KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Properties (Investigating) (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 investigating simple properties of materials.

You have investigated materials. In your investigations you have done simple experiments and found out different properties. In this quiz you have to choose which you think will be the best material. Each question asks you to choose between four different materials. Each question is about a simple property of materials - hardness, softness, strength, bendiness, and so on. Can you choose the best material? Which has the best property for the job? How many can you get right?

1. Sarah asks, ‘Which one of these is the hardest material?’
[ ] Steel
[ ] Butter
[ ] Bread
[ ] Wood
2. Leo asks, ‘Which one of these is the softest material?’
[ ] Feathers
[ ] Rock
[ ] Cardboard
[ ] Card
3. Toni asks, ‘Which one of these is the strongest material?’
[ ] Clay
[ ] Brick
[ ] Iron
[ ] Paper
4. Emma asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the most transparent?’
[ ] Paper
[ ] Glass
[ ] Jelly
[ ] Cola
5. Freddie asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the smoothest?’
[ ] Wood in a door
[ ] Glass in a mirror
[ ] A concrete path
[ ] A brick wall
6. Abby asks, ‘Which one of these is the bendiest?’
[ ] Plastic Ruler
[ ] Wooden Pencil
[ ] Metal Slinky Spring
[ ] Wooden Cricket Bat
7. Adil asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the stretchiest?’
[ ] Wood
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Cotton
8. Annie-Lee asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the shiniest?’
[ ] Gold
[ ] Clay
[ ] Iron
[ ] Concrete
9. Liam asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the roughest?’
[ ] Paper
[ ] Cardboard
[ ] Wool
[ ] Concrete
10. Ellie asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the weakest?’
[ ] Soggy paper
[ ] Dry paper
[ ] Wool
[ ] Cotton
KS1 Science Quiz - Materials - Properties (Investigating) (Answers)
1. Sarah asks, ‘Which one of these is the hardest material?’
[x] Steel
[ ] Butter
[ ] Bread
[ ] Wood
Steel is a metal. It is made from iron
2. Leo asks, ‘Which one of these is the softest material?’
[x] Feathers
[ ] Rock
[ ] Cardboard
[ ] Card
Pillows used to be filled with feathers because they were soft
3. Toni asks, ‘Which one of these is the strongest material?’
[ ] Clay
[ ] Brick
[x] Iron
[ ] Paper
Bricks are strong, but iron is stronger
4. Emma asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the most transparent?’
[ ] Paper
[x] Glass
[ ] Jelly
[ ] Cola
Some glass is coloured. But clear glass is always transparent
5. Freddie asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the smoothest?’
[ ] Wood in a door
[x] Glass in a mirror
[ ] A concrete path
[ ] A brick wall
Mirrors are smooth so that you can see a clear image
6. Abby asks, ‘Which one of these is the bendiest?’
[ ] Plastic Ruler
[ ] Wooden Pencil
[x] Metal Slinky Spring
[ ] Wooden Cricket Bat
The Slinky Spring is the most flexible
7. Adil asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the stretchiest?’
[ ] Wood
[x] Rubber
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Cotton
Rubber is the most elastic
8. Annie-Lee asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the shiniest?’
[x] Gold
[ ] Clay
[ ] Iron
[ ] Concrete
Gold is shiny. It is used for rings and jewellery
9. Liam asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the roughest?’
[ ] Paper
[ ] Cardboard
[ ] Wool
[x] Concrete
Even smooth concrete is rough compared to cardboard
10. Ellie asks, ‘Which one of these materials is the weakest?’
[x] Soggy paper
[ ] Dry paper
[ ] Wool
[ ] Cotton
Cotton is very thin, but it is really quite strong