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Energy - Light Sources
When the Sun has gone down, the only light comes from the Moon, stars and lamps.

Energy - Light Sources

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 and sources of light.

Light is an energy. It lets us see the world around us. Which things make light? In science at school you will have found out about sources of light. Some sources are very big, like the Sun. Some are very small, like glow worms. Lots of other things don’t make their own light - they just reflect light. Mirrors reflect light. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun. Let’s find out a bit more about light energy.

1.
Where does daylight come from?
The Moon
The Sun
The stars
Street lights
Remember, never look directly at the sun - it is very dangerous
2.
The Moon shines at night. But the Moon is not like the Sun. The Moon does not make its own light. The Moon reflects light from:
Street lights
House lights
The Sun
Glow worms
Sometimes you cannot see all of the Moon. Have you ever seen a crescent-shaped Moon?
3.
Mirrors do not make their own light. Mirrors just _______ light.
Reflect
Replace
Destroy
Eat up
Light bounces off mirrors. Light reflects off mirrors
4.
Mrs Smith is polishing her car. It is very shiny. The light is:
Bouncing off the car
Not touching the car
Lifting the car up
Weighing the car down
Light bounces off shiny things
5.
These candles are burning. They make heat and _____ .
Sound
Light
Electricity
Ice
Fires produce light as well as heat
6.
What do we use to light our homes?
The Moon
Wind
Stars
Electricity
Not just our homes - our streets, schools and factories all use electric lights
7.
The sun makes lots of light. At night, you cannot see the sun. What can you see in the sky at night?
The Sun
Oceans
Stars
Rivers
There are millions of stars. Stars make light. They are like the Sun, but they are a very long way away. That’s why they look so small
8.
This is a torch. It produces light. The torch has batteries. What makes the light in a torch?
Gas
Wax
Magnets
Electricity
The electrical energy is turned into light energy
9.
This minibeast is very unusual. It is called a glow worm. Why do you think it is called a glow worm?
It is nice to look at
It makes its own light
It is very colourful
It is a very happy minibeast
That’s right - it glows in the dark. Fireflies also make their own light
10.
In the picture, it is getting dark. When it is completely dark:
There is only a little bit of light
There is still lots of light
There is plenty of light
There is no light
If there is no light at all, then it is completely dark
Author:  David Bland

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