Forces - Movement and Motion
Things that can roll are easier to move. That's why vehicles have wheels.

Forces - Movement and Motion

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 forces of movement and motion.

When looking at forces in science at school you have found out about things moving or being in motion. Cars, people, bikes, planes, animals - they all move by using forces. What makes them go? How do they go? What keeps cars in motion? You can make things move. You can kick a ball, throw a ball or hit a ball with a bat. What do you know about how things move?

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  1. This plane is taking off. Which direction is it moving?
    The plane has to go very fast along the runway so it can take off
  2. Sarah is going to reverse her car. Which way will it move?
    Cars usually go forwards. But cars can be reversed. To reverse means to go backwards
  3. Not everything that moves has wheels. This is a bobsleigh. It goes down the track very fast. What helps the bobsleigh to go so fast?
    The bobsleigh has runners instead of wheels
  4. Water in rivers and streams is moving. The water:
    Water in rivers starts in the hills and flows down to the sea
  5. The picture shows a steam train. In which direction is the steam train moving?
    How many carriages has this train?
  6. This game is called snooker. The player is going to hit the white ball with the wooden cue. What will happen to the white ball?
    Snooker players are very skilful
  7. These yachts are moving quickly through the water. What is pushing them along?
    Have you ever been on a sailing boat?
  8. This family are having fun in the garden. Mum and the children are in the barrow. What helps the barrow to move?
    Wheelbarrows make it easier to move heavy loads
  9. These children are playing football. They are:
    None of the players stand still all the time
  10. These children are stood in one place. But they are moving. How do you know they are moving?
    You can be moving but not going anywhere!

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