KS1 Science Quiz - Plants - Trees (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 the structure of trees.

You have learned the parts , or structure, of plants. Trees are plants. Not all trees are very tall. But lots of trees grow very big and very strong. They are in woods, in parks and in streets. Trees are often very old. Many trees grow very slowly. Let’s take a look at the parts and structure of trees.

1. Which parts of a tree grow into the soil?
[ ] Roots
[ ] Leaves
[ ] Branches
[ ] Flowers
2. What do we call the big, thick stem of the tree?
[ ] Branch
[ ] Trunk
[ ] Root
[ ] Twig
3. What do we call the long arms that come off the trunk of a tree?
[ ] Roots
[ ] Twigs
[ ] Saplings
[ ] Branches
4. Trees are plants. Just like other plants, which part of the tree catches the sunlight?
[ ] Leaves
[ ] Roots
[ ] Branches
[ ] Twigs
5. Which part of the tree is this?
[ ] Root
[ ] Trunk
[ ] Branch
[ ] Flower
6. Not all trees have colourful flowers. But the cherry tree has lots and lots of flowers. What is another word for these flowers?
[ ] Blossom
[ ] Nuts
[ ] Seeds
[ ] Berries
7. This tree produces acorns. What is the name of the tree?
[ ] Ash
[ ] Beech
[ ] Sycamore
[ ] Oak
8. Some trees spread out. They are round shapes. Other trees are different shapes. What shape are these fir trees?
[ ] Square
[ ] Flat
[ ] Pointed
[ ] Curly
9. Conifer trees have pine needles. What part of a plant are pine needles?
[ ] Roots
[ ] Flowers
[ ] Branches
[ ] Leaves
10. Oak trees hide their seeds in acorns. Where does this pine tree hide its seeds?
[ ] In cones
[ ] In berries
[ ] In fruits
[ ] In nuts
KS1 Science Quiz - Plants - Trees (Answers)
1. Which parts of a tree grow into the soil?
[x] Roots
[ ] Leaves
[ ] Branches
[ ] Flowers
Some of the roots of this tree are on the surface. But the roots of trees are very long under the soil
2. What do we call the big, thick stem of the tree?
[ ] Branch
[x] Trunk
[ ] Root
[ ] Twig
Some big trees in Africa and America have trunks that are more than 6 metres all the way round!
3. What do we call the long arms that come off the trunk of a tree?
[ ] Roots
[ ] Twigs
[ ] Saplings
[x] Branches
Lots of twigs come from the big, main branches
4. Trees are plants. Just like other plants, which part of the tree catches the sunlight?
[x] Leaves
[ ] Roots
[ ] Branches
[ ] Twigs
Green leaves catch the sunlight. That helps the tree to grow
5. Which part of the tree is this?
[ ] Root
[ ] Trunk
[ ] Branch
[x] Flower
This is the magnolia tree. It has big, beautiful flowers
6. Not all trees have colourful flowers. But the cherry tree has lots and lots of flowers. What is another word for these flowers?
[x] Blossom
[ ] Nuts
[ ] Seeds
[ ] Berries
Fruit trees blossom in the spring
7. This tree produces acorns. What is the name of the tree?
[ ] Ash
[ ] Beech
[ ] Sycamore
[x] Oak
Squirrels like to eat acorns
8. Some trees spread out. They are round shapes. Other trees are different shapes. What shape are these fir trees?
[ ] Square
[ ] Flat
[x] Pointed
[ ] Curly
Fir trees, pines and spruce are all types of conifer. Most conifers have a pointy shape
9. Conifer trees have pine needles. What part of a plant are pine needles?
[ ] Roots
[ ] Flowers
[ ] Branches
[x] Leaves
Some leaves are shaped like needles. They are thin and prickly
10. Oak trees hide their seeds in acorns. Where does this pine tree hide its seeds?
[x] In cones
[ ] In berries
[ ] In fruits
[ ] In nuts
Have you ever collected pine cones in a forest?