KS1 Science Quiz - Energy - Light, Colours and Rainbows (Questions)

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.

1. Daylight comes from the Sun. Daylight is often called:
[ ] White light
[ ] Blue light
[ ] Red light
[ ] Green light
2. 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?
[ ] Blue
[ ] Green
[ ] Grey
[ ] Yellow
3. Alice has painted this picture. What is it?
[ ] A bridge
[ ] A tunnel
[ ] A scarf
[ ] A rainbow
4. What do people say is at the end of the rainbow?
[ ] Yellow bricks
[ ] A pot of gold
[ ] A silver lining
[ ] Dark clouds
5. Most plants are _____ in colour.
[ ] Red
[ ] Yellow
[ ] Green
[ ] Blue
6. What does a red light mean?
[ ] Stop
[ ] Go
[ ] Keep going
[ ] Turn round
7. 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
8. 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
[ ] Nothing
[ ] The colours of the rainbow
[ ] Only yellow light
9. Amy is in a park. She is blowing bubbles. She looks carefully at one of the bubbles. What does she see?
[ ] Nothing
[ ] Lots of different colours
[ ] The bubble is grey
[ ] The bubble is red
10. 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
KS1 Science Quiz - Energy - Light, Colours and Rainbows (Answers)
1. Daylight comes from the Sun. Daylight is often called:
[x] White light
[ ] Blue light
[ ] Red light
[ ] Green light
The sunlight is white in the picture. What colour is the sky?
2. 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?
[ ] Blue
[ ] Green
[ ] Grey
[x] Yellow
The Sun is still very powerful. Remember, never to look directly at the Sun
3. Alice has painted this picture. What is it?
[ ] A bridge
[ ] A tunnel
[ ] A scarf
[x] A rainbow
Have you seen a rainbow? What colours can you see in a rainbow?
4. What do people say is at the end of the rainbow?
[ ] Yellow bricks
[x] A pot of gold
[ ] A silver lining
[ ] Dark clouds
Is there really a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
5. Most plants are _____ in colour.
[ ] Red
[ ] Yellow
[x] Green
[ ] Blue
Plants are green. The green colour helps plants to catch the sunlight. They need the light to grow
6. What does a red light mean?
[x] Stop
[ ] Go
[ ] Keep going
[ ] Turn round
Red lights are used on roads and on railways
7. Why are fire engines painted bright red and yellow?
[ ] So they look good
[x] 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.
8. 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
[ ] Nothing
[x] The colours of the rainbow
[ ] Only yellow light
Have you ever done this at school?
9. Amy is in a park. She is blowing bubbles. She looks carefully at one of the bubbles. What does she see?
[ ] Nothing
[x] 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
10. Why are flowers so bright and colourful?
[ ] So they look nice
[ ] So we will pick them
[x] 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?