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Materials - Different Materials for Different Jobs
Things are made from the best material for the job. A chocolate teapot would be no use - it would melt!

Materials - Different Materials for Different Jobs

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 which materials are used for which jobs.

Can you choose between different materials to do a job or make something? Choosing the right material can be quite hard. Sometimes more than one material could be used. But you have to choose the best material for the job. Why choose that material and not a different one? Here are some questions for you to try. Which material will be best?

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1.
Candles are made from what material?
Plastic
Wax
Rubber
Water
Be careful with candles. Never play with candles or matches
2.
Railings are made from what material?
Metal
Wood
Brick
Rock
Fences are made of wood, but railings are metal
3.
Gas Cookers are made from what material?
Plastic
Metal
Rubber
Cardboard
Most of a cooker is made of metal. It gets very hot
4.
These toy building bricks are made from what material?
Brick
Concrete
Clay
Plastic
What can you build with your toy building bricks?
5.
Cereal Boxes are made from what material?
Paper
Metal
Cardboard
Steel
Inside the box is the packet. The cereals are inside the packet
6.
Shirts are made from what material?
Wood
Cotton
Paper
Clay
Cotton is used to make towels, sheets and underwear. It is a comfortable material
7.
Mirrors are made from what material?
Stone
Steel
Rubber
Glass
Most of a mirror is made of glass
8.
Saucepans are made from what material?
Metal
Wood
Plastic
Rubber
Saucepans are made of metal because they get hot and must not melt. The handles can be metal, wood or plastic
9.
Toothbrushes are made from what material?
Steel
Plastic
Water
Cotton
What colour is your toothbrush?
10.
Floor boards are made from what material?
Metal
Glass
Wood
Concrete
Does your house have a wooden floor?
Author:  David Bland

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