KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Grouping by Common Properties (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 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.

1. Rock is ____.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Weak
[ ] Flexible
[ ] Hard
2. Flour is ____.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Hard
[ ] Strong
[ ] Wet
3. Brick is _____.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Rough
[ ] Smooth
[ ] Transparent
4. String is ________.
[ ] Hard
[ ] Smooth
[ ] Stretchy
[ ] Flexible
5. Sand is _____.
[ ] Strong
[ ] Elastic
[ ] Bendy
[ ] Runny
6. Air is ___________.
[ ] Transparent
[ ] Opaque
[ ] Strong
[ ] Hard
7. Ice is ______.
[ ] Weak
[ ] Runny
[ ] Bendy
[ ] Smooth
8. Rubber bands are _______.
[ ] Rough
[ ] Elastic
[ ] Hard
[ ] Strong
9. Springs are ________.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Wet
[ ] Flexible
[ ] Dry
10. Water is _____.
[ ] Opaque
[ ] Runny
[ ] Rough
[ ] Hard
KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Grouping by Common Properties (Answers)
1. Rock is ____.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Weak
[ ] Flexible
[x] Hard
Would you like to do rock climbing when you are older?
2. Flour is ____.
[x] Soft
[ ] Hard
[ ] Strong
[ ] Wet
Do you like baking?
3. Brick is _____.
[ ] Soft
[x] Rough
[ ] Smooth
[ ] Transparent
What do builders do?
4. String is ________.
[ ] Hard
[ ] Smooth
[ ] Stretchy
[x] Flexible
Have you ever tied up a parcel with string?
5. Sand is _____.
[ ] Strong
[ ] Elastic
[ ] Bendy
[x] Runny
Have you ever built a sandcastle on a beach?
6. Air is ___________.
[x] Transparent
[ ] Opaque
[ ] Strong
[ ] Hard
The wind may blow strongly, but you can see through the air
7. Ice is ______.
[ ] Weak
[ ] Runny
[ ] Bendy
[x] Smooth
Have you ever been ice-skating?
8. Rubber bands are _______.
[ ] Rough
[x] Elastic
[ ] Hard
[ ] Strong
Rubber bands are not very strong - they can snap. Have you ever made a loom bracelet?
9. Springs are ________.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Wet
[x] Flexible
[ ] Dry
Springs are flexible and elastic - they are bendy and stretchy
10. Water is _____.
[ ] Opaque
[x] Runny
[ ] Rough
[ ] Hard
Water is a liquid. It is a fluid. Fluids are runny