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Energy - Light, Colours and Rainbows
Colour is all around us but what makes it and how does it get there?

Energy - Light, Colours and Rainbows

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 light energy, colours and the rainbow.

Light is an energy. It brightens up the world. It lets us see the world around us. But light is also colourful. At home and at school you will have done colouring and used paints. Colours make things look smart. There is colour all around us. Flowers make gardens bright. Rainbows in the sky are beautiful. This quiz is all about light energy, and the colours of the rainbow.

What do people say is at the end of the rainbow?
Yellow bricks
A pot of gold
A silver lining
Dark clouds
Is there really a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
Why are flowers so bright and colourful?
So they look nice
So we will pick them
So they will attract lots of bees and butterflies
So they warn off bees and butterflies
What is your favourite flower? And what is your favourite colour?
Alice has painted this picture. What is it?
A bridge
A tunnel
A scarf
A rainbow
Have you seen a rainbow? What colours can you see in a rainbow?
Why are fire engines painted bright red and yellow?
So they look good
So they stand out and can be seen easily
So they look smart
So they look clean
Red means danger. The fire engine can be seen easily. Fire engines also have bright flashing lights.
Police cars are painted in bright blue and yellow so they stand out. They have bright blue flashing lights.
Ambulances are painted in bright green and yellow so they stand out. They have flashing lights, too.
Amy is in a park. She is blowing bubbles. She looks carefully at one of the bubbles. What does she see?
Lots of different colours
The bubble is grey
The bubble is red
The surface of the bubble is all different colours. The colours swirl about
In winter, the Sun is very low in the sky. The sunlight is not as white. What colour is the sunlight when the Sun is very low in the sky?
The Sun is still very powerful. Remember, never to look directly at the Sun
Most plants are _____ in colour.
Plants are green. The green colour helps plants to catch the sunlight. They need the light to grow
Daylight comes from the Sun. Daylight is often called:
White light
Blue light
Red light
Green light
The sunlight is white in the picture. What colour is the sky?
This is a prism. It is a block of glass. Toni shines a ray of white light through the prism. What does she see on the other side?
White light
The colours of the rainbow
Only yellow light
Have you ever done this at school?
What does a red light mean?
Keep going
Turn round
Red lights are used on roads and on railways
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - What is light?

Author:  David Bland

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