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Science SATs Practice: Chemistry Level 1

In this worksheet, students will be able to complete a full SATs-style practice paper, timed to 30 minutes, to help them assess how prepared they are for the SATs sampling tests.

'Science SATs Practice: Chemistry Level 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   SATs Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Chemistry Practice Papers

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a practice science (Chemistry) test in the style of a Key Stage 2 National Test.


 

In the real Key Stage 2 National Test, you will write your answers in a special test booklet, in spaces provided.


 

At EdPlace you will use the computer to enter your answers and you can use a pencil and paper to make jottings if needed.


 

This paper includes a variety of chemistry based questions from the Key Stage 2 programme of study.


 

For each question, you will be given instructions about how to answer. 

Some questions may need an answer to be typed.

Others may need you to match words or phrases, select text or choose correct answers.


 

There are 22 questions in the test. 

The test is timed and the timer is set for 30 minutes.

You should aim for just over 1 minute per question.


 

Don't worry if you don't finish in this time, you can carry on working after the timer has run out. 

All questions are worth 1 mark.

All questions are automatically marked.


 

You may find some of the questions difficult.

If you are struggling to answer a question, do not waste time on it, but move onto the next question.


 

Disclaimer:

We have no affiliation to the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) and these questions represent our own unique content developed by EdPlace Key Stage 2 Science authors.

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The world around you contains lots of materials with different properties.  These properties are what make certain materials ideal for certain jobs.

 

Fill in the chart below using the correct number for each job (use each number once only).

 

1 = waterproof

2 = transparent

3 = an electrical conductor

4 = absorbent

5 = an electrical insulator

 Number
Plastic is used on the outside of electrical cables because it is
Tiles are used for roofs because they are
Glass is used for windows because it is

Surav, Nala and Ravi have been looking at the different properties that materials have.  They have been filling in a table with their results.

 

Your task is to complete it using

y for Yes

n for No.

 MagneticTransparentWaterproofElectrical conductor
Plastic water bottle
Kitchen paper
Wax candle
Steel paperclip

Surav loves playing with magnets.

 

Magnets

 

He knows that the ends of a magnet attract or repel depending on what they are brought close to.

 

What are the ends of a magnet called?

North

Attractors

Piles

Poles

Surav brings one end of his magnet close to different objects.

 

Magnet

 

Match the object  to how it behaves when his magnet is brought near.

Column A

Column B

Steel pin
Repels
Pencil
No effect
Aluminium foil
Attracts
Another magnet
No effect

Sienna is fascinated by fossils.  One of her favourite hobbies is searching for fossils on the beach near where she lives.

 

A fossil is formed from the remains of....

Plants

Coal

Volcanoes

Animals

Meteorites

When Sienna is looking for fossils there are only certain kinds of rock that might contains fossils.

 

Pick one possible fossil-bearing rock from this list.

Chalk

Granite

Marble

Quartz

In her collection, Sienna has many different sorts of fossils.

 

Can you match the fossil organism with the part of it that fossilizes (turns to stone)?

 

 

Column A

Column B

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Claw
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Bone
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Leaf
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Shell

Sienna's favourite fossil is her Ammonite.

 

Ammonite

 

Ammonites can no longer be found alive on Earth, so we say that they are...

Mrs Bates has set her science class a challenge - they have a mixture of iron filings, salt and sand and they have to try and separate each material from the others.

 

sand

 

Archie says that he knows how to get the iron filings out on their own.

 

Which piece of equipment do you think he will use?

Filter paper

Sieve

Magnet

Tweezers

The class try Archie's method - which works!

 

They puzzle over how to get the salt and the sand apart, so Mrs Bates gives them a hint:

Filter paper

Sieve

Magnet

Tweezers

In their groups, they add some of the sand/salt mixture to a beaker of water and stir it.

 

Beaker

 

Soon, there is a colourless liquid with sand on the bottom of the beaker.

 

This is because, in water, the sand is...

Solid

Soluble

Insoluble

Invisible

Each group set up a filtration apparatus to separate the salt solution from the sand.

 

Complete the labels on this diagram:

 

#8779 q12

Column A

Column B

A
Filter paper
B
Salt solution
C
Sand particles trapped

Now the sand is separate from the salt solution, but the salt is mixed up with the water!

 

What can the young scientists do to separate the water from the salt?

