KS1 Science Quiz - Plants - Seeds And Bulbs (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 plants and how seeds and bulbs store food for germination.

At school and at home you have watched plants grow. They get bigger. Many plants flower. Seeds or bulbs store food for plants. You may have planted them and watched them germinate. You may have grown beans or sunflowers. They grow from the seed using the stored food. What do seeds and bulbs need to germinate and start growing?

1. What do plants make in their flowers?
[ ] Seeds
[ ] Stones
[ ] Wood
[ ] Bark
2. Where are strawberry seeds?
[ ] Inside the strawberry
[ ] On the outside of the strawberry
[ ] In the middle of the strawberry
[ ] In the centre of the strawberry
3. Beans are seeds. We eat beans. What is inside beans?
[ ] Air
[ ] Soil
[ ] Food
[ ] Water
4. Harry is sowing seeds. Where is he sowing the seeds?
[ ] In sand
[ ] In soil
[ ] In water
[ ] In jelly
5. What do seeds need to start growing?
[ ] Light and Air
[ ] Water and Warmth
[ ] Cold and Dry
[ ] Frost and Snow
6. When do most seeds start growing?
[ ] Autumn
[ ] Winter
[ ] Spring
[ ] Summer
7. These are hyacinths. They can grow from bulbs. What is stored in the bulb?
[ ] Food
[ ] Air
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Paper
8. This plant grows from a bulb. What is it called?
[ ] Wallflower
[ ] Rose
[ ] Pansy
[ ] Snowdrop
9. This plant also grows from a bulb. What is it called?
[ ] Buttercup
[ ] Daisy
[ ] Daffodil
[ ] Wallflower
10. This is another plant that can grow from a bulb. What is this plant called?
[ ] Wallflower
[ ] Pansy
[ ] Sunflower
[ ] Tulip
KS1 Science Quiz - Plants - Seeds And Bulbs (Answers)
1. What do plants make in their flowers?
[x] Seeds
[ ] Stones
[ ] Wood
[ ] Bark
Some seeds are very tiny. Other seeds are as big as beans!
2. Where are strawberry seeds?
[ ] Inside the strawberry
[x] On the outside of the strawberry
[ ] In the middle of the strawberry
[ ] In the centre of the strawberry
Strawberry seeds are those tiny pips on the outside of the strawberry
3. Beans are seeds. We eat beans. What is inside beans?
[ ] Air
[ ] Soil
[x] Food
[ ] Water
Beans are full of food. All seeds are full of food. The food helps the new plant to grow
4. Harry is sowing seeds. Where is he sowing the seeds?
[ ] In sand
[x] In soil
[ ] In water
[ ] In jelly
Have you ever sown seeds?
5. What do seeds need to start growing?
[ ] Light and Air
[x] Water and Warmth
[ ] Cold and Dry
[ ] Frost and Snow
When seeds start to grow it is called germination
6. When do most seeds start growing?
[ ] Autumn
[ ] Winter
[x] Spring
[ ] Summer
Plants love to start growing in the spring
7. These are hyacinths. They can grow from bulbs. What is stored in the bulb?
[x] Food
[ ] Air
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Paper
Some plants grow from bulbs. The food in the bulb helps them to grow
8. This plant grows from a bulb. What is it called?
[ ] Wallflower
[ ] Rose
[ ] Pansy
[x] Snowdrop
Snowdrops flower in January and February
9. This plant also grows from a bulb. What is it called?
[ ] Buttercup
[ ] Daisy
[x] Daffodil
[ ] Wallflower
Daffodils flower in March and April
10. This is another plant that can grow from a bulb. What is this plant called?
[ ] Wallflower
[ ] Pansy
[ ] Sunflower
[x] Tulip
Tulips flower in April and May