KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Natural and Manmade Products (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.

Products are made from materials. Some materials are natural and some are man-made. Some materials are dug out of the ground. Some materials grow - cotton comes from a plant, and wool comes from sheep. But some materials are man-made. They are made from other things. In science we can divide products and materials into natural and man-made. See if you know which are which.

1. Amy is building a sand castle. Sand is a _______ material.
[ ] Natural
[ ] Rare
[ ] Man-made
[ ] Fizzy
2. This toy duck is made from plastic. Plastic is a _______ material.
[ ] Natural
[ ] Man-made
[ ] Rare
[ ] Precious
3. Which one of these materials is natural?
[ ] Nylon
[ ] Rock
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Polythene
4. Which one of these is dug out of the ground?
[ ] Wood
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Coal
[ ] Wool
5. Which one of these materials grows on an animal?
[ ] Cotton
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Wood
[ ] Wool
6. This toy plane is made from wood. Wood is a _______ material.
[ ] Man-made
[ ] Natural
[ ] Weak
[ ] Bendy
7. Which one of these is man-made?
[ ] Oranges
[ ] Apples
[ ] Plastic bags
[ ] Tomatoes
8. Which one of these materials is natural?
[ ] Nylon
[ ] Cotton
[ ] Polythene
[ ] Polystyrene
9. This statue is made from marble. Marble is a ______ material.
[ ] Weak
[ ] Elastic
[ ] Man-made
[ ] Natural
10. Which one of these is a natural material?
[ ] Lemonade
[ ] Cola
[ ] Water
[ ] Ice cream
KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Natural and Manmade Products (Answers)
1. Amy is building a sand castle. Sand is a _______ material.
[x] Natural
[ ] Rare
[ ] Man-made
[ ] Fizzy
Do you like going to the seaside?
2. This toy duck is made from plastic. Plastic is a _______ material.
[ ] Natural
[x] Man-made
[ ] Rare
[ ] Precious
Plastic is made in factories
3. Which one of these materials is natural?
[ ] Nylon
[x] Rock
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Polythene
The mountain in the picture is called the Matterhorn
4. Which one of these is dug out of the ground?
[ ] Wood
[ ] Plastic
[x] Coal
[ ] Wool
Coal burns. It is used in steam engines. Have you ever been on a steam train?
5. Which one of these materials grows on an animal?
[ ] Cotton
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Wood
[x] Wool
Sheep grow wool
6. This toy plane is made from wood. Wood is a _______ material.
[ ] Man-made
[x] Natural
[ ] Weak
[ ] Bendy
Do you have any toys made from wood?
7. Which one of these is man-made?
[ ] Oranges
[ ] Apples
[x] Plastic bags
[ ] Tomatoes
Fruit and vegetables come from plants. Plants are natural, not man-made
8. Which one of these materials is natural?
[ ] Nylon
[x] Cotton
[ ] Polythene
[ ] Polystyrene
Nylon, polythene and polystyrene are all man-made
9. This statue is made from marble. Marble is a ______ material.
[ ] Weak
[ ] Elastic
[ ] Man-made
[x] Natural
Marble is a type of rock. Marble is dug out of the ground in quarries
10. Which one of these is a natural material?
[ ] Lemonade
[ ] Cola
[x] Water
[ ] Ice cream
Do you like being out in the rain?