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SATs / End of key stage 1 Science Assessment

In this assessment, students will review their understanding of various Science topics across end of key stage 1. It may take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

'SATs / End of key stage 1 Science Assessment' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  End of Key Stage Assessments

Curriculum subtopic:  Starter Assessment

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This assessment will review your understanding of all of Science topics in key stage 1. This assessment will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. This is a timed activity, but don't worry if it takes longer to complete. 

What is this plant called?

 

Tulip

Sunflower

Snowdrop

Buttercup

Which of these features would you find in a plant?

roots

eyes

stem

leaves

ears

flowers

Apart from anchoring the plant in the soil, what is the other job that the roots have to do?

 

To grow a new plant.

To take water from the soil.

To look colourful.

Which of these is not an animal?

a hummingbird

a wolf spider

a weeping willow

an ice fish

a tree frog

Here is a very simple food chain.

grass  sheep human 

 

This food chain shows us that grass is eaten by sheep – and then sheep are eaten by humans. Sheep mostly eat grass.

Which other animal from the list also obtains most of its food by eating grass?

blackbird

cow

goldfish

squirrel

Lions live on the African savanna.

Which animal is the most likely food source for a lion?

crocodile

polar bear

zebra

What is the one feature of a bird has that no other living thing has?

wings

laying eggs

a beak

feathers

makes a nest

What part of the body can you see here?

 

ears

arms

toes

head

What part of the body can you see here?

 

knees

eyebrows

fingers

tongue

You are given a material to look at. It is strong and feels heavy. It is shiny and it rings when you hit it. What material is it?

wood

plastic

glass

metal

rubber

Which of these materials is hard?

Tick all the correct answers.

cotton

wood

paper

metal

wool

stone

 

Choose two reasons why we make bottles from plastic and glass.

They are waterproof.

They are see-through.

They are heavy.

They are rough.

Which season do we often associate with new life such as newborn lambs and budding flowers?

What are the clues that autumn is here?

Tick two answers.

frost on the grass during the night

many trees lose their leaves

the days are getting shorter

the days are getting longer

As we move from winter into spring and then into summer, what happens to the amount of daylight?

 

The amount of daylight goes down.

The amount of daylight goes up.

Sam has a log pile in his garden. Which THREE of these animals choose this habitat? 

mouse

stag beetle

otter

woodlouse

badger

Three different organisms exist in the same habitat. 

Which food chain correctly describes the feeding relationship between the organisms in this habitat?

spider raspberry bush ant

raspberry bush ant spider

ant spider raspberry bush

To grow well, what three things do cress plants need? 

light

water

soil

the right heat

 

Tom has grown a sunflower. Now the leaves are yellow and dry. What has Tom forgotten to give his sunflower?

water

light

heat

Tom grew a bean plant:

 

 

He gave it water and put it in a cupboard. The plant grew tall and weak with yellow leaves.

 

The bean plant grew like this because...

it was lonely

it had no light

it was trying to get out

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

 

 

arms

legs

all over

It's time for supper. Max, who is 5 years old, is in the garden looking at the plants - he has soil and mud on his hands.

What should Max's sister Holly tell Max to do?

Lick his hands clean.

Rinse his hands under the tap to get the worst off.

Scrub his hands and fingers using hot water and soap.

Wash his hands using cold water.

Mike is in the lunch queue and he's quite excited. It's his favourite today: chicken pie. 

Mike's older brother told him all about the healthy eating lessons he's had at school this week and Mike wants to pick some healthy foods to go with his chicken pie. 

 

 

Mike chooses chicken pie, mashed potato, broccoli and carrots. 

 

What do you think Mike should choose for pudding?

lemon cheesecake

strawberry jelly

fruit salad

raspberry ripple ice cream

In the life cycle of the butterfly/moth, what stage is this?

 

Egg

Caterpillar

Chrysalis/pupa

Butterfly

Here are pictures of a baby, a toddler and a child:

 

BABY TODDLER CHILD

 

 

Which one of these can go to the toilet without any help from an adult?

baby

toddler

child

Why are glass and clear plastic good materials for making bottles?

they are fairly easy to shape

they keep what's inside the bottle cool

the allow you to see what's inside the bottle

they are fairly cheap to make

they stop the contents of the bottle from spoiling

Which of these materials would you use to mop up spilled milk?

 

 

Choose TWO answers.

 

a plastic sheet

wood shavings

paper towels

metal foil

a cloth

sand

Harriet has a catapult which she's going to use to flick a ball of paper across the room:

 

 

Harriet tries fitting different elastic bands into her catapult to see if it makes any difference to how far she can flick the paper ball. Which one do you think will need the most force to stretch it?

a long, thin elastic band

a short, thin elastic band

a short, fat elastic band

When Harriet played with her catapult she found that, by changing how much she stretched the elastic, she could make the paper ball go further.

