KS1 Science Quiz - Energy - Lights, Electricity and Heating (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 lights, electricity, heating and energy at home.

How do things work around your home and in your school? A lot of energy is needed to heat your home. In winter a lot of energy is needed to heat your school and keep it warm. Electricity is needed to keep the lights working - in your home, in your school, and even the lights in your street run on electricity. Where does the energy come from?

1. When it is dark, you turn the lights on. What powers the lights?
[ ] Gas
[ ] Candles
[ ] Electricity
[ ] Petrol
2. What do you press to turn on the light?
[ ] A handle
[ ] A key
[ ] A switch
[ ] A tap
3. What is glowing inside the light?
[ ] A candle
[ ] A bulb
[ ] A mirror
[ ] A window
4. How do you keep your home warm? Many houses and flats have a boiler and radiators. This is called _______ _______ .
[ ] Outside heating
[ ] Central heating
[ ] Inside heating
[ ] Slow heating
5. What needs to be heated up so you can take a shower?
[ ] Soap
[ ] Shampoo
[ ] Water
[ ] Toothpaste
6. This family is watching television. What makes the television work?
[ ] Gas
[ ] Oil
[ ] Electricity
[ ] Plastic
7. These are pans on a cooker. What does this cooker use to heat the food?
[ ] Gas
[ ] Electricity
[ ] Wood
[ ] Food
8. Energy is needed to warm things up. But energy is also needed to keep things cool.

Freddie is looking in the fridge. What makes the fridge work?
[ ] Water
[ ] Ice
[ ] Snow
[ ] Electricity
9. This torch has batteries. The batteries store __________ .
[ ] Light
[ ] Electricity
[ ] Food
[ ] Bulbs
10. What is lighting up this house?
[ ] Windows
[ ] Mirrors
[ ] Electricity
[ ] Candles
KS1 Science Quiz - Energy - Lights, Electricity and Heating (Answers)
1. When it is dark, you turn the lights on. What powers the lights?
[ ] Gas
[ ] Candles
[x] Electricity
[ ] Petrol
What would it be like if it was dark all the time?
2. What do you press to turn on the light?
[ ] A handle
[ ] A key
[x] A switch
[ ] A tap
The switch turns the light on. It also can turn the light off
3. What is glowing inside the light?
[ ] A candle
[x] A bulb
[ ] A mirror
[ ] A window
Bulbs turn electricity into light
4. How do you keep your home warm? Many houses and flats have a boiler and radiators. This is called _______ _______ .
[ ] Outside heating
[x] Central heating
[ ] Inside heating
[ ] Slow heating
The boiler is powered by gas or oil. Some houses use electricity for heating instead
5. What needs to be heated up so you can take a shower?
[ ] Soap
[ ] Shampoo
[x] Water
[ ] Toothpaste
Water has to be heated in your home and at school. Then the water is warm when you turn on the hot tap
6. This family is watching television. What makes the television work?
[ ] Gas
[ ] Oil
[x] Electricity
[ ] Plastic
Lots of things in your home are powered by electricity
7. These are pans on a cooker. What does this cooker use to heat the food?
[x] Gas
[ ] Electricity
[ ] Wood
[ ] Food
This is a gas cooker. Some cookers use electricity
8. Energy is needed to warm things up. But energy is also needed to keep things cool.

Freddie is looking in the fridge. What makes the fridge work?
[ ] Water
[ ] Ice
[ ] Snow
[x] Electricity
Freezers also use electricity
9. This torch has batteries. The batteries store __________ .
[ ] Light
[x] Electricity
[ ] Food
[ ] Bulbs
Some batteries are rechargeable
10. What is lighting up this house?
[ ] Windows
[ ] Mirrors
[x] Electricity
[ ] Candles
Electricity travels round the house in wires