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Animals Primary Resources

Guide children in learning more about wildlife with our Animals primary resources for Science.

These are great tool for helping your pupils understand more about habitats, wild places and the food chain.

Covering different classifications of animals; useful for exploring different features of animal classes, inherited traits and Darwin’s theory of evolution, National Geographic Kids offers a combination of fascinating written features and stunning photography to help you plan your classes.

Our free resources cover a range of KS1 and KS2 Science objectives from the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, including the identification of a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and describing the basic survival needs of animals.


Koala primary resource

Learn all about koalas, their diets, communication and family life

Turtle conservation primary resource

Discover different species of turtle, their nesting habits and what happens when they need a helping hand!

Dolphin Communication Primary Resource

Discover the secret life of the world’s underwater acrobats…
  • QUIZ

    What is the largest species of bird?

Buzz about bees!

Be amazed by these incredible insects…

Make a bug hotel primary resource

Make a cosy garden home for our bug buddies!

Black rhino primary resource

Join us on a rhino tracking adventure in Malawi!

Octopus Primary Resource

Discover the secrets of these undersea superstars…

Giraffe Primary Resource

Learn about the giraffe’s amazing adaptations and super survival skills…

Extinct animals primary resource

Meet eight awesome species whose existence came to a tragic end…

Cupid’s Creatures Primary Resource

Meet eight species with a special someone in their lives…


Endangered tiger: Science primary resource

Discover how a Siberian tiger cub was rescued and rehabilitated

Giant Panda Rescue: primary resource

Explore the needs of giant pandas and the threats they face in the wild

Emperor penguins: skilled survivors

Discover the characteristics and behaviour of the emperor penguin

Sea turtle: Science primary resource

Discover how marine rescue organisations help sea turtles in trouble

Marine life of Australia’s coast: primary resource

Discover the secret underwater world of Australia’s coastline

Life in the rainforest primary resource

Discover the animals, insects, plants and people that make the African rainforest their home

Wolf language and communication

Explore how wolves use their voices, body language and odour to talk to one another

Asian elephants primary resource

Explore the environment and habitats of Asian elephants and the problems they face

Lion Family Pride: Primary Resource

Discover how lions live and work together in the savannah

Snakes primary resource

Discover some surprising facts about different snakes from around the world

Save our sharks primary resource

Learn about the some of the rarest UK shark species

Sea safari: Animals primary resource

Find out what’s lurking in the mangroves of Mauritius

Reptile facts: Science primary resource

Learn about the different features and characteristics of reptiles

Jaguars on the hunt: Science primary resource

Explore how the jaguar lives and hunts in its South American habitat

Dogs to the rescue: Science primary resource

Learn about the long history that humans have with dogs and how they help us

British Isles primary resource

Discover the animals that are native to the British Isles

Insect safari: Science primary resource

Discover different species of insects found in the UK

Pets facts: Primary resource

Consider and learn more about the kinds of pets we keep

Polar Bear Primary Resource

Learn all about this Arctic animal

Manta Ray Facts: Science primary resource

Discover ‘7 cool facts’ about this endangered sea creature

Animal myths: Fact or fiction primary resource

Evaluate evidence to discover the truth behind five super weird animal tales

War Horses: WWI primary resource

Discover more about how these animal heroes helped soldiers in World War I

Birds of prey: Competitive predators

Explore how birds of prey compete with one another for food

African Fish Eagle: Science primary resource

Discover the super strengths of this majestic bird

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