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What am I?

In this worksheet, students will have to decide what animal is being described by using its basic features or lifestyle.

'What am I?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:   Grouping

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

There's a creepy-crawly on the ground.

Then you see a bug sitting on a leaf.

What's that thing flying out of the tree?

 

There are animals all around us pretty much wherever we go (if we look for them) and being able to tell what they are by learning what features they have is an important part of finding out about our world and the creatures that we share it with.

 

In this worksheet you'll find questions that describe an animal or where it lives and then give you choices of what it might be. See how easy you find this and whether there are some new things you learn along the way!

Which of these animals has a SHELL?

snail

spider

worm

Which of these animals has FEATHERS?

elephant

robin

frog

Which of these animals has FUR?

bear

tortoise

butterfly

Which of these animals has a SCALY SKIN?

horse

dog

snake

Which of these animals LIVES IN WATER?

seagull

human

fish

Which of these animals can FLY?

frog

bee

monkey

Which of these animals has SCALES?

worm

fish

penguin

Which of these animals LIVES IN A BURROW?

rabbit

eagle

butterfly

Which of these animals builds a NEST to rear their young?

sparrow

frog

sheep

Which of these animals can FLY?

ostrich

bat

caterpillar

  • Question 1

Which of these animals has a SHELL?

CORRECT ANSWER
snail
EDDIE SAYS
It's a snail! There are lots of different sorts in England but the one you're most likely to see is the Garden Snail which gardeners hate because they eat lots of their plants!
  • Question 2

Which of these animals has FEATHERS?

CORRECT ANSWER
robin
EDDIE SAYS
Yes, it's a robin that has feathers - that's because it's a bird. All birds have feathers which are brilliant for flying with as well as for signalling (colour) and keeping warm (fluffy).
  • Question 3

Which of these animals has FUR?

CORRECT ANSWER
bear
EDDIE SAYS
A bear has fur! It's a mammal and mammals are usually furry. A bear's fur helps them to stay warm in the winter - polar bears really need their fur!
  • Question 4

Which of these animals has a SCALY SKIN?

CORRECT ANSWER
snake
EDDIE SAYS
Snakes are reptiles and reptiles have a scaly skin. If you are allowed to pick up a snake you'll feel how smooth those scales are.
  • Question 5

Which of these animals LIVES IN WATER?

CORRECT ANSWER
fish
EDDIE SAYS
Fish live in water! They have gills which allow them to breathe underwater and their bodies are shaped to swim brilliantly. Seagulls are found at the seaside, but they don't live in the water.
  • Question 6

Which of these animals can FLY?

CORRECT ANSWER
bee
EDDIE SAYS
A bee is a fantastic flyer! They spend lots of the day out searching for flowers, flying from their hive to gather nectar and pollen from the flowers they find.
  • Question 7

Which of these animals has SCALES?

CORRECT ANSWER
fish
EDDIE SAYS
Fish have scales! Their scales help them to swim quickly and easily through the water.
  • Question 8

Which of these animals LIVES IN A BURROW?

CORRECT ANSWER
rabbit
EDDIE SAYS
Rabbits live in burrows called WARRENS where they run to if you walk by.
  • Question 9

Which of these animals builds a NEST to rear their young?

CORRECT ANSWER
sparrow
EDDIE SAYS
Sparrows rear their chicks in a nest. Birds are great nest-builders and spend lots of time flying to and fro bringing food to their young.
  • Question 10

Which of these animals can FLY?

CORRECT ANSWER
bat
EDDIE SAYS
A tricky one to finish off! A bat is a flying mammal, with hands converted into wings covered with skin - most of them spend the night hunting for insects to eat. An ostrich is a bird but it's too big to fly. A caterpillar cannot fly but it will turn into a butterfly which can!
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