KS1 Science Quiz - Staying Healthy - Bugs (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 staying healthy and the importance of washing our hands to guard against bugs.

How often are you told to wash your hands? Do you always do it when you should? Why is washing your hands important? We have to wash our hands to stay healthy. In school, you will have learned about bugs. Bugs are too small to see - they are much smaller than mininbeasts. Not all bugs are nasty, but some are. Some bugs can make us ill. That’s why we need to wash our hands if we want to stay healthy.

1. Ellie is eating her lunch. What must she do before she starts eating?
[ ] Play with her friends
[ ] Talk with her friends
[ ] Laugh with her friends
[ ] Wash her hands
2. Ellie is at the toilet. Now what must she do?
[ ] Run out to play
[ ] Walk away
[ ] Slam the door
[ ] Wash her hands
3. What sort of water should you use to wash your hands?
[ ] Cold water
[ ] Hot water
[ ] Boiling water
[ ] Dirty water
4. What should you use when you are washing your hands?
[ ] Shampoo
[ ] Soap
[ ] Bubble bath
[ ] Toothpaste
5. After you have washed your hands, what must you do?
[ ] Dry your hands
[ ] Walk away
[ ] Shake your hands
[ ] Go out to play
6. Some bugs can make us ill. Bugs are much _______ than minibeasts.
[ ] Bigger
[ ] Smaller
[ ] Larger
[ ] Taller
7. Some bugs can make us ill. These bugs spread _______.
[ ] Happiness
[ ] Wealth
[ ] Disease
[ ] Heat
8. Daniel was going to eat this apple. But he decided not to eat this apple. Daniel said: ‘This apple is ______.’
[ ] Tasty
[ ] Fresh
[ ] Rotten
[ ] Juicy
9. Why do we wash dishes after a meal?
[ ] To clean them
[ ] To put them away in the cupboard
[ ] To stop them piling up
[ ] To give us something to do
10. Why do we clean the kitchen?
[ ] To make it look nice
[ ] To kill nasty bugs
[ ] To make it smell nice
[ ] To give us something to do
KS1 Science Quiz - Staying Healthy - Bugs (Answers)
1. Ellie is eating her lunch. What must she do before she starts eating?
[ ] Play with her friends
[ ] Talk with her friends
[ ] Laugh with her friends
[x] Wash her hands
You should always wash your hands before a meal
2. Ellie is at the toilet. Now what must she do?
[ ] Run out to play
[ ] Walk away
[ ] Slam the door
[x] Wash her hands
You must always wash your hands after you have been to the toilet
3. What sort of water should you use to wash your hands?
[ ] Cold water
[x] Hot water
[ ] Boiling water
[ ] Dirty water
Be careful! Boiling water is very dangerous. Make sure the water in the hot tap is not too hot
4. What should you use when you are washing your hands?
[ ] Shampoo
[x] Soap
[ ] Bubble bath
[ ] Toothpaste
Liquid soap is just as good
5. After you have washed your hands, what must you do?
[x] Dry your hands
[ ] Walk away
[ ] Shake your hands
[ ] Go out to play
You can dry your hands on a towel
6. Some bugs can make us ill. Bugs are much _______ than minibeasts.
[ ] Bigger
[x] Smaller
[ ] Larger
[ ] Taller
Scientists use microscopes to study tiny bugs
7. Some bugs can make us ill. These bugs spread _______.
[ ] Happiness
[ ] Wealth
[x] Disease
[ ] Heat
What is it like when you don’t feel well?
8. Daniel was going to eat this apple. But he decided not to eat this apple. Daniel said: ‘This apple is ______.’
[ ] Tasty
[ ] Fresh
[x] Rotten
[ ] Juicy
Never bite into rotten food!
9. Why do we wash dishes after a meal?
[x] To clean them
[ ] To put them away in the cupboard
[ ] To stop them piling up
[ ] To give us something to do
A clean plate has fewer bugs. Have you ever helped to wash the dishes?
10. Why do we clean the kitchen?
[ ] To make it look nice
[x] To kill nasty bugs
[ ] To make it smell nice
[ ] To give us something to do
We prepare food in kitchens. Kitchens need to be really clean