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Learn About the Basic Needs of Pets

In this worksheet, students will learn about the basic needs of pets

'Learn About the Basic Needs of Pets' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Basic Survival Needs

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Animals, just like plants and humans, have certain things they need to stay healthy and happy.

These are called basic needs.


Water - animals need water to drink.  Water is important for animals because it helps them to stay hydrated and cool, especially when it's hot outside.  




Food - animals need food for energy and to keep their bodies strong.  Some animals eat plants like leaves and fruit, while others eat other animals like insects or fish. Eating the right kind of food helps animals stay healthy and grow big and strong.  


rabbit eating lettuce


Air - animals need air to breathe.  They use their noses or gills to take in oxygen from the air or water, which then gives them the energy they need to run, swim and play.




Shelter - animals need a safe place to live, sleep and raise their babies. This could be a nest in a tree, a burrow underground or a den in the rocks.  Shelter protects animals from bad weather, keeps them safe from predators and gives them a place to sleep if they are tired.


a nest


In this activity, we will decide whether things are needs or wants for pet animals.

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