Energy - Senses
When our eyes sense light we see.

Energy - Senses

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 using our senses to detect energy.

Light, sound and heat are all types of energy. We can see light, hear sound and feel heat. How do we do that? This quiz is all about using our senses to detect energy and to find out what is going on around us. How many of these questions about our senses can you answer?

1.
We use our eyes to see. Many people need to wear glasses. What do glasses do?
Make our sight better
Make our sight worse
Make our hearing better
Make our hearing worse
The glass in a pair of glasses is called a lens
2.
Tom wants to look closely at this butterfly. What is he using?
A telescope
A magnifying glass
Binoculars
A microscope
Magnifying glasses make things look bigger
3.
Sometimes our hearing is not very good. What do people wear so they can hear better?
Glasses
Compass
Watch
Hearing aid
Some young people have hearing aids. Lots of older people have hearing aids
4.
We use our ears to sense sound. Which sense is that?
Hearing
Touch
Taste
Smell
Have you ever made a string telephone? Did it work?
5.
Sam is looking at the stars. What is he using?
Binoculars
A telescope
A magnifying glass
A microscope
Have you ever looked through a telescope? What did you see?
6.
We can taste our food. What do we mainly use to taste our food?
Eyes
Skin
Tongue
Ears
Which food do you not like the taste of? Which foods do you like the taste of?
7.
Which sense do we use to see light?
Hearing
Taste
Sight
Smell
We use our eyes to sense light
8.
Marco is bird-watching. He wants to see the birds clearly. What is he using?
Glasses
Magnifying glass
Telescope
Binoculars
Have you ever looked through a pair of binoculars? What did you see?
9.
Not all smells are horrid. What do we use to sense smell?
Eyes
Ears
Mouth
Nose
What sort of things smell really nice?
10.
How do we sense heat?
Through our ears
Using our eyes
Through our skin
Through our finger nails
Do you use sun-cream when it is very sunny?
Author:  David Bland

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