Column A

Column B

A
Filter paper
B
Salt solution
C
Sand particles trapped

Theo and Evie have a number of different materials.

 

They are sorting them into ones that are liquids and ones that are solid.

 

Can you match the material with its state (at room temperature)?

 SolidLiquid
Plastic Paperclip
Play dough
Milk
Top Trumps Card
Ice
Cooking Oil
Syrup

The young scientists cannot agree on whether yogurt is a solid or a liquid.

 

"It's thick and gloopy," claims Theo. "It's a solid."

 

"Yes, but you can pour it if you wait long enough," Evie replies.

 

Which of the following properties do you think apply to yogurt?

Has a definite surface

Has a definite shape

Able to flow

Has a definite volume (amount)

Takes on the shape of its container

Can be cut

Based on your answers to Q15, who do you agree with?

 

Theo thinks that yoghurt is a solid while Evie believes it's a liquid.

Has a definite surface

Has a definite shape

Able to flow

Has a definite volume (amount)

Takes on the shape of its container

Can be cut

If Evie holds the cube of ice in her hand, it will warm up and change into a liquid.

 

What is happening to the ice cube?

Melting

Dissolving

Disintegrating

Boiling

If the young scientists take the water formed from the ice cube and heat it until it boils, what is the temperature it will boil at?

0oC

99oC

100oC

212oC

Amy and her brother Sam are going to make a chocolate cake.  Here is a list of some of their ingredients:

Self-raising flour

Eggs

Milk

Chocolate

Butter

 

Pick the ingredients that would melt if heated.

 

 

Self-raising flour

Eggs

Milk

Chocolate

Butter

Their cake mixture was put in the oven to bake.

 

When it was baked, Amy lifted it out.  Sam asked his sister, "Now could we split it up back into the ingredients we started with if we wanted to?"

 

What do you think?

 

Put the correct words into this sentence, choosing from:

 

No  Yes

can  can't

a reversible   an irreversible

 

Self-raising flour

Eggs

Milk

Chocolate

Butter

To make the icing for the cake, Amy and Sam melted chocolate, butter and sugar in a saucepan.

 

Sam asked his sister, "If we put the molten chocolate into the fridge, would it go hard again?"

 

"Yes, it would," his sister replied.

 

The changing of molten chocolate into solid chocolate is a reversible change.

 

What word describes this change?

Melting

Freezing

Condensing

Boiling

For each ingredient in their cake decide whether, if it was heated gently, it would return to its original state on cooling (reversible change) or whether heating would change it permanently (irreversible change).

 Reversible changeIrreversible change
Sugar
Butter
Eggs
Milk
Chocolate
  • Question 1

The world around you contains lots of materials with different properties.  These properties are what make certain materials ideal for certain jobs.

 

Fill in the chart below using the correct number for each job (use each number once only).

 

1 = waterproof

2 = transparent

3 = an electrical conductor

4 = absorbent

5 = an electrical insulator

CORRECT ANSWER
 Number
Plastic is used on the outside of electrical cables because it is
Tiles are used for roofs because they are
Glass is used for windows because it is
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, that was an easy start! Plastic doesn't conduct electricity and so it is perfect for forming the outside of electrical cables. It's flexible and easy to colour too! Tiles are waterproof, which is what you want for your roof, and glass is transparent - otherwise, it wouldn't be a window, would it?!
  • Question 2

Surav, Nala and Ravi have been looking at the different properties that materials have.  They have been filling in a table with their results.

 

Your task is to complete it using

y for Yes

n for No.

CORRECT ANSWER
 MagneticTransparentWaterproofElectrical conductor
Plastic water bottle
Kitchen paper
Wax candle
Steel paperclip
EDDIE SAYS
Maybe that needed a bit of concentration! It's not too difficult but there's a lot of information to input. Did you find any of them tricky?
  • Question 3

Surav loves playing with magnets.

 

Magnets

 

He knows that the ends of a magnet attract or repel depending on what they are brought close to.

 

What are the ends of a magnet called?

CORRECT ANSWER
Poles
EDDIE SAYS
You knew that, didn't you? The poles of a magnet - North or South.
  • Question 4

Surav brings one end of his magnet close to different objects.