Which of these is the correct explanation of what she found?

the more she stretched the elastic the further the ball went

the more she stretched the elastic the less far the ball went

the less she stretched the elastic the further the ball went

Complete the following sentence:

 

Plastic is useful for making many things because...

it is easy to dig out of the ground

it can be made in any shape or colour

plastic plants are easy to grow

  • Question 1

What is this plant called?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Buttercup
  • Question 2

Which of these features would you find in a plant?

CORRECT ANSWER
roots
stem
leaves
flowers
EDDIE SAYS
You may have heard people talking about eyes on a potato, or an ear of corn, but these are not the same as the eyes and ears we have.
  • Question 3

Apart from anchoring the plant in the soil, what is the other job that the roots have to do?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
To take water from the soil.
EDDIE SAYS
The roots soak up water from the soil for the plant to hold itself upright and to use in making food.
  • Question 4

Which of these is not an animal?

CORRECT ANSWER
a weeping willow
EDDIE SAYS
The weeping willow is a type of tree - all the rest are animals. (The ice fish is found in the freezing waters around Antarctica - it isn't actually made of ice!)
  • Question 5

Here is a very simple food chain.

grass  sheep human 

 

This food chain shows us that grass is eaten by sheep – and then sheep are eaten by humans. Sheep mostly eat grass.

Which other animal from the list also obtains most of its food by eating grass?

CORRECT ANSWER
cow
EDDIE SAYS
Cows mainly eat grass. They take the nutrients from the grass and use it to make important materials for their own bodies.
  • Question 6

Lions live on the African savanna.

Which animal is the most likely food source for a lion?

CORRECT ANSWER
zebra
EDDIE SAYS
The lion will hunt and eat the zebra. Polar bears and lions live in completely different habitats. The only time they might ever see each other would be in a zoo!
Lions and crocodiles are both predators and live in similar habitats. They occasionally fight each other but a lion does not hunt a crocodile for food.
  • Question 7

What is the one feature of a bird has that no other living thing has?

CORRECT ANSWER
feathers
EDDIE SAYS
Bats have wings, but they aren't birds. Lots of animals that aren't birds lay eggs, for example insects and reptiles. An octopus has a beak and it definitely isn't a bird! Alligators make nests for their eggs too. The one thing a bird has that no other living thing has is feathers - if an animal has feathers then it must be a bird.
  • Question 8

What part of the body can you see here?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
arms
  • Question 9

What part of the body can you see here?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
eyebrows
  • Question 10

You are given a material to look at. It is strong and feels heavy. It is shiny and it rings when you hit it. What material is it?

CORRECT ANSWER
metal
EDDIE SAYS
Metals - shiny, often heavy, usually strong and make a ringing noise when hit. Hit glass and it breaks, wood and plastic make a dull thud and hit some rubber with a wooden hammer and the hammer bounces back and hits you!
  • Question 11

Which of these materials is hard?

Tick all the correct answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
wood
metal
stone
EDDIE SAYS
Clothes are often made of wool or cotton (soft), paper is easily scrumpled and torn, while wood, metal and stone objects tend to be hard if you tap them.
  • Question 12

 

Choose two reasons why we make bottles from plastic and glass.

CORRECT ANSWER
They are waterproof.
They are see-through.
EDDIE SAYS
Bottles are made from plastic and glass because they are both waterproof, so the contents of the bottle stays inside it. They are also see-through, meaning that you can see what's inside the bottle.
  • Question 13

Which season do we often associate with new life such as newborn lambs and budding flowers?

CORRECT ANSWER
spring
EDDIE SAYS
Spring is the name of the season which we associate with new life.
Spring is made up of the months March, April and May. During these months we celebrate Easter.
  • Question 14

What are the clues that autumn is here?

Tick two answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
many trees lose their leaves
the days are getting shorter
EDDIE SAYS
There are many changes which we can observe. The days are getting shorter, so it starts getting colder and the trees will lose their leaves.
  • Question 15

As we move from winter into spring and then into summer, what happens to the amount of daylight?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
The amount of daylight goes up.
EDDIE SAYS
During the spring and summer you will probably notice that the amount of daylight we receive is longer than in autumn and winter.
Spring and summer are great because the weather is usually better and having more daylight means that there is more time to play outside after school.
  • Question 16

Sam has a log pile in his garden. Which THREE of these animals choose this habitat? 

CORRECT ANSWER
mouse
stag beetle
woodlouse
EDDIE SAYS
Stag beetles are very exciting to find, but they look quite fearsome! They are protected, so we must not harm them. Good scientists ALWAYS put animals back where they found them.
  • Question 17

Three different organisms exist in the same habitat. 

Which food chain correctly describes the feeding relationship between the organisms in this habitat?

CORRECT ANSWER
raspberry bush ant spider
EDDIE SAYS
In this habitat the raspberry bush is the producer. The fruits and leaves are eaten by ants who are then eaten by spiders.
Remember, in a food chain the arrow should always point in the direction of the organism that is feeding - it shows the way the food (energy) is going.
  • Question 18

To grow well, what three things do cress plants need? 

