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Materials - Choosing the Right Material
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Materials - Choosing the Right Material

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 choosing the right material for the job.

Which material would you use to make a paper aeroplane? Paper, of course! Can you choose the best material to make different things and do different jobs? You have found out all about different materials. You know about their properties. Now let’s try to choose which material to use for each of these jobs.

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1.
Knifes, forks and spoons are made from which material?
Rubber
Cardboard
Metal
Wood
Have you ever used a plastic knife and fork? But metal knives and forks last longer
2.
Rulers are made from which material?
Cotton
Wool
Rubber
Plastic
Rulers used to be made of wood
3.
Radiators are made from which material?
Plastic
Metal
Brick
Stone
What colour are the radiators in your home?
4.
Jumpers are made from which material?
Wood
Wool
Cotton
Plastic
What other words mean a woolly jumper? - Sweater and pullover
5.
Wheelie Bins are made from which material?
Metal
Grass
Glass
Plastic
What colour wheelie bins do you have?
6.
Drawing pins are made from which material?
Metal
Rubber
Paper
Wood
What are drawing pins used for?
7.
Window panes are made from which material?
Brick
Wood
Plastic
Glass
Window frames are made of wood or plastic
8.
Books are made from which material?
Rubber
Paper
Metal
Wool
Did you know? - Paper is made originally from wood
9.
Bicycle tyres are made from which material?
Metal
Rubber
Cotton
String
What sort of bike do you have?
10.
Front doors are made from which material?
Wood
Metal
Rubber
Concrete
Most front doors are made of wood or plastic. What is your front door made of?
Author:  David Bland

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