Materials - Different Materials for Different Jobs
Things are made from the best material for the job. A chocolate teapot would be no use - it would melt!

Materials - Different Materials for Different Jobs

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 which materials are used for which jobs.

Can you choose between different materials to do a job or make something? Choosing the right material can be quite hard. Sometimes more than one material could be used. But you have to choose the best material for the job. Why choose that material and not a different one? Here are some questions for you to try. Which material will be best?

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  1. Mirrors are made from what material?
    Most of a mirror is made of glass
  2. Candles are made from what material?
    Be careful with candles. Never play with candles or matches
  3. Railings are made from what material?
    Fences are made of wood, but railings are metal
  4. Floor boards are made from what material?
    Does your house have a wooden floor?
  5. Toothbrushes are made from what material?
    What colour is your toothbrush?
  6. Shirts are made from what material?
    Cotton is used to make towels, sheets and underwear. It is a comfortable material
  7. These toy building bricks are made from what material?
    What can you build with your toy building bricks?
  8. Gas Cookers are made from what material?
    Most of a cooker is made of metal. It gets very hot
  9. Cereal Boxes are made from what material?
    Inside the box is the packet. The cereals are inside the packet
  10. Saucepans are made from what material?
    Saucepans are made of metal because they get hot and must not melt. The handles can be metal, wood or plastic

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