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Life Cycles: The Penguin and the Cheetah

In this worksheet, students will think about the life cycles of different animals from around the world.

'Life Cycles: The Penguin and the Cheetah' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:   Life Cycles

Popular topics:   Biology worksheets, Biology old worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

The Earth is roughly divided into three climate zones, polar, temperate and tropical.


Map of the world


  • The polar zones are the North and South Poles (light and dark blue). It is nearly always very cold in these regions.
  • The tropical zones are in the 'middle' of the Earth, around the equator (green). It is nearly always very hot in these areas.
  • The temperate zones are the areas between the poles and tropical zones (yellow and brown). They have seasons.


The cheetah and the emperor penguin are good examples of animals that live in the different climate zones. Let us take a look at the life cycles of these animals and see how they are adapted to the environment they live in.

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