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Animals - Growing and Getting Taller
Before chicks can leave the nest they must learn how to fly.

Animals - Growing and Getting Taller

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, growing and getting taller.

How old are you? When is your next birthday? You are getting taller. How old is your mum or your dad? Every year we all get a little bit older and children get a little bit taller. Like you, young animals grow as they get older. They grow into adults, or grown-ups. Grown-ups have jobs. Many people go out to work. Other animals also change what they do when they grow up. Here are some questions about animals and people getting older.

1.
This is Alice’s Grandma. Alice’s Grandma is 85 years old. Alice’s Grandma is:
A child
A teenager
An adult
A baby
When you grow-up, you never stop being an adult, even if you are very old
2.
This is an elephant mother with her calf. What will the calf grow as she gets older?
Tusks
Trunk
Ears
Flat feet
Elephant tusks are like great big long teeth
3.
This is a mother polar bear with her two cubs. What must the cubs learn to do before they can live on their own?
Walk
Talk
Swim
Catch fish
The polar bear cubs can walk and swim, but they have to learn how to catch fish
4.
This is Mike. Mike is Alice’s father. Mike is 56 years old. Mike is:
A child
A teenager
An adult
Very old
56 is quite old, but not very old. How much older is Mike than Alice?
5.
Which one of these is an adult animal?
Hen
Kitten
Chick
Duckling
Don’t forget, hen is another word for a grown-up chicken
6.
Which one of these is a grown-up animal?
Puppy
Calf
Bull
Foal
Be careful. Bulls can be dangerous!
7.
This is an eagle feeding its chicks in the nest. What must the chicks learn to do before they can leave the nest?
Talk
Walk
Fly
Eat
The chicks can eat, but they can’t yet fly
8.
Cats like to play. They like to play with balls of wool. Which one of these will play most?
Adult cat
Kitten
Old cat
Mother cat
Older cats sleep a lot
9.
Which one of these is an adult animal?
Cub
Gosling
Foal
Horse
What must it be like to ride a horse?
10.
Alice is 27 years old. Alice is:
A child
A teenager
An adult
Very old
How old are you? How much older is Alice than you?
Author:  David Bland

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