Materials - Choosing the Right Material
Wood is a material which has many uses. It was used to make these toys!

Materials - Choosing the Right Material

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 choosing the right material for the job.

Which material would you use to make a paper aeroplane? Paper, of course! Can you choose the best material to make different things and do different jobs? You have found out all about different materials. You know about their properties. Now let’s try to choose which material to use for each of these jobs.

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  1. Jumpers are made from which material?
    What other words mean a woolly jumper? - Sweater and pullover
  2. Radiators are made from which material?
    What colour are the radiators in your home?
  3. Bicycle tyres are made from which material?
    What sort of bike do you have?
  4. Front doors are made from which material?
    Most front doors are made of wood or plastic. What is your front door made of?
  5. Window panes are made from which material?
    Window frames are made of wood or plastic
  6. Rulers are made from which material?
    Rulers used to be made of wood
  7. Knifes, forks and spoons are made from which material?
    Have you ever used a plastic knife and fork? But metal knives and forks last longer
  8. Drawing pins are made from which material?
    What are drawing pins used for?
  9. Books are made from which material?
    Did you know? - Paper is made originally from wood
  10. Wheelie Bins are made from which material?
    What colour wheelie bins do you have?

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