British Scientists
Imagine if the whole world was made of chocolate. Is this a scientific theory? Find out in question one.

British Scientists

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with historical figures and understanding the lives and achievements of significant people in history.

Studying the lives and achievements of significant figures in history is a key part of the KS1 history curriculum. Children must understand how the achievements, discoveries and developments of significant British figures such as scientists have shaped our lives today.

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  1. Dr Brian Cox is a physicist who used to have a very different job. What was it?
    Dr Cox often appears on TV programmes and makes complicated science much easier to understand
  2. Dr Stephen Hawking is a brilliant scientist who wrote a famous book. What is it called?
    Dr Hawking has motor neurone disease and is confined to a wheelchair but continues to work and is considered the greatest scientist since Einstein
  3. Rosalind Franklin was a female English scientist who made great contributions to the study of what?
    DNA is the material that carries all the information about how a living thing will look and function
  4. Although The Countess of Lovelace was born in 1815, she is recognised as the world's first...
    She wrote what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine, or in other words, a computer programme
  5. Charles Darwin was a famous scientist who lived in the 1800s. What was his most famous theory?
    Many people did not believe his theory at first
  6. Alexander Fleming discovered something which saved countless lives. What was it?
    Alexander discovered this amazing drug by accident!
  7. Sir Isaac Newton famously 'discovered' gravity. He also built the first....
    He also devised a very clever theory about how colour is seen by our eyes
  8. Tim Berners-Lee is a computer scientist who invented something nearly everyone uses. What was it?
    His early system for the web was invented and used in 1989
  9. Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish scientist who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. What was the first thing he said on the 'phone?
    Mr Watson was Alexander's assistant at the time
  10. Edward Jenner developed a scientific first which has saved many lives. What was it?
    Jenner is often referred to as 'The Father of Immunology'

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