KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 2 Measurements - Temperature (Questions)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with estimating and measuring temperature.

Measuring temperature accurately and estimating the correct temperature is a tricky skill to master. Children in Year 2 may use a thermometer to measure temperatures and recognise the difference between warm temperatures and cold temperatures. They will also be asked to make estimates of various temperatures.

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1. What could the temperature here be?
[ ] 3oC or 4oC
[ ] 20oC or 25oC
[ ] 40oC or 45oC
[ ] 50oC or 55oC
2. What is the average temperature of the human body?
[ ] -5oC
[ ] 10oC
[ ] 37oC
[ ] 100oC
3. What is the temperature of boiling water?
[ ] 50oC
[ ] 12oC
[ ] 100oC
[ ] 2oC
4. At what temperature does water freeze?
[ ] 0oC
[ ] 15oC
[ ] 50oC
[ ] 100oC
5. What has to happen to the temperature for ice to begin to melt?
[ ] It has to fall below 0oC
[ ] It has to raise above 0oC
[ ] It has to stay at 0oC
[ ] It has to go up and down a lot
6. What is the average room temperature?
[ ] 0oC
[ ] 25oC
[ ] 100oC
[ ] 65oC
7. What could the temperature be here?
[ ] -5oC
[ ] 0oC
[ ] 10oC
[ ] 40oC
8. In the Arctic, the temperatures are...
[ ] extremely cold, even minus numbers
[ ] extremely hot - more than 100oC
[ ] always the same - around 37oC
[ ] always going up and down, but usually quite warm
9. What could this thermometer be measuring the temperature of?
[ ] The temperature of some iced water
[ ] A child with a fever
[ ] The temperature of boiling water
[ ] The temperature of a snowball
10. What could this thermometer be measuring the temperature of?
[ ] A pan of boiling water
[ ] A room in your house
[ ] A glass of lemonade
[ ] A block of ice
KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 2 Measurements - Temperature (Answers)
1. What could the temperature here be?
[x] 3oC or 4oC
[ ] 20oC or 25oC
[ ] 40oC or 45oC
[ ] 50oC or 55oC
Very cold temperatures in the winter are usually between 0oC and 10oC but can also go into negative numbers
2. What is the average temperature of the human body?
[ ] -5oC
[ ] 10oC
[x] 37oC
[ ] 100oC
This temperature can go up or down slightly - for example if you have a fever
3. What is the temperature of boiling water?
[ ] 50oC
[ ] 12oC
[x] 100oC
[ ] 2oC
Water boils at 100oC - this is when steam begins to form
4. At what temperature does water freeze?
[x] 0oC
[ ] 15oC
[ ] 50oC
[ ] 100oC
Water turns into ice when the temperature reaches 0oC or lower
5. What has to happen to the temperature for ice to begin to melt?
[ ] It has to fall below 0oC
[x] It has to raise above 0oC
[ ] It has to stay at 0oC
[ ] It has to go up and down a lot
Once the temperature starts to climb above 0oC, ice will begin to melt
6. What is the average room temperature?
[ ] 0oC
[x] 25oC
[ ] 100oC
[ ] 65oC
The average room temperature is less than the temperature of the human body
7. What could the temperature be here?
[ ] -5oC
[ ] 0oC
[ ] 10oC
[x] 40oC
The temperature could be even higher than this!
8. In the Arctic, the temperatures are...
[x] extremely cold, even minus numbers
[ ] extremely hot - more than 100oC
[ ] always the same - around 37oC
[ ] always going up and down, but usually quite warm
The arctic can experience temperatures of -50oC!
9. What could this thermometer be measuring the temperature of?
[ ] The temperature of some iced water
[x] A child with a fever
[ ] The temperature of boiling water
[ ] The temperature of a snowball
This temperature is above the usual range so someone might be poorly
10. What could this thermometer be measuring the temperature of?
[x] A pan of boiling water
[ ] A room in your house
[ ] A glass of lemonade
[ ] A block of ice
100oC is the temperature water reaches when it boils