Materials - Metal and Non-Metal
Some metals are shiny but not all shiny things are metal. These shoes are made of leather!

Materials - Metal and Non-Metal

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.

Are all solids made of metal? No - wood, glass and plastic are not metal. They are non-metals. How can you tell the difference between metals and non-metals? Metals are very important. They are often very strong. Metals are used in wires. They are inside lots of things that look plastic - computers and televisions have metals inside them. What do you know about metals and how they are used to make things?

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  1. The picture shows a tyre swing in a playground. Which one of these is made from metal?
    What is your favourite type of swing?
  2. These drinks cans are made from aluminium. Aluminium is a _____.
    Aluminium is a light metal. It is used to make aeroplanes
  3. What are pound coins made from?
    Coins are made of metal. What colour is a 10p piece?
  4. Gold is used to make jewellery. Other metals are also used to make jewellery. Which one of these is a metal used to make jewellery?
    Gold, silver and bronze are used to make medals
  5. Which one of these is a metal?
    A lot of water pipes are made of copper
  6. Which one of these is a metal?
    Diamond is not a metal
  7. Sam is helping in the garden. He has a trowel. The trowel has a wooden handle. What is the rest of the trowel made from?
    What is the difference between a trowel and a spade?
  8. Look at these chairs. The legs of these chairs are made from _____.
    What are the legs of the chair you are sitting on made from?
  9. What are cars mainly made from?
    The engine of a car is made of metal. Most of the body of the car is also made of metal
  10. Which one of these is a metal?
    The picture is Iron Bridge in Shropshire. It was the first bridge in the world that was built from iron

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