CORRECT ANSWER
light
water
the right heat
EDDIE SAYS
All seedlings need water, light and the right heat to grow well.
  • Question 19

 

Tom has grown a sunflower. Now the leaves are yellow and dry. What has Tom forgotten to give his sunflower?

CORRECT ANSWER
water
EDDIE SAYS
Plants die and shrivel up without water.
  • Question 20

Tom grew a bean plant:

 

 

He gave it water and put it in a cupboard. The plant grew tall and weak with yellow leaves.

 

The bean plant grew like this because...

CORRECT ANSWER
it had no light
EDDIE SAYS
Plants grown in the dark are yellow and weak. Plants need light to grow healthy, green leaves.
  • Question 21

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
all over
EDDIE SAYS
When Tom climbs, he pulls himself up using his arms and then pushes himself up higher using his legs, also using his tummy muscles and other muscles in his body.
  • Question 22

It's time for supper. Max, who is 5 years old, is in the garden looking at the plants - he has soil and mud on his hands.

What should Max's sister Holly tell Max to do?

CORRECT ANSWER
Scrub his hands and fingers using hot water and soap.
EDDIE SAYS
You should always wash your hands before you eat a meal. Use soap and hot water and give them a proper good scrub.
It's really important that you wash your hands properly, because bacteria and other nasties live in soil and could be transferred inside your body when you eat. This could make you very ill.
  • Question 23

Mike is in the lunch queue and he's quite excited. It's his favourite today: chicken pie. 

Mike's older brother told him all about the healthy eating lessons he's had at school this week and Mike wants to pick some healthy foods to go with his chicken pie. 

 

 

Mike chooses chicken pie, mashed potato, broccoli and carrots. 

 

What do you think Mike should choose for pudding?

CORRECT ANSWER
fruit salad
EDDIE SAYS
All of these puddings are really delicious but the healthy choice is fruit salad.
Don't worry, it's OK to treat yourself to a nice pudding now and again.
  • Question 24

In the life cycle of the butterfly/moth, what stage is this?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Caterpillar
EDDIE SAYS
The egg hatches into a caterpillar which is a bit like a stomach on legs! It does all the eating for the butterfly life cycle. It grows and grows and all the food it eats goes into making the adult butterfly (or moth) inside the pupa. The butterfly (or moth) hatches out and the only food it takes in is drinks of nectar from flowers to give it the energy to fly.
  • Question 25

Here are pictures of a baby, a toddler and a child:

 

BABY TODDLER CHILD

 

 

Which one of these can go to the toilet without any help from an adult?

CORRECT ANSWER
child
EDDIE SAYS
Babies use nappies/diapers that need changing by an adult. Toddlers will be potty trained so they can learn how to go to toilet, but they still need supervision by an adult to make sure that they are wiped properly and remember to wash their hands. Older children are usually able to do all this by themselves.
  • Question 26

Why are glass and clear plastic good materials for making bottles?

CORRECT ANSWER
they are fairly easy to shape
the allow you to see what's inside the bottle
they are fairly cheap to make
EDDIE SAYS
Glass and plastic are both materials that are easy to make and shape. They can both be made transparent so you see the contents easily.
  • Question 27

Which of these materials would you use to mop up spilled milk?

 

 

Choose TWO answers.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
paper towels
a cloth
EDDIE SAYS
Paper towels or a cloth would be best for mopping up a spill. Materials that are good at soaking up liquids are said to be absorbent.
  • Question 28

Harriet has a catapult which she's going to use to flick a ball of paper across the room:

 

 

Harriet tries fitting different elastic bands into her catapult to see if it makes any difference to how far she can flick the paper ball. Which one do you think will need the most force to stretch it?

CORRECT ANSWER
a short, fat elastic band
EDDIE SAYS
Thin elastic bands contain a smaller amount of stretchy material, making them easier to stretch. Fat elastic bands have a greater amount of stretchy material, so as you stretch them, the force building up inside them pulling against you is greater. So Harriet will find that she can get much greater distance on her paper ball with her short, fat elastic band but she's going to have to pull a lot harder to do it than she would with a thin band.
  • Question 29

When Harriet played with her catapult she found that, by changing how much she stretched the elastic, she could make the paper ball go further.

Which of these is the correct explanation of what she found?

CORRECT ANSWER
the more she stretched the elastic the further the ball went
EDDIE SAYS
As Harriet stretched the elastic she built up more force in it, so more stretch = more force. That means there's more force to fling the paper ball a long way!
  • Question 30

Complete the following sentence:

 

Plastic is useful for making many things because...

CORRECT ANSWER
it can be made in any shape or colour
EDDIE SAYS
One of the many useful properties of plastics is that they can be made in any shape or colour. Plastics are made from chemicals, they are not found naturally, either in the ground or in plants.
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