 

Magnet

 

Match the object  to how it behaves when his magnet is brought near.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Steel pin
Attracts
Pencil
No effect
Aluminium foil
No effect
Another magnet
Repels
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, that was OK. While the magnet could attract the other magnet, only magnets repel, so since you have to match 'attracts' with the steel pin, then 'repels' must be matched with the other magnet. Aluminium is not a magnetic metal.
  • Question 5

Sienna is fascinated by fossils.  One of her favourite hobbies is searching for fossils on the beach near where she lives.

 

A fossil is formed from the remains of....

CORRECT ANSWER
Plants
Animals
EDDIE SAYS
Do you find fossils interesting? They are a window on to a world of long, long ago. They are the remains of plants and animals that were trapped in a material like mud, and over millions of years turned into stone. Coal sometimes contains fossils of plants.
  • Question 6

When Sienna is looking for fossils there are only certain kinds of rock that might contains fossils.

 

Pick one possible fossil-bearing rock from this list.

CORRECT ANSWER
Chalk
EDDIE SAYS
You'll learn that it is sedimentary rocks that may contain fossils and chalk is the possibility in the list. The other rocks were formed by heat and pressure, such as in a volcano, and so any animal or plant remains would have been destroyed.
  • Question 7

In her collection, Sienna has many different sorts of fossils.

 

Can you match the fossil organism with the part of it that fossilizes (turns to stone)?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

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Claw
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Bone
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Leaf
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Shell
EDDIE SAYS
The tricky thing with this is making sure you get them in the right order - some answers, like "bone" - could match with more than one fossil. Obviously, only plants have leaves, so that has to match with the Cycad Tree. Similarly, you might not recognise the Ammonite, but it clearly has a shell, so those need to be matched. Fish don't have claws - that goes with the Dinosaur. Sorted!
  • Question 8

Sienna's favourite fossil is her Ammonite.

 

Ammonite

 

Ammonites can no longer be found alive on Earth, so we say that they are...

CORRECT ANSWER
extinct
EDDIE SAYS
There's really only one term that fits in there, isn't there - extinct! If you put "dead", that won't do as it applies to any individual that is no longer alive, whereas 'extinct' refers to an entire species - not one of them is left alive. The coelacanth is a so-called "fossil fish" that was thought to be extinct - then they found a tiny population still alive!
  • Question 9

Mrs Bates has set her science class a challenge - they have a mixture of iron filings, salt and sand and they have to try and separate each material from the others.

 

sand

 

Archie says that he knows how to get the iron filings out on their own.

 

Which piece of equipment do you think he will use?

CORRECT ANSWER
Magnet
EDDIE SAYS
Can you imagine picking out each speck of iron with tweezers?! A magnet is the easy choice as it'll just "hoover" them up. What's next?
  • Question 10

The class try Archie's method - which works!

 

They puzzle over how to get the salt and the sand apart, so Mrs Bates gives them a hint:

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you put "disappear"? I'm afraid it won't do, as dissolving is more than disappearing - it's the salt mixing with the water, but in tiny, tiny particles which are invisible to us.
  • Question 11

In their groups, they add some of the sand/salt mixture to a beaker of water and stir it.

 

Beaker

 

Soon, there is a colourless liquid with sand on the bottom of the beaker.

 

This is because, in water, the sand is...

CORRECT ANSWER
Insoluble
EDDIE SAYS
If something dissolves in water, we say that it's "soluble" in water. So that means that substances that won't dissolve, like sand, are insoluble. Simple!
  • Question 12

Each group set up a filtration apparatus to separate the salt solution from the sand.

 

Complete the labels on this diagram:

 

#8779 q12

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

A
Filter paper
B
Sand particles trapped
C
Salt solution
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get that all right? The filter paper in the funnel (A) traps the particles of sand (B) as they're too big to fit through the tiny holes. The salt solution (C) drips through into the flask and so is separated from the sand. Voila!
  • Question 13

Now the sand is separate from the salt solution, but the salt is mixed up with the water!

 

What can the young scientists do to separate the water from the salt?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
If you put "boil", it's not the correct answer as no direct heat is being applied to raise the temperature of the salt solution. The water is simply evaporating slowly from the surface (like a puddle drying up) until it's all vaporised into the air.
  • Question 14

Theo and Evie have a number of different materials.

 

They are sorting them into ones that are liquids and ones that are solid.

