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Forces - Movement and Motion
Things that can roll are easier to move. That's why vehicles have wheels.

Forces - Movement and Motion

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 forces of movement and motion.

When looking at forces in science at school you have found out about things moving or being in motion. Cars, people, bikes, planes, animals - they all move by using forces. What makes them go? How do they go? What keeps cars in motion? You can make things move. You can kick a ball, throw a ball or hit a ball with a bat. What do you know about how things move?

This plane is taking off. Which direction is it moving?
Up and to the left
Down and to the right
Down and to the left
Up and to the right
The plane has to go very fast along the runway so it can take off
Not everything that moves has wheels. This is a bobsleigh. It goes down the track very fast. What helps the bobsleigh to go so fast?
The colour of the bobsleigh
The track is very smooth
It is winter
It is a sunny day
The bobsleigh has runners instead of wheels
These children are stood in one place. But they are moving. How do you know they are moving?
The hula-hoops are going round
The children are in the gym
The hula-hoops are on the ground
The children are at school
You can be moving but not going anywhere!
These yachts are moving quickly through the water. What is pushing them along?
An engine
The wind
A motor
The rain
Have you ever been on a sailing boat?
This family are having fun in the garden. Mum and the children are in the barrow. What helps the barrow to move?
The air
The trees
The wheel
The children
Wheelbarrows make it easier to move heavy loads
This game is called snooker. The player is going to hit the white ball with the wooden cue. What will happen to the white ball?
It will not move
It will move to the right
It will move to the left
It will burst
Snooker players are very skilful
These children are playing football. They are:
Standing still
Moving about
Running on the spot
Running round in circles
None of the players stand still all the time
Water in rivers and streams is moving. The water:
Goes uphill
Goes downhill
Is not moving
Is boiling
Water in rivers starts in the hills and flows down to the sea
The picture shows a steam train. In which direction is the steam train moving?
To the right
To the left
How many carriages has this train?
Sarah is going to reverse her car. Which way will it move?
To the right
Cars usually go forwards. But cars can be reversed. To reverse means to go backwards
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Forces

Author:  David Bland

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