Year 6 Science Printable Worksheets

Our year 6 science worksheets will help support your young scientist as they develop their skills of scientific enquiry. We have a variety of science worksheets covering topics like interdependence and adaptation, electricity, micro-organisms, forces, and much more. Spark your child's curiosity with our year 6 science worksheets and printables!

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Polar bear word scramble

Polar bear word scramble

Children unscramble the words that are associated with a polar bear. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Killer whale reading comprehension

Killer whale reading comprehension

Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about killer whales. There are 10 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Deep-sea wildlife reading comprehension

Deep-sea wildlife reading comprehension

Discover some interesting facts about the creatures that live on the deep-sea floor. What does bioluminescence mean? Why can't plants grow at the bottom of the sea? Students read the article and answer the accompanying study questions. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6 pupils.

Age: 10 - 11
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Praying mantis reading comprehension

Praying mantis reading comprehension

This KS2 reading comprehension includes a passage with some interesting facts about praying mantises. Children read the text and then answer the questions that follow. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6 pupils.

Age: 10 - 11
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Humpback whale reading comprehension

Humpback whale reading comprehension

Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about humpback whales. There are 11 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Animal migration comprehension

Animal migration comprehension

When animals move from one place to another and then return back home again, it is called migration. This article includes some interesting facts about animal migration. When animals move from one place to another and then return back home again, it is called migration. Students read through the text and answer the accompanying study questions.

Age: 10 - 11
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Animals that migrate comprehension

Animals that migrate comprehension

This reading comprehension includes some interesting facts about some different animals that migrate. Students read through the text and answer the accompanying study questions.

Age: 10 - 11
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Main threats to polar bears comprehension

Main threats to polar bears comprehension

This resource is all about the main threats to polar bears and can be used to support teaching living things and their habitats to year 6 pupils. Kids learn about climate change and the effects of global warming. They are asked to read through the article and then come up with at least 10 ways that they can help reduce their carbon footprint.

Age: 10 - 11
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Bottlenose dolphin reading comprehension

Bottlenose dolphin reading comprehension

Bottlenose dolphins live in tropical and temperate oceans and breathe air at the surface. Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about bottlenose dolphins. There are 12 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Grey seal reading comprehension

Grey seal reading comprehension

Grey seals are warm-blooded, air-breathing mammals that can be found on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean. Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about grey seals. There are 12 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Basking shark reading comprehension

Basking shark reading comprehension

Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about basking sharks. There are 11 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Jellyfish reading comprehension

Jellyfish reading comprehension

Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about jellyfish. There are 11 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Hermit crab reading comprehension

Hermit crab reading comprehension

Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about the hermit crab. There are 12 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Starfish reading comprehension

Starfish reading comprehension

Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about starfish. There are 12 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Salmon reading comprehension

Salmon reading comprehension

Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about salmon. There are 12 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6.

Age: 10 - 11
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Scallop reading comprehension

Scallop reading comprehension

Students read through the reading comprehension and learn some interesting facts about scallops. There are 10 questions for them to answer. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6 pupils.

Age: 10 - 11
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Forest wildlife reading comprehension

Forest wildlife reading comprehension

This KS2 reading comprehension includes some facts about forest wildlife. Students read the text and answer the accompanying study questions. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6 pupils.

Age: 10 - 11
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Seashore wildlife reading comprehension

Seashore wildlife reading comprehension

This KS2 reading comprehension includes some facts about seashore wildlife. Students read the text and answer the accompanying study questions. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6 pupils.

Age: 10 - 11
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Australian wildlife reading comprehension

Australian wildlife reading comprehension

This KS2 reading comprehension includes some facts about Australian wildlife. Students read the text and answer the accompanying study questions. This worksheet can be used to support your teaching of Living things and their habitats to Year 6 pupils.

Age: 10 - 11
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Rainforest animals cloze activity

Rainforest animals cloze activity

This cloze activity includes some interesting facts about rainforest species. Students read through the text and fill in the missing words using the word bank.

Age: 10 - 11
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Plant habitats

Plant habitats

Plants live in many different habitats, they grow where they will survive best. Children learn about four different plant habitats. They are asked to research four plants that grow in each of the habitats and write a brief description about each one.

Age: 10 - 11
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Cactus plant cloze activity

Cactus plant cloze activity

Children learn some interesting facts about cactus plants and fill in the missing words using the word bank to help them.

Age: 10 - 11
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Palm trees

Palm trees

Palm trees grow in moist and hot climates. Date palms and coconut palms are two well-known types of palm trees, though there are around 2600 different species. Children read through the palm tree facts and answer the questions.

Age: 10 - 11
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Classification of animals - Invertebrates

Classification of animals - Invertebrates

Children sort the invertebrates by writing them in the correct column.

Age: 10 - 11
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What type of animal?

What type of animal?

Children read the facts about animals and put a cross in the correct columns so that the statements are true.

Age: 10 - 11
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Reading comprehension - The camel

Reading comprehension - The camel

Did you know that there are two types of camels, dromedary camels, and Bactrian camels? Children read through the information and answer the questions.

