.
However, some young female ants do grow wings for a little while so that they can fly away from their birth nest to start a new nest elsewhere.
  • Question 7

Can a woodlouse fly?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
A woodlouse hides in damp and dark places under rocks and fallen trees. They don't need to fly.
  • Question 8

Can this invertebrate fly?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
Flies can fly (the clue is in their name!). They can walk but they also use their feet for tasting food.
  • Question 9

Can a snail fly?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
Snails can't fly. They don't even have feet. They move by crawling along on their stomachs.
  • Question 10

Can this grasshopper fly?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
Grasshoppers can fly. Their wings are folded up between their big back legs when they are not using them. Grasshoppers can also jump long distances.
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