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Materials - Common Materials
Erasers are often made from rubber or synthetic rubber. Rubber is a stretchy, or elastic, material.

Materials - Common Materials

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 Materials.

We use materials to make things. Different materials are good for different jobs. They are used to make different objects. Which materials are which? Can you name the most common materials? What do they look like? If you know the names of the most common materials, then you can look at how they are used in different objects.

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1.
These are beams used in building. What material are the beams made from?
Cardboard
Concrete
Plastic
Rubber
Concrete is made by mixing cement, water, sand and small stones
2.
Gold, iron and copper are all types of _____.
Plastic
Rock
Metal
Wood
What other metals do you know?
3.
These are bottle tops. They are made from _______.
Wood
Glass
Stone
Plastic
Plastics can be shaped and moulded
4.
What is the main material in this wall?
Brick
Wood
Plastic
Metal
Bricks are made from clay
5.
You can sew with this material. What is it?
Cotton
Wool
Rubber
Leather
Cotton comes originally from a plant
6.
What material is this bottle made from?
Metal
Rubber
Glass
Plastic
Glass is used in mirrors and in windows
7.
This material is made from trees. What is it?
Iron
Wood
Wool
Steel
Sawn wood is called timber
8.
You can rub things out with this material. What is it?
Paper
Rubber
Metal
Wood
Rubber is also used in car tyres
9.
You can knit with this material. What is it?
Cotton
Nylon
Plastic
Wool
Wool comes originally from sheep
10.
This stone is made of ____.
Metal
Rock
Wood
Glass
Rocks form cliffs and mountains
Author:  David Bland

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