Animals - How They Move
Animals have different ways of moving around. Orangutans are excellent at climbing.

Animals - How They Move

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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.

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

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