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Where Plants and Animals Live 2

Students are challenged to think about what particular plants and animals require and then suggest what sort of habitat they would most likely be found in.

'Where Plants and Animals Live 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:   Habitat Needs

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

What is a habitat? It's "home"! At least, it is for the plants and animals that live there. They each need different things and so they live in a place that gives them what they need.

 

A penguin hunts for fish and is designed for cold places, so you will find them in the seas near Antarctica.

 

In this worksheet think about what plants and animals you know about need and use that knowledge to help you to work out the answers.

Here are three places to live (HABITATS):

 

POND

WILDFLOWER MEADOW

SOIL

 

 

Match the animals to the best place for them to live.

Column A

Column B

butterfly
pond
fish
wildflower meadow
bee
soil
worm
soil
dragonfly
pond
duck
pond
rabbit
pond
frog
wildflower meadow
woodlouse
wildflower meadow

 

Why do snails often live under flowerpots and stones?

it is cool and dark

it is warm and cosy

there is no noise

 

Why are butterflies often found near flowers?

they can hide among the flowers

they get their food from the flowers

they like pretty colours

 

Why are frogs often found near water?

they often get thirsty

they need to keep their skin damp

they like to keep clean

Molly is in a place where she sees a squirrel, two snails, some nettles and lots of ants.

 

Where do you think Molly is?

a wood

a beach

a pond

Esme is somewhere where she can see lots of flowers, some bees and three butterflies.

 

Where is she?

a wood

a garden

a beach

Jonathan is sitting quietly and he has spotted two ducks, a frog and some water lilies.

 

Where is he?

the seaside

a pond

a fallen tree

  • Question 1

Here are three places to live (HABITATS):

 

POND

WILDFLOWER MEADOW

SOIL

 

 

Match the animals to the best place for them to live.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

butterfly
wildflower meadow
fish
pond
bee
wildflower meadow
worm
soil
dragonfly
pond
duck
pond
rabbit
wildflower meadow
frog
pond
woodlouse
soil
EDDIE SAYS
Butterflies and bees visit flowers in the meadow and the rabbits feed there (they build their burrows in the soil). Fish live in the pond, dragonflies hunt insects there and ducks and frogs swim in the water. Worms live in the soil and woodlice like the soil under stones.
  • Question 2

 

Why do snails often live under flowerpots and stones?

CORRECT ANSWER
it is cool and dark
EDDIE SAYS
Snails need to find places where they are out of sight and where they can keep their wet bodies cool and moist. So under stones and flowerpots is perfect for them.
  • Question 3

 

Why are butterflies often found near flowers?

CORRECT ANSWER
they get their food from the flowers
EDDIE SAYS
Butterflies are often found near flowers because they feed on the sweet nectar that the flowers provide. This helps them to fly around to find a mate.
  • Question 4

 

Why are frogs often found near water?

CORRECT ANSWER
they need to keep their skin damp
EDDIE SAYS
Frogs have 'moist' skins (which helps them to breathe) and so they are usually found near water. If their skin dries out they will die.
  • Question 5

Molly is in a place where she sees a squirrel, two snails, some nettles and lots of ants.

 

Where do you think Molly is?

CORRECT ANSWER
a wood
EDDIE SAYS
Squirrels live in trees, snails eat plants, nettles and ants live on land - so none of them would like a beach and they would not like a pond either!
  • Question 6

Esme is somewhere where she can see lots of flowers, some bees and three butterflies.

 

Where is she?

CORRECT ANSWER
a garden
EDDIE SAYS
She might have seen the flowers in a wood but it's more likely to be in a garden where there will be lots of flowers in the summer, attracting many bees and butterflies into the garden.
  • Question 7

Jonathan is sitting quietly and he has spotted two ducks, a frog and some water lilies.

 

Where is he?

CORRECT ANSWER
a pond
EDDIE SAYS
Jonathan is sitting by a pond which is visited by the ducks. The water lilies live there all the time and the frog is often found there.
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