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Habitats 1: Who Lives Where?

This worksheet builds on the work done on habitats and helps students to consolidate their understanding of why a habitat is suitable for a particular plant or animal.

'Habitats 1: Who Lives Where?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:  Classification and Environment

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 A HABITAT is a place where an organism lives - it is its home. A habitat must provide three things to be suitable:

a) the right sort of SHELTER, for example: the ocean is no good for a robin as there's no nesting material for it;

b) the right sort of FOOD, for example: an osprey eats fish so it won't be found living in a forest;

c) a suitable MATE, for example: if a rat swims to an island where there are no other rats, the rat species will not survive there once it dies.

In each of the following questions use your knowledge to work out what lives where (and why!).

Which of these habitats would be most suitable for a butterfly?

Desert

Garden

Arctic

Which of these habitats would be most suitable for a monkey?

Rainforest

Arctic

River

Which of these habitats would be most suitable for a frog?

Desert

Ocean

Pond

In which of these habitats would you find polar bears?

Antarctic

Arctic

Snowy mountain-top

Which of these habitats would be most suitable for a camel?

Desert

Woodland

Sandy seashore

Which of these animals would be most likely to live in a wood?

Ladybird

Newt

Scorpion

Which of these plants would be most likely to be found in a field?

Common reed

Cactus

Daisy

Which of these animals would NOT be suited to living in a pond?

Tadpole

Newt

Squirrel

Which of these animals would NOT be suited to living on the seashore?

Crab

Newt

Shrimp

Which of these plants would NOT be suited to living in a wood?

Cactus

Oak Tree

Bramble

  • Question 1

Which of these habitats would be most suitable for a butterfly?

CORRECT ANSWER
Garden
EDDIE SAYS
A butterfly feeds on nectar from flowers so a garden is a good place to find flowers.
  • Question 2

Which of these habitats would be most suitable for a monkey?

CORRECT ANSWER
Rainforest
EDDIE SAYS
A monkey spends most of its time in the trees so a rainforest is a good habitat for it.
  • Question 3

Which of these habitats would be most suitable for a frog?

CORRECT ANSWER
Pond
EDDIE SAYS
Frogs need to keep their skin damp and they feed on insects and worms so a pond (and other damp places) is a good habitat for it. The saltiness of the sea would kill it.
  • Question 4

In which of these habitats would you find polar bears?

CORRECT ANSWER
Arctic
EDDIE SAYS
Polar bears are Arctic predators which hunt seals. One bear could live in the Antarctic but without a mate it would die out.
  • Question 5

Which of these habitats would be most suitable for a camel?

CORRECT ANSWER
Desert
EDDIE SAYS
Camels are adapted to life in a desert, coping with great heat, little water, sandstorms and the like. Sandy seashores would not offer the right food.
  • Question 6

Which of these animals would be most likely to live in a wood?

CORRECT ANSWER
Ladybird
EDDIE SAYS
Ladybirds live on plants, like trees, hunting their food. Newts are pond-dwellers and scorpions prefer dry places like deserts.
  • Question 7

Which of these plants would be most likely to be found in a field?

CORRECT ANSWER
Daisy
EDDIE SAYS
Daisies grow happily amongst the grass while reeds grow in water and cacti in deserts where there is little water.
  • Question 8

Which of these animals would NOT be suited to living in a pond?

CORRECT ANSWER
Squirrel
EDDIE SAYS
Squirrels are adapted to living in trees with claws that grip the branches and a taste for nuts!
  • Question 9

Which of these animals would NOT be suited to living on the seashore?

CORRECT ANSWER
Newt
EDDIE SAYS
The newt lives in ponds - the saltwater of the sea would kill it.
  • Question 10

Which of these plants would NOT be suited to living in a wood?

CORRECT ANSWER
Cactus
EDDIE SAYS
The cactus is adapted to living in a desert where it is hot and dry, with little rain for much of the year.
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