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Materials - Grouping by Common Properties
Springs are stretchy and flexible because of their shape and the material they are made from.

Materials - Grouping by Common Properties

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 grouping materials by their common properties.

Scientists group thing together by the properties they have in common. Rubber bands and springs might be grouped together, What do they have in common? They are both stretchy! In this quiz, you have to match 10 materials to their main properties. So, what is the best word for steel? Steel has some different properties. It is strong. It is also hard. But it is not soft or weak. Can you match all ten of these materials to the best answer? Think hard about each material in turn. Some are easy, but there are some difficult ones - see if you can get them all.

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1.
String is ________.
Hard
Smooth
Stretchy
Flexible
Have you ever tied up a parcel with string?
2.
Springs are ________.
Soft
Wet
Flexible
Dry
Springs are flexible and elastic - they are bendy and stretchy
3.
Sand is _____.
Strong
Elastic
Bendy
Runny
Have you ever built a sandcastle on a beach?
4.
Water is _____.
Opaque
Runny
Rough
Hard
Water is a liquid. It is a fluid. Fluids are runny
5.
Ice is ______.
Weak
Runny
Bendy
Smooth
Have you ever been ice-skating?
6.
Air is ___________.
Transparent
Opaque
Strong
Hard
The wind may blow strongly, but you can see through the air
7.
Rock is ____.
Soft
Weak
Flexible
Hard
Would you like to do rock climbing when you are older?
8.
Brick is _____.
Soft
Rough
Smooth
Transparent
What do builders do?
9.
Rubber bands are _______.
Rough
Elastic
Hard
Strong
Rubber bands are not very strong - they can snap. Have you ever made a loom bracelet?
10.
Flour is ____.
Soft
Hard
Strong
Wet
Do you like baking?
Author:  David Bland

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