KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Babies (Questions)

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 animals and their babies.

You were a baby. Now you are growing. You go to school. Other animals have babies, or young. Some grow quickly. Others need a lot of looking after by their parents. What are the names of the babies of other animals? Can you answer all these questions about animals and their young?

1. What is a baby sheep called?
[ ] Puppy
[ ] Calf
[ ] Chick
[ ] Lamb
2. If the mother is a cow, what do we call the baby?
[ ] Piglet
[ ] Cub
[ ] Calf
[ ] Foal
3. What are baby pigs called?
[ ] Piglets
[ ] Puppies
[ ] Poppies
[ ] Pansies
4. This kitten is a baby. Kittens are baby _____.
[ ] Dogs
[ ] Cats
[ ] Lions
[ ] Tigers
5. Puppies are young _____.
[ ] Cats
[ ] Dogs
[ ] Goats
[ ] Rabbits
6. If the mother is a horse, what do we call the baby?
[ ] Calf
[ ] Cub
[ ] Foal
[ ] Kid
7. Baby giraffes are called calves. They are like their mothers, but smaller. They are born with long _____ and _____.
[ ] Arms and Legs
[ ] Ears and Arms
[ ] Legs and Necks
[ ] Necks and Arms
8. This is a family of lions. Lions are big cats. But their babies are called _____.
[ ] Kittens
[ ] Cubs
[ ] Leopards
[ ] Calves
9. Animals in the sea also have babies. A mother _____ is swimming with her calf.
[ ] Dolphin
[ ] Seal
[ ] Sea Lion
[ ] Octopus
10. Many animals have more than one baby at the same time. The mum and dad of these two babies are very proud. They have named the babies Alex and Freddy. Alex and Freddy are _____.
[ ] Twins
[ ] Triplets
[ ] Cousins
[ ] Cubs
KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Babies (Answers)
1. What is a baby sheep called?
[ ] Puppy
[ ] Calf
[ ] Chick
[x] Lamb
Many lambs are born in spring
2. If the mother is a cow, what do we call the baby?
[ ] Piglet
[ ] Cub
[x] Calf
[ ] Foal
The plural of calf is calves
3. What are baby pigs called?
[x] Piglets
[ ] Puppies
[ ] Poppies
[ ] Pansies
The mother pig is called a sow
4. This kitten is a baby. Kittens are baby _____.
[ ] Dogs
[x] Cats
[ ] Lions
[ ] Tigers
Kittens love to play with balls of wool
5. Puppies are young _____.
[ ] Cats
[x] Dogs
[ ] Goats
[ ] Rabbits
Puppies soon grow up
6. If the mother is a horse, what do we call the baby?
[ ] Calf
[ ] Cub
[x] Foal
[ ] Kid
The mother horse is called a mare
7. Baby giraffes are called calves. They are like their mothers, but smaller. They are born with long _____ and _____.
[ ] Arms and Legs
[ ] Ears and Arms
[x] Legs and Necks
[ ] Necks and Arms
Giraffes reach up and eat leaves from trees
8. This is a family of lions. Lions are big cats. But their babies are called _____.
[ ] Kittens
[x] Cubs
[ ] Leopards
[ ] Calves
Lion cubs love to play, just like kittens
9. Animals in the sea also have babies. A mother _____ is swimming with her calf.
[x] Dolphin
[ ] Seal
[ ] Sea Lion
[ ] Octopus
Whales also have babies called calves
10. Many animals have more than one baby at the same time. The mum and dad of these two babies are very proud. They have named the babies Alex and Freddy. Alex and Freddy are _____.
[x] Twins
[ ] Triplets
[ ] Cousins
[ ] Cubs
Have you a twin brother or sister? Are there any twins in your school?