Lesson Worksheet: Nutrition in Animals Science • 2nd Grade

In this worksheet, we will practice recognizing the foods that different animals eat and classifying animals as carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores based on their diets.


Some animals, including humans, eat plants and meat. Are they classified as herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?

Hooded crow with worm
  • AHerbivores
  • BOmnivores
  • CCarnivores


Some animals only eat plants.

Are these animals classified as herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?

Doe eating plants in garden
  • AHerbivores
  • BCarnivores
  • COmnivores


Plants can make their own food. This is called photosynthesis. Animals have to find food to eat.

Some animals only eat meat. Are these animals classified as carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores?

Grizzly bear
  • ACarnivores
  • BOmnivores
  • CHerbivores


Giraffes are herbivores. How do they get the right amount of food to stay healthy?

Three giraffes
  • AGiraffes find plants to eat in their habitat.
  • BGiraffes steal plants from other animals.
  • CGiraffes hunt and kill animals in their habitat.


Lions are carnivores. This means that they only eat meat.

How do lions get the food they need to survive?

  • AThey steal food from other animals.
  • BThey find dead animals to eat.
  • CThey hunt other animals to eat.


The photograph shows a rabbit in its natural habitat.


What does a rabbit eat?

  • AMeat only
  • BMeat and plants
  • CPlants only

Is a rabbit classified as a herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore?

  • AAn omnivore
  • BA carnivore
  • CA herbivore


Frogs eat insects like flies. Larger frogs can eat mice and even snakes.

Would a frog be classified as an herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore?

  • AOmnivore
  • BHerbivore
  • CCarnivore


Penguins can be described as piscivores, which are a type of carnivores. Which of the following is most likely to be the diet of penguins?

Hint: Penguins spend most of their time in and around water.

  • AMeat, such as fish and squid
  • BPlants
  • CMeat, such as mice and insects


True or False: Animals, including humans, need water for their bodies to function properly.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse


Snakes eat foods such as mice, insects, and other snakes. Would a snake be classified as a carnivore, a herbivore, or an omnivore?

  • ACarnivore
  • BHerbivore
  • COmnivore

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