 

Can you match the material with its state (at room temperature)?

CORRECT ANSWER
 SolidLiquid
Plastic Paperclip
Play dough
Milk
Top Trumps Card
Ice
Cooking Oil
Syrup
EDDIE SAYS
The big questions here are: can you pour it, does it fit the cup you're putting it in? If so, it's a liquid. Even syrup! On the other hand, if it has a shape (even if you can change it, like play dough), if you can cut it, then you have a solid.
  • Question 15

The young scientists cannot agree on whether yogurt is a solid or a liquid.

 

"It's thick and gloopy," claims Theo. "It's a solid."

 

"Yes, but you can pour it if you wait long enough," Evie replies.

 

Which of the following properties do you think apply to yogurt?

CORRECT ANSWER
Has a definite surface
Able to flow
Has a definite volume (amount)
Takes on the shape of its container
EDDIE SAYS
Yoghurt - yes, it's gloopy, but it does pour and if you pour it into your bowl, it becomes bowl-shaped, doesn't it? Clearly a liquid!
  • Question 16

Based on your answers to Q15, who do you agree with?

 

Theo thinks that yoghurt is a solid while Evie believes it's a liquid.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Yoghurt pours, takes on the shape of its container, has a definite surface and volume. It's a liquid.
  • Question 17

If Evie holds the cube of ice in her hand, it will warm up and change into a liquid.

 

What is happening to the ice cube?

CORRECT ANSWER
Melting
EDDIE SAYS
It's REALLY important to get the right words in science. People often confuse "melting" and "dissolving". Here, solid water is being warmed and is changing to liquid water. It's still water though, so it's melting (solid changing to liquid).
  • Question 18

If the young scientists take the water formed from the ice cube and heat it until it boils, what is the temperature it will boil at?

CORRECT ANSWER
100oC
EDDIE SAYS
Is that one hard-wired into your brain? Needs to be! Water boils at 100oC and freezes at 0oC.
  • Question 19

Amy and her brother Sam are going to make a chocolate cake.  Here is a list of some of their ingredients:

Self-raising flour

Eggs

Milk

Chocolate

Butter

 

Pick the ingredients that would melt if heated.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Chocolate
Butter
EDDIE SAYS
Only the butter and chocolate will melt (as they would if you held them in your hand). The eggs will go hard, the milk will boil and the flour would eventually burn.
  • Question 20

Their cake mixture was put in the oven to bake.

 

When it was baked, Amy lifted it out.  Sam asked his sister, "Now could we split it up back into the ingredients we started with if we wanted to?"

 

What do you think?

 

Put the correct words into this sentence, choosing from:

 

No  Yes

can  can't

a reversible   an irreversible

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
No excuses for getting the spelling wrong there - it was in front of you! Get the flour out of a cake? Or the butter? I don't think so! Once the cake is baked, the ingredients are combined into a new material - yummy cake!
  • Question 21

To make the icing for the cake, Amy and Sam melted chocolate, butter and sugar in a saucepan.

 

Sam asked his sister, "If we put the molten chocolate into the fridge, would it go hard again?"

 

"Yes, it would," his sister replied.

 

The changing of molten chocolate into solid chocolate is a reversible change.

 

What word describes this change?

CORRECT ANSWER
Freezing
EDDIE SAYS
This is one of those areas where you have to be precise in your meaning and you also have to unhinge your mind a little. You see, in our minds "freezing" means cold. Trouble is, it isn't true. Yes, water freezes at 0oC which is cold to us. But the metal lead freezes at 327oC, and that certainly isn't cold! So, freezing means "turning from liquid to solid" and just that. Take the temperature out of it, to think about what it means.
  • Question 22

For each ingredient in their cake decide whether, if it was heated gently, it would return to its original state on cooling (reversible change) or whether heating would change it permanently (irreversible change).

CORRECT ANSWER
 Reversible changeIrreversible change
Sugar
Butter
Eggs
Milk
Chocolate
EDDIE SAYS
Chocolate and butter can be heated gently, so they melt and then allowed to cool and solidify again. Try it out! On the other hand, melt sugar and it doesn't cool to form sugar again, but becomes a hard sticky substance a bit like toffee. Eggs go hard and cannot be changed back and milk will start to boil away, even on gentle heating, so some of it is lost into the air.
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