Animals - Identifying Some Common Animals
Whales live in the sea. But they are not fish. They are mammals.

Animals - Identifying Some Common Animals

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with identifying and naming well-known animals.

You know that all living things can grow. Some living things are plants, and some are animals. Many animals are well-known and you can name them. Some are pets. They live with us. Other animals live on farms. You can identify lots of animals that live in the wild - everything from bees and butterflies to lions and tigers. You know a lot about animals already. Here are ten well-known animals. See if you can identify and name them!

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  1. This is an eagle owl. It is a bird. What keeps birds warm?
    Feathers are soft. They keep birds warm
  2. Some pets are small. They look very similar. What is the name of this pet?
    Guinea pigs are a bit bigger than hamsters and gerbils. Do you have a pet? What is it?
  3. This animal swims in the sea. What is it called?
    Not every animal that swims in the sea is a fish. Dolphins and whales are really mammals. But they are at home in the oceans
  4. This animal is kept as a pet. What is it?
    Some cats live on farms. They catch mice
  5. Which of these is a fish?
    A shark is a fish. Crocodiles, alligators and lizards are all reptiles
  6. Birds are not the only animals that can fly. This insect can fly. What is it called?
    Yes, flies can fly. That’s why they are called flies!
  7. This animal is a reptile. It looks like a large lizard. What is it?
    Alligators are very similar to crocodiles. But crocodiles are even bigger than alligators
  8. What sort of animal is this?
    This is a red-eyed tree frog. It lives in the rainforests of Central America
  9. This animal is also a pet. What is it?
    This dog is a poodle
  10. Snakes are like very long lizards. But they do not have any legs. What sort of animal is a snake?
    This snake is an African bush viper

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