KS1 D and T Quiz - Tools For Making Things (Questions)

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Design and Technology for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically it looks at some of the basic tools used for making different things, which children might be familiar with. It is one of 10 quizzes to help you with designing and making useful things, and finding out about how things are made.

There are lots of different ways of making things. But nearly everything is made using tools. This quiz looks at some of the tools used to make things, from cakes to chairs, gloves to garden sheds. What sort of tools have you used already? Let’s find out a little bit more about some of the basic tools. And don’t forget - be careful when using any tool.

1. Natasha is joining together two pieces of wood. She uses nails and a ______.
[ ] Saw
[ ] Spatula
[ ] Knife
[ ] Hammer
2. Jack is sewing. Which tool does he use?
[ ] Spoon
[ ] Spanner
[ ] Needle
[ ] Thread
3. Maria is making a dress. She cuts the cloth with a pair of ________.
[ ] Binoculars
[ ] Trousers
[ ] Compasses
[ ] Scissors
4. Sasha is using a glue-stick. Which of these is a glue-stick best at joining together?
[ ] Paper and card
[ ] Metal and brick
[ ] Wood and concrete
[ ] Cloth and plastic
5. Freddie is making a cake. He puts the ingredients into a bowl. He mixes the cake with a ______.
[ ] Needle
[ ] Screwdriver
[ ] Spoon
[ ] Pencil
6. Ella is making a box. The sides have to be 30 cm long. What does Ella use to measure the length of the sides?
[ ] A ruler
[ ] A calculator
[ ] A computer
[ ] A magnet
7. Freddie has to add 200ml of milk to his mixture. What does Freddie use?
[ ] A measuring jug
[ ] A teaspoon
[ ] A ruler
[ ] A calculator
8. Maria is making a dress. What sort of machine does she use to help her to make the dress?
[ ] Washing machine
[ ] Dishwasher
[ ] Sewing machine
[ ] Lawnmower
9. Freddie is ready to bake his cake. He puts the cake into:
[ ] An oven
[ ] A dark cupboard
[ ] A light cupboard
[ ] A bin
10. Callum likes riding his bike. But his front wheel has a puncture. What does Callum use to remove the front wheel?
[ ] A hammer
[ ] A saw
[ ] A spoon
[ ] A spanner
KS1 D and T Quiz - Tools For Making Things (Answers)
1. Natasha is joining together two pieces of wood. She uses nails and a ______.
[ ] Saw
[ ] Spatula
[ ] Knife
[x] Hammer
Have you ever used a hammer?
2. Jack is sewing. Which tool does he use?
[ ] Spoon
[ ] Spanner
[x] Needle
[ ] Thread
Thread is the material. It is made of cotton. Needle is the tool he uses with the thread
3. Maria is making a dress. She cuts the cloth with a pair of ________.
[ ] Binoculars
[ ] Trousers
[ ] Compasses
[x] Scissors
Are you good at cutting straight?
4. Sasha is using a glue-stick. Which of these is a glue-stick best at joining together?
[x] Paper and card
[ ] Metal and brick
[ ] Wood and concrete
[ ] Cloth and plastic
Not everything can be just glued together
5. Freddie is making a cake. He puts the ingredients into a bowl. He mixes the cake with a ______.
[ ] Needle
[ ] Screwdriver
[x] Spoon
[ ] Pencil
Big spoons for mixing are often made from wood
6. Ella is making a box. The sides have to be 30 cm long. What does Ella use to measure the length of the sides?
[x] A ruler
[ ] A calculator
[ ] A computer
[ ] A magnet
Are you good at measuring?
7. Freddie has to add 200ml of milk to his mixture. What does Freddie use?
[x] A measuring jug
[ ] A teaspoon
[ ] A ruler
[ ] A calculator
Can you measure liquids?
8. Maria is making a dress. What sort of machine does she use to help her to make the dress?
[ ] Washing machine
[ ] Dishwasher
[x] Sewing machine
[ ] Lawnmower
Have you ever used a sewing machine?
9. Freddie is ready to bake his cake. He puts the cake into:
[x] An oven
[ ] A dark cupboard
[ ] A light cupboard
[ ] A bin
What have you baked in an oven?
10. Callum likes riding his bike. But his front wheel has a puncture. What does Callum use to remove the front wheel?
[ ] A hammer
[ ] A saw
[ ] A spoon
[x] A spanner
Have you ever used a spanner?