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What is a Habitat?

Students will answer questions to consolidate their understanding of what makes a habitat, and identify familiar habitats.

'What is a Habitat?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:  Habitat Needs

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Habitats are places where plants and animals live naturally. The science word for all living things, plants and animals, is ORGANISM.


Plants, insects, fish, birds and mammals are all organisms. Different habitats provide homes for different organisms.

 

Although habitats can be very different, (compare a seaside rock pool with a deep, dark forest), they all provide WATER, FOOD and SHELTER for the plants and animals which live there.

A habitat is... 

lots of animals in one place

the place where organisms live naturally

a zoo

Habitats provide which three of these factors for the organisms which live there?

 

supermarkets

food

bungalows

shelter

water

Find three habitats in this list.

pond

cage

field

sea shore

zoo

Choose three more habitats from this list.

under a stone

a hutch

a glass tank

a hedgerow

a park


Which one of these is not a habitat?

soil

apple tree

classroom

school field

flower bed

In a woodland habitat, the beech trees provide which three of these factors for a range of animals?

places to nest

food

firewood

Pooh stick

shelter

In a rockpool, which of these two factors shelter animals?

sun block

sand

seaweed

salt

We know that shelter is an important factor in a habitat. 

Which three of these factors are organisms sheltering from?

animals which eat other animals

earthquakes

cold, wet weather

buses

hot sunlight

Match up these habitats with their description.

Column A

Column B

sandy desert
wet and salty
rainforest
hot and dry
Arctic
hot and wet
ocean
cold and icy
  • Question 1

A habitat is... 

CORRECT ANSWER
the place where organisms live naturally
  • Question 2

Habitats provide which three of these factors for the organisms which live there?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
food
shelter
water
EDDIE SAYS
Animals need water, food and shelter - just like we do!
  • Question 3

Find three habitats in this list.

CORRECT ANSWER
pond
field
sea shore
EDDIE SAYS
Although some animals live in zoos, these are not their natural habitats.
  • Question 4

Choose three more habitats from this list.

CORRECT ANSWER
under a stone
a hedgerow
a park
EDDIE SAYS
People make parks, but lots of plants and animals have moved-in to these habitats because they provide water, food and shelter.
  • Question 5


Which one of these is not a habitat?

CORRECT ANSWER
classroom
EDDIE SAYS
Sometimes we keep animals in our classroom so that we can learn about them, but we must provide their water, food and shelter and return them to their natural habitat.
  • Question 6

In a woodland habitat, the beech trees provide which three of these factors for a range of animals?

CORRECT ANSWER
places to nest
food
shelter
  • Question 7

In a rockpool, which of these two factors shelter animals?

CORRECT ANSWER
sand
seaweed
EDDIE SAYS
Lots of animals shelter under and between the rocks and seaweed, but some animals burrow into the sand where they can't be seen!
  • Question 8

We know that shelter is an important factor in a habitat. 

Which three of these factors are organisms sheltering from?

CORRECT ANSWER
animals which eat other animals
cold, wet weather
hot sunlight
  • Question 9

Match up these habitats with their description.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

sandy desert
hot and dry
rainforest
hot and wet
Arctic
cold and icy
ocean
wet and salty
---- OR ----

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