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Know How to Provide For Our Basic Needs In Different Situations

In this worksheet, students will consider our basic needs in response to different situations.

'Know How to Provide For Our Basic Needs In Different Situations' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Basic Survival Needs

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Worksheet Overview

There are four main basic needs: these are water, food, air and shelter.

All living things have basic needs that are necessary for survival, to stay healthy and be happy.


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




Food - humans and animals need food for energy and to keep strong.  Food is a fuel to keep humans or animals moving and able to do everyday tasks.


high protein foods


Air - humans and animals need air to breathe.  Humans and some animals use their noses and lungs to breathe in oxygen from the air; some animals use gills to take in oxygen from water.




Shelter -  humans and animals need a safe place to live, sleep and raise their offspring. This could be a house, a nest in a tree or a burrow underground.  Shelter offers protection from bad weather, a safe place away from predators and a place to sleep.


 a house


In this activity, we will consider the best way to meet these needs in different situations.

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