Age: 10 - 11
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Label the parts of a spider

Label the parts of a spider

This science worksheet asks children to label the parts of a spider using the words from the word bank to help them.

Age: 10 - 11
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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus was born in Sweden on 23 May 1707. He is famous for his work in organising things into groups, this is also known as taxonomy. Children learn some interesting facts about the famous scientist, Carl Linnaeus. They are asked to research their favourite animal and fill in the information by writing out its classification.

Age: 10 - 11
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Protists

Protists

Protists are organisms that are not plants or animals. They are so tiny that we need a microscope to see them. Children learn some basic facts about protists and complete a vocabulary matching activity.

Age: 10 - 11
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Invertebrates - Insects

Invertebrates - Insects

There are more than 800,000 different types of insects. Their bodies are divided into three parts, the head, thorax, and abdomen. They have an exoskeleton covering their bodies. Children choose two insects mentioned in the text and research what they eat, where they live, how they survive, how big they grow, and if they help the environment.

Age: 10 - 11
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Invertebrates - Echinoderms

Invertebrates - Echinoderms

Echinoderms are animals that live in the ocean. There are about 6000 different species of echinoderms. They include starfish, brittle stars, echinoids, sea cucumbers, and sea lilies. Children research what starfish and sea urchins eat, where they live, how they survive, and how big they grow.

Age: 10 - 11
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Invertebrates - Arachnids

Invertebrates - Arachnids

The most common arachnids are spiders, scorpions, ticks, and mites. They have a hard exoskeleton and jointed legs for walking. Children research what spiders and scorpions eat, where they live, how they survive, and how big they grow.

Age: 10 - 11
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Invertebrates - Molluscs

Invertebrates - Molluscs

The word 'mollusc' means soft and that's exactly what they are. They don't have skeletons or exoskeletons. Most molluscs have shells made of calcium. Children research what octopuses and snails eat, where they live, how they survive, and how big they grow.

Age: 10 - 11
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Invertebrates - Crustaceans

Invertebrates - Crustaceans

Crustaceans have a hard, external shell that protects their soft bodies. They mostly live in water. Children research what hermit crabs and lobsters eat, where they live, how they survive, and how big they grow.

Age: 10 - 11
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Invertebrates - Annelids

Invertebrates - Annelids

Annelids have no legs and no hard skeleton. These animals are segmented worms. Their bodies are divided into many segments like rings joined together. Children research what earthworms and leeches eat, where they live, how they survive, and how big they grow.

Age: 10 - 11
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Invertebrates

Invertebrates

Invertebrates come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. They are animals without a backbone or an internal skeleton. Children learn some interesting characteristics of invertebrates and answer the questions.

Age: 10 - 11
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Classifying animals - Mammals

Classifying animals - Mammals

Mammals are warm-blooded and have hair or fur. This is a great worksheet for children to carry out their own research and learn about some of the key characteristics of mammals.

Age: 10 - 11
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Classifying animals - Arachnids

Classifying animals - Arachnids

Arachnids have a 2-part body and an exoskeleton. They mostly live on land and have eight legs. This is a fun worksheet for children to carry out their own research and learn about some of the key characteristics of arachnids.

Age: 10 - 11
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Classifying animals - Insects

Classifying animals - Insects

Insects are cold-blooded. They have two antennae and three body parts. Most insects hatch from eggs. This is a fun worksheet for children to carry out their own research and learn about some of the key characteristics of birds.

Age: 10 - 11
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Classifying animals - Birds

Classifying animals - Birds

This is a fun worksheet for children to carry out their own research and learn about some of the key characteristics of birds.

Age: 10 - 11
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Classifying animals - Fish

Classifying animals - Fish

This is a fun worksheet for children to carry out their own research and learn about some of the key characteristics of fish.

Age: 10 - 11
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Classifying animals - Reptiles

Classifying animals - Reptiles

This is a fun worksheet for children to carry out their own research and learn about some of the key characteristics of reptiles.

Age: 10 - 11
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Classifying animals - Amphibians

Classifying animals - Amphibians

This is a great worksheet for children to carry out their own research and learn about some of the key characteristics of amphibians.

Age: 10 - 11
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Coronavirus - Global Solutions

Coronavirus - Global Solutions

Students are asked to take a look at some of the solutions to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus. What do they think are the most effective and why? Write down the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.

Age: 10 - 11
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Herbivores

Herbivores

Children look at the list of herbivores and put them into the correct category.

Age: 10 - 11
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Microorganisms

Microorganisms

Students are asked to fill in the missing spaces with the words from the microorganism.

Age: 10 - 11
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Different types of microorganisms

Different types of microorganisms

Children learn about different types of microorganisms including algae, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa, with questions to answer at the end.

Age: 10 - 11
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Viruses

Viruses

Viruses are different from bacteria as they need a living cell to survive. A virus can enter a living plant, animal, or human being. Children read through the text and answer the questions about viruses.

Age: 10 - 11
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Printable worksheets are a great way to enhance creativity and improve a child’s knowledge. Help your child learn more about Year 6 Science with this great selection of worksheets designed to help children succeed.

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