Energy - Lights, Electricity and Heating
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Energy - Lights, Electricity and Heating

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 lights, electricity, heating and energy at home.

How do things work around your home and in your school? A lot of energy is needed to heat your home. In winter a lot of energy is needed to heat your school and keep it warm. Electricity is needed to keep the lights working - in your home, in your school, and even the lights in your street run on electricity. Where does the energy come from?

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  1. These are pans on a cooker. What does this cooker use to heat the food?
    This is a gas cooker. Some cookers use electricity
  2. What needs to be heated up so you can take a shower?
    Water has to be heated in your home and at school. Then the water is warm when you turn on the hot tap
  3. Energy is needed to warm things up. But energy is also needed to keep things cool.

    Freddie is looking in the fridge. What makes the fridge work?
    Freezers also use electricity
  4. How do you keep your home warm? Many houses and flats have a boiler and radiators. This is called _______ _______ .
    The boiler is powered by gas or oil. Some houses use electricity for heating instead
  5. When it is dark, you turn the lights on. What powers the lights?
    What would it be like if it was dark all the time?
  6. What is glowing inside the light?
    Bulbs turn electricity into light
  7. This family is watching television. What makes the television work?
    Lots of things in your home are powered by electricity
  8. What is lighting up this house?
    Electricity travels round the house in wires
  9. What do you press to turn on the light?
    The switch turns the light on. It also can turn the light off
  10. This torch has batteries. The batteries store __________ .
    Some batteries are rechargeable

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