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# Energy - Hot And Cold

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with heat energy and hot and cold temperatures.

Heat is a type of energy. It is not nice to be too cold. It is nice to be warm. But being too hot can be a bad thing. At school you will have learned that we measure how hot or cold it is by taking the temperature. We use thermometers to measure the temperature. These questions are all about being hot and cold, about temperature and about heat energy.

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1. What do we use to measure temperature?
Have you ever used a thermometer?
2. Ellie’s house has central heating. The rooms in the house are heated by radiators.

Ellie’s Mum says, ‘It is too warm.’ She turns down the central heating.

What does Ellie’s Mum use to turn down the central heating?
Do you have a thermostat on the wall of your classroom at school?
3. How do you know the water is very hot?
Remember - never touch pans or dishes on cookers
4. This stove is very hot. It has a lot of ____ energy.
Be careful! Never touch a hot stove
5. We can sense if we are hot or cold. Which part of us senses hot or cold?
If we are too cold, we start shivering
6. Tom’s Mum opens the fridge door. She says it is:
Fridges keep food cool. Freezers are very cold. They freeze food
7. This is a bonfire. Why is the bonfire hot?
Burning produces a lot of heat
8. What do we call how hot or cold it is?
Temperature is measured in degrees centigrade (oC)
9. Holly and Beth are playing in the snow. It is cold. Before they went out, their Mum told them to:
How have Holly and Beth wrapped up to stay warm?
10. The picture shows a pond in a park. How do you know the water in the pond is very cold?
Water freezes and turns into ice. Water is a liquid. Ice is a solid

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