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Materials - Metal and Non-Metal
Some metals are shiny but not all shiny things are metal. These shoes are made of leather!

Materials - Metal and Non-Metal

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.

Are all solids made of metal? No - wood, glass and plastic are not metal. They are non-metals. How can you tell the difference between metals and non-metals? Metals are very important. They are often very strong. Metals are used in wires. They are inside lots of things that look plastic - computers and televisions have metals inside them. What do you know about metals and how they are used to make things?

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1.
Sam is helping in the garden. He has a trowel. The trowel has a wooden handle. What is the rest of the trowel made from?
Wood
Plastic
Metal
Rubber
What is the difference between a trowel and a spade?
2.
What are pound coins made from?
Paper
Card
Plastic
Metal
Coins are made of metal. What colour is a 10p piece?
3.
Which one of these is a metal?
Diamond
Glass
Cotton
Gold
Diamond is not a metal
4.
These drinks cans are made from aluminium. Aluminium is a _____.
Plastic
Gas
Liquid
Metal
Aluminium is a light metal. It is used to make aeroplanes
5.
Look at these chairs. The legs of these chairs are made from _____.
Plastic
Wood
Clay
Metal
What are the legs of the chair you are sitting on made from?
6.
Which one of these is a metal?
Rubber
Brick
Iron
Steam
The picture is Iron Bridge in Shropshire. It was the first bridge in the world that was built from iron
7.
Which one of these is a metal?
Plastic
Water
Oxygen
Copper
A lot of water pipes are made of copper
8.
What are cars mainly made from?
Wood
Stone
Metal
Plastic
The engine of a car is made of metal. Most of the body of the car is also made of metal
9.
The picture shows a tyre swing in a playground. Which one of these is made from metal?
The tyre
The bark on the ground
The chains
The air
What is your favourite type of swing?
10.
Gold is used to make jewellery. Other metals are also used to make jewellery. Which one of these is a metal used to make jewellery?
Lead
Iron
Silver
Tin
Gold, silver and bronze are used to make medals
Author:  David Bland

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