Materials - Common Materials
Erasers are often made from rubber or synthetic rubber. Rubber is a stretchy, or elastic, material.

Materials - Common Materials

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 Materials.

We use materials to make things. Different materials are good for different jobs. They are used to make different objects. Which materials are which? Can you name the most common materials? What do they look like? If you know the names of the most common materials, then you can look at how they are used in different objects.

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  1. This material is made from trees. What is it?
    Sawn wood is called timber
  2. You can knit with this material. What is it?
    Wool comes originally from sheep
  3. Gold, iron and copper are all types of _____.
    What other metals do you know?
  4. These are bottle tops. They are made from _______.
    Plastics can be shaped and moulded
  5. You can sew with this material. What is it?
    Cotton comes originally from a plant
  6. What material is this bottle made from?
    Glass is used in mirrors and in windows
  7. This stone is made of ____.
    Rocks form cliffs and mountains
  8. What is the main material in this wall?
    Bricks are made from clay
  9. You can rub things out with this material. What is it?
    Rubber is also used in car tyres
  10. These are beams used in building. What material are the beams made from?
    Concrete is made by mixing cement, water, sand and small stones

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