KS1 Science Quiz - Forces - Movement and Speed (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 forces and how they affect movement and speed, for example walking or running.

Lots of things move about, on the spot or from place to place. We use force to move about, and animals move about too. Planes, trains, cars and ships move from place to place. They carry people and goods. How fast we are moving is called our speed. Scientists studying forces watch things moving and work out their speed. Can you answer all these questions about being on the move?

1. After crawling, a baby starts to ____.
[ ] Walk
[ ] Run
[ ] Laugh
[ ] Cry
2. When you go faster than walking, you are _______.
[ ] Hopping
[ ] Dawdling
[ ] Running
[ ] Crawling
3. How fast you are going is called your _____.
[ ] Time
[ ] Speed
[ ] Energy
[ ] Force
4. On our roads, we measure the speed of cars and lorries in:
[ ] Metres per second
[ ] Seconds
[ ] Miles
[ ] Miles per hour
5. The picture shows a speed limit sign near Adil’s home. What is the speed limit near Adil’s home?
[ ] 70 miles per hour
[ ] 40 miles per hour
[ ] 30 miles per hour
[ ] 3 miles per hour
6. Adam is running in a race. He starts to accelerate. Adam is then going ______.
[ ] Less quickly
[ ] Backwards
[ ] Slower
[ ] Faster
7. Cars use petrol or diesel to make them go. The further they go, the more petrol or diesel they use. Petrol and diesel are called _____.
[ ] Fuels
[ ] Food
[ ] Flavours
[ ] Fruits
8. These girls are running hard. Running takes a lot of energy. We get our energy from our ____.
[ ] Sleep
[ ] Food
[ ] Hair
[ ] Hands
9. Mark’s Mum works in a city. To get to work, she catches a ___.
[ ] Cold
[ ] Ball
[ ] Bus
[ ] Bicycle
10. Maria lives in Manchester. She goes to London. She takes the train. The train has wheels. It runs on ______.
[ ] Roads
[ ] Streets
[ ] Runways
[ ] Tracks
KS1 Science Quiz - Forces - Movement and Speed (Answers)
1. After crawling, a baby starts to ____.
[x] Walk
[ ] Run
[ ] Laugh
[ ] Cry
A baby that has just started to walk is called a toddler
2. When you go faster than walking, you are _______.
[ ] Hopping
[ ] Dawdling
[x] Running
[ ] Crawling
Who is the fastest runner in your class?
3. How fast you are going is called your _____.
[ ] Time
[x] Speed
[ ] Energy
[ ] Force
The cheetah is the fastest land animal. It has a top speed of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometres per hour)
4. On our roads, we measure the speed of cars and lorries in:
[ ] Metres per second
[ ] Seconds
[ ] Miles
[x] Miles per hour
The police use speed cameras to spot cars that are going too fast
5. The picture shows a speed limit sign near Adil’s home. What is the speed limit near Adil’s home?
[ ] 70 miles per hour
[ ] 40 miles per hour
[x] 30 miles per hour
[ ] 3 miles per hour
What is the speed limit near your home?
6. Adam is running in a race. He starts to accelerate. Adam is then going ______.
[ ] Less quickly
[ ] Backwards
[ ] Slower
[x] Faster
When a car accelerates it starts to go faster
7. Cars use petrol or diesel to make them go. The further they go, the more petrol or diesel they use. Petrol and diesel are called _____.
[x] Fuels
[ ] Food
[ ] Flavours
[ ] Fruits
Petrol and diesel are fuels. They give cars the energy to go
8. These girls are running hard. Running takes a lot of energy. We get our energy from our ____.
[ ] Sleep
[x] Food
[ ] Hair
[ ] Hands
Have you ever been told that you need to run off some energy? What do people mean when they say this?
9. Mark’s Mum works in a city. To get to work, she catches a ___.
[ ] Cold
[ ] Ball
[x] Bus
[ ] Bicycle
Do you go on a bus? Where do you go?
10. Maria lives in Manchester. She goes to London. She takes the train. The train has wheels. It runs on ______.
[ ] Roads
[ ] Streets
[ ] Runways
[x] Tracks
Have you ever been on a high-speed train? Where did you go?