Living Things - Animal Or Plant?
Dandelions. Are they animals or are they plants?

Living Things - Animal Or Plant?

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 living things and the differences and similarities between animals and plants.

In school you have found out all about living things. Some living things are animals. Some living things are plants. Are animals and plants the same? How are they different? Let’s find out how they are the same and how they are different.

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  1. Which one of these needs the sun to grow?
    It is nice when it is sunny. But you grow even on a dark day in winter. You love the sun. But plants love the sun even more - they need it to grow
  2. Which one of these is an animal?
    A gold ring is made of gold. It is a metal. The goldfish is an animal. Don’t forget that fish are animals. They can grow and swim
  3. Some things don’t look much like animals. Which one of these is an animal?
    Snails live in a shell. The shell is their house. But snails grow and move about - very slowly! Snails are animals
  4. Which one of these is an animal?
    The dandelion sounds like an animal. Of course, it isn’t. A dandelion is a plant with green leaves and yellow flowers
  5. Which one of these can run about?
    Plants can bend, but they can’t run about like rabbits can!
  6. Which one of these is a plant?
    Tomatoes grow on plants. When they are ripe they turn red. The tomatoes are picked and sent to the shops. Do you like eating tomatoes?
  7. Which one of these is a plant?
    The cow might be called Daisy, but cows are animals
  8. Some things don’t look much like plants. Which one of these is a plant?
    It’s the moss! It’s green and it doesn’t move about. The other three are all creepy crawlies
  9. Which one of these eats its food?
    You eat potatoes, tomatoes and carrots. They are all plants. You eat plants. So does the cow. The cow eats grass. Animals eat to get their food
  10. Caterpillars are animals. They live on plants. What can both the plant and the caterpillar do?
    Plants do not eat. The caterpillar eats the plant. But both caterpillars and plants can grow. You grow and plants grow. You are both living things

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