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Year Six Science Assessment


1) Mammals are warm-blooded, have fur or hair, don't lay eggs and give
milk to their babies.
Put a tick or cross in each box if the animal shown is a mammal or not.
Chicken

Deer

Snake

y
n

Polar Bear

Giraffe

Crocodile

y
y

2) Draw a food chain in the box, using the information below. (You do not need
to spend time drawing the animals, if you wish, just write their names in the
boxes.)

Order can be reversed but arrows must be also

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3) Carefully read through the questions on this dichotomous key. Use the key
to identify the wasp in the picture (or on display)
PICTURE CAN BE DISPLAY ON IWB IF COLOUR PRINTING IS NOT PRACTICAL (OR A
SHEET OF WASPS PRINTED (ABOUT 20 PER PAGE AND THEN GLUED IN BY

CHILDREN)

BRIGHT YELLOW
AND BLACK?

NO

YES

HORNET

EVENLY SPACED
STRIPES?
YES
FIELD
DIGGER
WASP

NO
SPOTS ON
ABDOMEN
(BODY)?
YES

GERMAN WASP

NO
COMMON
WASP

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The wasp is a GERMAN WASP


4) All living things can be identified by seven key signs - seven things that all
living things do. Mrs Gren was a way to remember them!. Write down four of
them here - you will be given extra credit for using the correct scientific terms!
FOUR FROM:
MOVE, REPRODUCE, SENSE, GROW, RESPIRE, EXCRETE, NUTRITION (or variants
thereof)
Allow 'Breathe', 'Breed' etc but point out these are specific to certain organisms
and don't apply to all living things and are not the 'technical' words.
5) Tick the best habitat for each of these living things
rabbit

hutch

pond

field

Penguin

pond

desert

ice-cap

Lion

zoo

jungle

savanna

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Dragonfly

ice-cap

pond

zoo

6) a) Label this polar bear to show 2 adaptations that help it survive in its
environment.
2 FROM: Thick fur (for warmth), small ears (for warmth), forward facing eyes (to
hunt), white fur (for camouflage), large flat paws (to walk on snow) or any other
reasonable adaptation (no need for children to give reasons in brackets for
credit)

b) Label this eagle to show 2 adaptations that help it survive in its


environment.
2 from sharp beak (for hunting), sharp claws (for hunting), large wings (for flight),
sharp eyesight / forward facing eyes (for hunting), or any other reasonable
adaptations (reason not needed for credit)

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7) Jim collected some berries like these.


a) Berries contain seeds. Why do plants produce seeds?
To reproduce / for new plants to grow (idea of reproduction)
b) Not all berries can, but these can be eaten. Tick the main reason plants
produce berries like these?
y

To help spread the seeds


when animals eat them

To look pretty

To protect the plant from


birds and animals

For people to eat

8) Jenny noticed that the berries in her garden were often red. She carried out an
investigation. She hung 50 red, 50 blue, 50 green and 50 yellow beads in the
bushes in her garden. Then she asked Jim to find as many as he could in 2
minutes.
This table shows how many he found of each colour:
a) Which colour of bead was
easiest to spot?
red
b) Jim and Jenny think the
colour of the beads might
have something to do

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with the colour of the berries


Why do think many berries
turn red when they are
ready to be eaten?
So birds / animals can spot them and eat them (more than the unripe
black/green/brown berries)

8) Number the life cycle below to show the correct order for this plant.
Position of numbers is not relevant - only sequence (ie 2 can be anywhere as long
as it is followed by 1-3-4)

2
4

1
3

9) Label this flowering plant to show the basic parts.


We
have
a
high
percentage of Chinese
EAL students who are
very
scientific,
high
achieving learners but
sometimes forgot the
basic words (despite
remembering
the
technical ones!)
You might replace this
with a picture of a flower
and labels for the main
parts of a flower.

flower
stem
leaf

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root

10) a) Which part is most related to the process of reproduction? flower


b) Which part is most related to the process of photosynthesis? leaf