KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Choosing the Right Material (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 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.

1. Window panes are made from which material?
[ ] Brick
[ ] Wood
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Glass
2. Bicycle tyres are made from which material?
[ ] Metal
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Cotton
[ ] String
3. Front doors are made from which material?
[ ] Wood
[ ] Metal
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Concrete
4. Knifes, forks and spoons are made from which material?
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Cardboard
[ ] Metal
[ ] Wood
5. Drawing pins are made from which material?
[ ] Metal
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Paper
[ ] Wood
6. Rulers are made from which material?
[ ] Cotton
[ ] Wool
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Plastic
7. Books are made from which material?
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Paper
[ ] Metal
[ ] Wool
8. Jumpers are made from which material?
[ ] Wood
[ ] Wool
[ ] Cotton
[ ] Plastic
9. Wheelie Bins are made from which material?
[ ] Metal
[ ] Grass
[ ] Glass
[ ] Plastic
10. Radiators are made from which material?
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Metal
[ ] Brick
[ ] Stone
KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Choosing the Right Material (Answers)
1. Window panes are made from which material?
[ ] Brick
[ ] Wood
[ ] Plastic
[x] Glass
Window frames are made of wood or plastic
2. Bicycle tyres are made from which material?
[ ] Metal
[x] Rubber
[ ] Cotton
[ ] String
What sort of bike do you have?
3. Front doors are made from which material?
[x] Wood
[ ] Metal
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Concrete
Most front doors are made of wood or plastic. What is your front door made of?
4. Knifes, forks and spoons are made from which material?
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Cardboard
[x] Metal
[ ] Wood
Have you ever used a plastic knife and fork? But metal knives and forks last longer
5. Drawing pins are made from which material?
[x] Metal
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Paper
[ ] Wood
What are drawing pins used for?
6. Rulers are made from which material?
[ ] Cotton
[ ] Wool
[ ] Rubber
[x] Plastic
Rulers used to be made of wood
7. Books are made from which material?
[ ] Rubber
[x] Paper
[ ] Metal
[ ] Wool
Did you know? - Paper is made originally from wood
8. Jumpers are made from which material?
[ ] Wood
[x] Wool
[ ] Cotton
[ ] Plastic
What other words mean a woolly jumper? - Sweater and pullover
9. Wheelie Bins are made from which material?
[ ] Metal
[ ] Grass
[ ] Glass
[x] Plastic
What colour wheelie bins do you have?
10. Radiators are made from which material?
[ ] Plastic
[x] Metal
[ ] Brick
[ ] Stone
What colour are the radiators in your home?