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Grouping Invertebrates 1

Students test their knowledge of invertebrates by classifying them into different groups using features we can see.

'Grouping Invertebrates 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:  Grouping

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Invertebrates are animals without backbones. Many have a hard shell on the outside which gives them their shape. They have a soft inside which includes muscles.

 

 

Insects are invertebrates which have a hard 'outside', and a soft inside:

 

 

Some invertebrates have a soft inside and a soft outside:

 

 

An invertebrate is an animal which...

scares us

has a backbone

does not have a backbone

Which TWO of these groups do not have backbones?

mollusc

fish

insect

amphibian

Look at these animals. Which group do they belong to?

 


 

animals with 8 legs

animals with 6 legs

animals which live in the desert

Which group do these animals belong to?

 

 

insects with wings

insects with 6 legs

insects with wings and 6 legs

insects with stripes

Which is the best way of telling the difference between a bumble bee and a wasp?

the number of legs

their weight

their hobbies

the pattern of their stripes

All of these animals are molluscs. What is the same about them?

 

 

They cannot swim

They live in the sea

They have no legs

They have scales

What is the best way of telling the difference between the slug and octopus, and the snail? 

legs

shell

Here are two invertebrates you might find in your garden or in the park:

 

 

 

Which THREE of these is true for both animals?

They have more than 8 legs

They have wings

They live in the same habitat

They can swim

Their bodies have lots of segments

  • Question 1

An invertebrate is an animal which...

CORRECT ANSWER
does not have a backbone
  • Question 2

Which TWO of these groups do not have backbones?

CORRECT ANSWER
mollusc
insect
EDDIE SAYS
Molluscs are animals without backbones which usually have a shell, like snails and shellfish, but also slugs (they have a really small shell hidden inside their bodies - yes they do!).
  • Question 3

Look at these animals. Which group do they belong to?

 


 

CORRECT ANSWER
animals with 8 legs
  • Question 4

Which group do these animals belong to?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
insects with wings and 6 legs
EDDIE SAYS
These insects all have wings and 6 legs. Not all insects have wings for example worker ants and earwigs.
  • Question 5

Which is the best way of telling the difference between a bumble bee and a wasp?

CORRECT ANSWER
the pattern of their stripes
  • Question 6

All of these animals are molluscs. What is the same about them?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
They have no legs
EDDIE SAYS
An octopus has tenticles - not legs
  • Question 7

What is the best way of telling the difference between the slug and octopus, and the snail? 

CORRECT ANSWER
shell
  • Question 8

Here are two invertebrates you might find in your garden or in the park:

 

 

 

Which THREE of these is true for both animals?

CORRECT ANSWER
They have more than 8 legs
They live in the same habitat
Their bodies have lots of segments
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