KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Metal and Non-Metal (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 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?

1. What are cars mainly made from?
[ ] Wood
[ ] Stone
[ ] Metal
[ ] Plastic
2. What are pound coins made from?
[ ] Paper
[ ] Card
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Metal
3. Which one of these is a metal?
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Water
[ ] Oxygen
[ ] Copper
4. Look at these chairs. The legs of these chairs are made from _____.
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Wood
[ ] Clay
[ ] Metal
5. Which one of these is a metal?
[ ] Diamond
[ ] Glass
[ ] Cotton
[ ] Gold
6. 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
7. These drinks cans are made from aluminium. Aluminium is a _____.
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Gas
[ ] Liquid
[ ] Metal
8. Which one of these is a metal?
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Brick
[ ] Iron
[ ] Steam
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
10. 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
KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Metal and Non-Metal (Answers)
1. What are cars mainly made from?
[ ] Wood
[ ] Stone
[x] Metal
[ ] Plastic
The engine of a car is made of metal. Most of the body of the car is also made of metal
2. What are pound coins made from?
[ ] Paper
[ ] Card
[ ] Plastic
[x] Metal
Coins are made of metal. What colour is a 10p piece?
3. Which one of these is a metal?
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Water
[ ] Oxygen
[x] Copper
A lot of water pipes are made of copper
4. Look at these chairs. The legs of these chairs are made from _____.
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Wood
[ ] Clay
[x] Metal
What are the legs of the chair you are sitting on made from?
5. Which one of these is a metal?
[ ] Diamond
[ ] Glass
[ ] Cotton
[x] Gold
Diamond is not a metal
6. 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
[x] Silver
[ ] Tin
Gold, silver and bronze are used to make medals
7. These drinks cans are made from aluminium. Aluminium is a _____.
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Gas
[ ] Liquid
[x] Metal
Aluminium is a light metal. It is used to make aeroplanes
8. Which one of these is a metal?
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Brick
[x] Iron
[ ] Steam
The picture is Iron Bridge in Shropshire. It was the first bridge in the world that was built from iron
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
[x] The chains
[ ] The air
What is your favourite type of swing?
10. 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
[x] Metal
[ ] Rubber
What is the difference between a trowel and a spade?