British Scientists
Imagine if the whole world was made of chocolate. Is this a scientific theory? Find out in question one.

British Scientists

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with historical figures and understanding the lives and achievements of significant people in history.

Studying the lives and achievements of significant figures in history is a key part of the KS1 history curriculum. Children must understand how the achievements, discoveries and developments of significant British figures such as scientists have shaped our lives today.

Charles Darwin was a famous scientist who lived in the 1800s. What was his most famous theory?
That dinosaurs made the planet
That man evolved from ape ancestors
That spacemen built all the countries
That the whole planet is made from chocolate
Many people did not believe his theory at first
Sir Isaac Newton famously 'discovered' gravity. He also built the first....
Aluminium spaceship
Golden apple
Reflecting telescope
Fully working fairground ride
He also devised a very clever theory about how colour is seen by our eyes
Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish scientist who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. What was the first thing he said on the 'phone?
What time is it please?
To whom am I speaking?
Can I call you later?
Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you
Mr Watson was Alexander's assistant at the time
Rosalind Franklin was a female English scientist who made great contributions to the study of what?
DNA is the material that carries all the information about how a living thing will look and function
Edward Jenner developed a scientific first which has saved many lives. What was it?
The world's first vaccination
The postage stamp
The weighing scale
The frying pan
Jenner is often referred to as 'The Father of Immunology'
Alexander Fleming discovered something which saved countless lives. What was it?
The life buoy
The airbag
The traffic light
Alexander discovered this amazing drug by accident!
Although The Countess of Lovelace was born in 1815, she is recognised as the world's first...
female astronaut
100m sprint champion
female sea captain
computer programmer
She wrote what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine, or in other words, a computer program
Tim Berners-Lee is a computer scientist who invented something nearly everyone uses. What was it?
The World Wide Web
The shopping bag
The computer keyboard
The computer mouse
His early system for the web was invented and used in 1989
Dr Brian Cox is a physicist who used to have a very different job. What was it?
A traffic warden
A keyboard player in a band
A police officer
A shop keeper
Dr Cox often appears on TV programmes and makes complicated science much easier to understand
Dr Stephen Hawking was a brilliant scientist who wrote a famous book. What is it called?
A Long Version of Events
A Brief History of Time
A Quick Round Up of Information
A Short Explanation of History
Dr Hawking had motor neurone disease and was confined to a wheelchair. He is considered the greatest scientist since Einstein
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Scientists and engineers

Author:  Angela Smith

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