Science: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Energy - Staying Safe (Questions)

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You have learned about how we heat and light our homes. We use energy to cook and to clean. Different kinds of energy help us. Electricity is very useful. So are gas cookers and stoves. But energy can also hurt us. Electricity can be very dangerous, and anything that is very hot can be dangerous. Do you know the rules for staying safe around the home? In this quiz, we look at energy around the home and some rules for helping to stay safe.

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1. Adam’s Dad is fitting a safety cover. He is fitting it:
[ ] To a light switch
[ ] To an electrical socket
[ ] To a remote control
[ ] To a bulb
2. Amy’s Dad is putting a ____ into a socket.
[ ] Switch
[ ] Plug
[ ] Bulb
[ ] Balloon
3. Harry is washing his hands. What must he do next?
[ ] Dry his hands
[ ] Brush his hair
[ ] Run outside
[ ] Eat a cookie
4. Maria’s house has an open fire. What do people burn on an open fire?
[ ] Coal and wood
[ ] Oil and gas
[ ] Wool and cotton
[ ] Plastic and rubber
5. This is a wood-burning stove. The stove is black in color. The black surface of the stove is:
[ ] Cold
[ ] Cool
[ ] Warm
[ ] Very hot
6. Harriet is in danger. What is she doing wrong?
[ ] Harriet is in the kitchen
[ ] Harriet is in a blue jumper
[ ] Harriet is pulling a pan off the cooker
[ ] Harriet has started school
7. What is this?
[ ] A toy
[ ] A box of matches
[ ] A game
[ ] A set of counters
8. This man is cutting grass with a strimmer. What should you do?
[ ] Keep well away
[ ] Play in the grass
[ ] Kick a ball about
[ ] Watch closely
9. Ellie and Luke are baking. What must they do before they start baking?
[ ] Play outside
[ ] Play inside
[ ] Wash and dry their hands
[ ] Run round the kitchen
10. Which one of these is always dangerous?
[ ] Cold water from the tap
[ ] Warm water from the tap
[ ] Boiling water
[ ] Ice cubes from the freezer
Science: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Energy - Staying Safe (Answers)
1. Adam’s Dad is fitting a safety cover. He is fitting it:
[ ] To a light switch
[x] To an electrical socket
[ ] To a remote control
[ ] To a bulb
Never play with electrical sockets
2. Amy’s Dad is putting a ____ into a socket.
[ ] Switch
[x] Plug
[ ] Bulb
[ ] Balloon
Never play with plugs and sockets. Leave plugs to adults
3. Harry is washing his hands. What must he do next?
[x] Dry his hands
[ ] Brush his hair
[ ] Run outside
[ ] Eat a cookie
Always dry your hands. Never touch anything electrical with wet hands
4. Maria’s house has an open fire. What do people burn on an open fire?
[x] Coal and wood
[ ] Oil and gas
[ ] Wool and cotton
[ ] Plastic and rubber
Fires can be warm and cozy. But all fires can be dangerous. Never go near an open fire
5. This is a wood-burning stove. The stove is black in color. The black surface of the stove is:
[ ] Cold
[ ] Cool
[ ] Warm
[x] Very hot
Stoves get very hot. Never touch a stove
6. Harriet is in danger. What is she doing wrong?
[ ] Harriet is in the kitchen
[ ] Harriet is in a blue jumper
[x] Harriet is pulling a pan off the cooker
[ ] Harriet has started school
This is very dangerous. The pan will be very hot. The pan may have boiling water in it. Never get hold of a pan on the cooker
7. What is this?
[ ] A toy
[x] A box of matches
[ ] A game
[ ] A set of counters
Never play with matches. Leave matches to adults
8. This man is cutting grass with a strimmer. What should you do?
[x] Keep well away
[ ] Play in the grass
[ ] Kick a ball about
[ ] Watch closely
Always keep well away from machinery
9. Ellie and Luke are baking. What must they do before they start baking?
[ ] Play outside
[ ] Play inside
[x] Wash and dry their hands
[ ] Run round the kitchen
What do you think Ellie and Luke are baking?
10. Which one of these is always dangerous?
[ ] Cold water from the tap
[ ] Warm water from the tap
[x] Boiling water
[ ] Ice cubes from the freezer
Boiling water is always dangerous