KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Moving by Flying, Swimming and Walking (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 flying, swimming, walking and moving.

We walk about, and run, and skip. Animals move about. They move to find food. They move to find somewhere to live. How do different animals move? Animals on land walk or run or slither. Fish in the sea swim. Whales swim too. Birds in the air fly. Insects fly as well. Let’s find out more about how animals move about.

1. Jake is an athlete. He is a sprinter. He can run very fast. What pushes him along?
[ ] Arms
[ ] Legs
[ ] Head
[ ] Chest
2. Most animals have four legs, like this horse. Which one of these animals has more than four legs?
[ ] Chimpanzee
[ ] Eagle
[ ] Elephant
[ ] Centipede
3. Kangaroos have big back legs and small front legs. How do kangaroos move about?
[ ] Walk
[ ] Run
[ ] Hop
[ ] Fly
4. This is a crab. It has special front legs. What are they called?
[ ] Claws
[ ] Needles
[ ] Jaws
[ ] Scissors
5. When we move, our legs push against the ground. Fish have fins and a tail. Fish swim. What do the fins and tail push against when they are swimming?
[ ] Air
[ ] Ground
[ ] Water
[ ] Rocks
6. When birds fly, they flap their wings. What do the wings push against when they are flying?
[ ] Air
[ ] Water
[ ] Rocks
[ ] Soil
7. How many legs has this lizard?
[ ] 2
[ ] 4
[ ] 6
[ ] 8
8. Snakes and lizards are both reptiles. But snakes have no legs. How do snakes move?
[ ] Snakes hop along
[ ] Snakes run along
[ ] Snakes curve their bodies
[ ] Snakes skate along
9. Earthworms do not have legs. What is the best word to describe how they move?
[ ] Dance
[ ] Skate
[ ] Swim
[ ] Wriggle
10. Some animals can move quickly. Some animals move slowly. The tortoise moves slowly. Which one of these animals moves slowly?
[ ] Cheetah
[ ] Gazelle
[ ] Shark
[ ] Snail
KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Moving by Flying, Swimming and Walking (Answers)
1. Jake is an athlete. He is a sprinter. He can run very fast. What pushes him along?
[ ] Arms
[x] Legs
[ ] Head
[ ] Chest
Our legs push against the ground. That’s how we move
2. Most animals have four legs, like this horse. Which one of these animals has more than four legs?
[ ] Chimpanzee
[ ] Eagle
[ ] Elephant
[x] Centipede
Did you know? - No centipede has exactly 100 legs. They can have 20 legs. Or they can have as many as 300 legs!
3. Kangaroos have big back legs and small front legs. How do kangaroos move about?
[ ] Walk
[ ] Run
[x] Hop
[ ] Fly
Kangaroos live in Australia
4. This is a crab. It has special front legs. What are they called?
[x] Claws
[ ] Needles
[ ] Jaws
[ ] Scissors
The crab uses its claws to help it to move and to catch its food
5. When we move, our legs push against the ground. Fish have fins and a tail. Fish swim. What do the fins and tail push against when they are swimming?
[ ] Air
[ ] Ground
[x] Water
[ ] Rocks
Do you like swimming? When you are swimming, your legs and arms push against the water
6. When birds fly, they flap their wings. What do the wings push against when they are flying?
[x] Air
[ ] Water
[ ] Rocks
[ ] Soil
Birds can glide through the air
7. How many legs has this lizard?
[ ] 2
[x] 4
[ ] 6
[ ] 8
Lizards have four legs and long tails. This lizard is called a red-headed rock agama
8. Snakes and lizards are both reptiles. But snakes have no legs. How do snakes move?
[ ] Snakes hop along
[ ] Snakes run along
[x] Snakes curve their bodies
[ ] Snakes skate along
Can you curve your body like a snake?
9. Earthworms do not have legs. What is the best word to describe how they move?
[ ] Dance
[ ] Skate
[ ] Swim
[x] Wriggle
Always put earthworms back in the soil when you have looked at them
10. Some animals can move quickly. Some animals move slowly. The tortoise moves slowly. Which one of these animals moves slowly?
[ ] Cheetah
[ ] Gazelle
[ ] Shark
[x] Snail
Snails never seem to be in a hurry!