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Grouping Plants and Animals

In this worksheet, students will have to look at a series of pictures and use their knowledge of living things to decide which is the odd-one-out.

'Grouping Plants and Animals' 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

There are so many living things on our planet!  Sometimes, it seems that sorting them out is impossible. But even with your basic knowledge you are able to sort out some groups - like tell a plant from an animal or tell a bird from a fish.

 

In this worksheet each question has four living things to look at: one doesn't fit into that group - it's the odd-one-out. That's the one you've got to find.

 

Enjoy your sorting!

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Horse Lion Human Tree
HORSE LION HUMAN TREE

 

horse

lion

human

tree

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Frog Toad  Newt  Blue tit 
FROG TOAD NEWT BLUE TIT
frog

toad

newt

blue tit

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Robin Eagle Butterfly Seagull
ROBIN EAGLE BUTTERFLY SEAGULL

 

robin

eagle

butterfly

seagull

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

 Oak tree  Daffodil  Holly tree Fir tree 
OAK TREE DAFFODIL HOLLY TREE FIR TREE

 

oak tree

daffodil

holly tree

fir tree

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Snake Crocodile  Goldfish  Lizard
SNAKE CROCODILE FISH LIZARD

 

snake

crocodile

fish

lizard

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Goldfish Otter Seal Walrus
FISH OTTER SEAL WALRUS

 

fish

otter

seal

walrus

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Hamster Rabbit Cat Tortoise
HAMSTER RABBIT CAT TORTOISE

 

hamster

rabbit

cat

tortoise

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Bat Butterfly Bee Ant
BAT BUTTERFLY BEE ANT
bat

butterfly

bee

ant

  • Question 1

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Horse Lion Human Tree
HORSE LION HUMAN TREE

 

CORRECT ANSWER
tree
EDDIE SAYS
A nice easy one to start off with: the tree is a plant and all the others are animals (in fact they're mammals!).
  • Question 2

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Frog Toad  Newt  Blue tit 
FROG TOAD NEWT BLUE TIT
CORRECT ANSWER
blue tit
EDDIE SAYS
This time it's the blue tit: that's a bird and all the others are amphibians which have a smooth damp skin and live near water.
  • Question 3

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Robin Eagle Butterfly Seagull
ROBIN EAGLE BUTTERFLY SEAGULL

 

CORRECT ANSWER
butterfly
EDDIE SAYS
This time it's the butterfly: they can all fly but the butterfly is an insect while the other three are all birds, with feathers and bones.
  • Question 4

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

 Oak tree  Daffodil  Holly tree Fir tree 
OAK TREE DAFFODIL HOLLY TREE FIR TREE

 

CORRECT ANSWER
daffodil
EDDIE SAYS
This time it's the daffodil: they are all plants but the other three are trees, with big solid wooden trunks and leaves on branches.
  • Question 5

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Snake Crocodile  Goldfish  Lizard
SNAKE CROCODILE FISH LIZARD

 

CORRECT ANSWER
fish
EDDIE SAYS
This time it's the fish: the others are all reptiles with smooth scaly skins, and while they might sometimes live in water, a fish lives in water all the time, breathing using its gills.
  • Question 6

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Goldfish Otter Seal Walrus
FISH OTTER SEAL WALRUS

 

CORRECT ANSWER
fish
EDDIE SAYS
This time it's the fish again: the others are all mammals with fur. They all live in or near water but the mammals breathe using their lungs and have fur. The fish breathe in water using their gills and they have scales.
  • Question 7

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Hamster Rabbit Cat Tortoise
HAMSTER RABBIT CAT TORTOISE

 

CORRECT ANSWER
tortoise
EDDIE SAYS
This time it's the tortoise: they might all be kept as pets but the other three are furry mammals. The tortoise is a reptile with a scaly skin.
  • Question 8

Which animal or plant does not belong in this group?

 

Bat Butterfly Bee Ant
BAT BUTTERFLY BEE ANT
CORRECT ANSWER
bat
EDDIE SAYS
This time it's the bat: you might have picked ant because the others fly, but the bat is a mammal (with fur and bones) while the other three are all insects.
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