Energy - Senses
When our eyes sense light we see.

Energy - Senses

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 using our senses to detect energy.

Light, sound and heat are all types of energy. We can see light, hear sound and feel heat. How do we do that? This quiz is all about using our senses to detect energy and to find out what is going on around us. How many of these questions about our senses can you answer?

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  1. We use our eyes to see. Many people need to wear glasses. What do glasses do?
    The glass in a pair of glasses is called a lens
  2. Marco is bird-watching. He wants to see the birds clearly. What is he using?
    Have you ever looked through a pair of binoculars? What did you see?
  3. Tom wants to look closely at this butterfly. What is he using?
    Magnifying glasses make things look bigger
  4. We can taste our food. What do we mainly use to taste our food?
    Which food do you not like the taste of? Which foods do you like the taste of?
  5. Sometimes our hearing is not very good. What do people wear so they can hear better?
    Some young people have hearing aids. Lots of older people have hearing aids
  6. We use our ears to sense sound. Which sense is that?
    Have you ever made a string telephone? Did it work?
  7. Not all smells are horrid. What do we use to sense smell?
    What sort of things smell really nice?
  8. How do we sense heat?
    Do you use sun-cream when it is very sunny?
  9. Which sense do we use to see light?
    We use our eyes to sense light
  10. Sam is looking at the stars. What is he using?
    Have you ever looked through a telescope? What did you see?

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