KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Growing and Getting Taller (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, 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. Which one of these is a grown-up animal?
[ ] Puppy
[ ] Calf
[ ] Bull
[ ] Foal
2. Which one of these is an adult animal?
[ ] Hen
[ ] Kitten
[ ] Chick
[ ] Duckling
3. Which one of these is an adult animal?
[ ] Cub
[ ] Gosling
[ ] Foal
[ ] Horse
4. Alice is 27 years old. Alice is:
[ ] A child
[ ] A teenager
[ ] An adult
[ ] Very old
5. This is Mike. Mike is Alice’s father. Mike is 56 years old. Mike is:
[ ] A child
[ ] A teenager
[ ] An adult
[ ] Very old
6. This is Alice’s Grandma. Alice’s Grandma is 85 years old. Alice’s Grandma is:
[ ] A child
[ ] A teenager
[ ] An adult
[ ] A baby
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. This is an elephant mother with her calf. What will the calf grow as she gets older?
[ ] Tusks
[ ] Trunk
[ ] Ears
[ ] Flat feet
KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Growing and Getting Taller (Answers)
1. Which one of these is a grown-up animal?
[ ] Puppy
[ ] Calf
[x] Bull
[ ] Foal
Be careful. Bulls can be dangerous!
2. Which one of these is an adult animal?
[x] Hen
[ ] Kitten
[ ] Chick
[ ] Duckling
Don’t forget, hen is another word for a grown-up chicken
3. Which one of these is an adult animal?
[ ] Cub
[ ] Gosling
[ ] Foal
[x] Horse
What must it be like to ride a horse?
4. Alice is 27 years old. Alice is:
[ ] A child
[ ] A teenager
[x] An adult
[ ] Very old
How old are you? How much older is Alice than you?
5. This is Mike. Mike is Alice’s father. Mike is 56 years old. Mike is:
[ ] A child
[ ] A teenager
[x] An adult
[ ] Very old
56 is quite old, but not very old. How much older is Mike than Alice?
6. This is Alice’s Grandma. Alice’s Grandma is 85 years old. Alice’s Grandma is:
[ ] A child
[ ] A teenager
[x] An adult
[ ] A baby
When you grow-up, you never stop being an adult, even if you are very old
7. Cats like to play. They like to play with balls of wool. Which one of these will play most?
[ ] Adult cat
[x] Kitten
[ ] Old cat
[ ] Mother cat
Older cats sleep a lot
8. 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
[x] Fly
[ ] Eat
The chicks can eat, but they can’t yet fly
9. 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
[x] Catch fish
The polar bear cubs can walk and swim, but they have to learn how to catch fish
10. This is an elephant mother with her calf. What will the calf grow as she gets older?
[x] Tusks
[ ] Trunk
[ ] Ears
[ ] Flat feet
Elephant tusks are like great big long teeth