KS1 Science Quiz - Staying Healthy - Environment (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 keeping the environment clean and tidy.

Looking at staying healthy at school you will have learned about the environment. We need to keep it clean and tidy. That will help us all to stay healthy and well. It will help animals, too. How can we keep the environment clean and tidy? Do you always put litter in a bin or take it home with you? Do you always put waste in a bin? Do you recycle as much as you can?

1. What should you do with litter?
[ ] Put it into a litter bin
[ ] Drop it on the ground
[ ] Leave it where it is
[ ] Put it into a post-box
2. What should you do with sweet wrappers?
[ ] Put them into a litter bin
[ ] Throw them on the ground
[ ] Let them blow away in the wind
[ ] Leave them for somebody else to pick up
3. Anna’s family go for a walk. They share some sweets. But there are no litter bins. What should Anna and her family do with their sweet wrappers?
[ ] Hide them in the wood
[ ] Let them blow away
[ ] Throw them on the ground
[ ] Take them back home and put them in the bin
4. What are these students doing?
[ ] Litter-picking
[ ] Hedge cutting
[ ] Grass cutting
[ ] Surveying
5. Mrs Smith has a dog. She walks the dog every day. What does Mrs Smith do with the dog waste?
[ ] Puts it in a bin
[ ] Leaves it where it is
[ ] Throws it away
[ ] Ignores it
6. Mr Smith has a garden. What does he do with vegetable and garden waste?
[ ] Puts it into a compost bin
[ ] Throws it away
[ ] Hides it
[ ] Puts it into the paper recycling bin
7. Sam bought a carton of chips. He didn’t eat all the chips. What should he have done?
[ ] Put them in a bin
[ ] Left them on the ground
[ ] Left them for the birds
[ ] Put them on top of a bin
8. Where has all this waste and litter come from?
[ ] The air
[ ] The sea
[ ] Out of the ground
[ ] Animals
9. Molly is helping clean up a beach. What should she do with this drinks can?
[ ] Throw it into the sea
[ ] Bury it in in the sand
[ ] Wash it out and reuse it
[ ] Put it into a metal recycling bin
10. Adam’s teacher asks, ‘What is the best way to stop litter?’
[ ] Pick it up as you go along
[ ] Don’t drop litter in the first place
[ ] Leave litter for someone else to pick up
[ ] Go back and pick it up
KS1 Science Quiz - Staying Healthy - Environment (Answers)
1. What should you do with litter?
[x] Put it into a litter bin
[ ] Drop it on the ground
[ ] Leave it where it is
[ ] Put it into a post-box
What do you do with your litter?
2. What should you do with sweet wrappers?
[x] Put them into a litter bin
[ ] Throw them on the ground
[ ] Let them blow away in the wind
[ ] Leave them for somebody else to pick up
What do you do with your sweet wrappers? What about your ice-cream wrappers?
3. Anna’s family go for a walk. They share some sweets. But there are no litter bins. What should Anna and her family do with their sweet wrappers?
[ ] Hide them in the wood
[ ] Let them blow away
[ ] Throw them on the ground
[x] Take them back home and put them in the bin
When you go for a walk, is there a lot of litter about?
4. What are these students doing?
[x] Litter-picking
[ ] Hedge cutting
[ ] Grass cutting
[ ] Surveying
Have you ever been litter-picking?
5. Mrs Smith has a dog. She walks the dog every day. What does Mrs Smith do with the dog waste?
[x] Puts it in a bin
[ ] Leaves it where it is
[ ] Throws it away
[ ] Ignores it
Does your family have a dog?
6. Mr Smith has a garden. What does he do with vegetable and garden waste?
[x] Puts it into a compost bin
[ ] Throws it away
[ ] Hides it
[ ] Puts it into the paper recycling bin
Compost is good for plants. It helps plants to grow
7. Sam bought a carton of chips. He didn’t eat all the chips. What should he have done?
[x] Put them in a bin
[ ] Left them on the ground
[ ] Left them for the birds
[ ] Put them on top of a bin
Always put waste food into a bin
8. Where has all this waste and litter come from?
[ ] The air
[x] The sea
[ ] Out of the ground
[ ] Animals
Have you ever found rubbish and litter washed up on a beach?
9. Molly is helping clean up a beach. What should she do with this drinks can?
[ ] Throw it into the sea
[ ] Bury it in in the sand
[ ] Wash it out and reuse it
[x] Put it into a metal recycling bin
All tin cans can be recycled
10. Adam’s teacher asks, ‘What is the best way to stop litter?’
[ ] Pick it up as you go along
[x] Don’t drop litter in the first place
[ ] Leave litter for someone else to pick up
[ ] Go back and pick it up
If you do drop litter by accident, always go back and pick it up. Then put it in a bin