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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 eats its food?
Potato
Tomato
Carrot
Cow
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
2.
Which one of these is a plant?
Pig
Horse
Cow
Daisy
The cow might be called Daisy, but cows are animals
3.
Some things don’t look much like plants. Which one of these is a plant?
Beetle
Worm
Moss
Slug
It’s the moss! It’s green and it doesn’t move about. The other three are all creepy crawlies
4.
Which one of these is a plant?
Crocodile
Snake
Spider
Tomato
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?
5.
Caterpillars are animals. They live on plants. What can both the plant and the caterpillar do?
Eat
Grow
Talk
Run
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
6.
Which one of these is an animal?
Gold ring
Goldfish
Grass
Glass
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
7.
Some things don’t look much like animals. Which one of these is an animal?
Lettuce
Snail
Apple
Pear
Snails live in a shell. The shell is their house. But snails grow and move about - very slowly! Snails are animals
8.
Which one of these can run about?
Tree
Daffodil
Dandelion
Rabbit
Plants can bend, but they can’t run about like rabbits can!
9.
Which one of these needs the sun to grow?
Plant
Animal
Boy
Girl
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
10.
Which one of these is an animal?
Oak tree
Potato
Dandelion
Lion
The dandelion sounds like an animal. Of course, it isn’t. A dandelion is a plant with green leaves and yellow flowers
Author:  David Bland

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