Materials - Grouping by Common Properties
Springs are stretchy and flexible because of their shape and the material they are made from.

Materials - Grouping by Common Properties

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 grouping materials by their common properties.

Scientists group thing together by the properties they have in common. Rubber bands and springs might be grouped together, What do they have in common? They are both stretchy! In this quiz, you have to match 10 materials to their main properties. So, what is the best word for steel? Steel has some different properties. It is strong. It is also hard. But it is not soft or weak. Can you match all ten of these materials to the best answer? Think hard about each material in turn. Some are easy, but there are some difficult ones - see if you can get them all.

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  1. Flour is ____.
    Do you like baking?
  2. Rock is ____.
    Would you like to do rock climbing when you are older?
  3. Air is ___________.
    The wind may blow strongly, but you can see through the air
  4. Water is _____.
    Water is a liquid. It is a fluid. Fluids are runny
  5. Sand is _____.
    Have you ever built a sandcastle on a beach?
  6. Ice is ______.
    Have you ever been ice-skating?
  7. Rubber bands are _______.
    Rubber bands are not very strong - they can snap. Have you ever made a loom bracelet?
  8. String is ________.
    Have you ever tied up a parcel with string?
  9. Springs are ________.
    Springs are flexible and elastic - they are bendy and stretchy
  10. Brick is _____.
    What do builders do?

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