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A Rocky Planet

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at the Earth, different types of rocks and soil. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

The Earth is made of rock. Underneath the surface this rock is very hot. Sometimes this hot rock comes out in volcanoes. The rock can move. When the rock moves everything shakes and there is an earthquake. There are lots of different types of rocks. Some of the rocks turn to mud or sand. Some of the land is covered in soil. Plants can grow in the soil. Find out just how much you know about the Earth, the different types of rocks and the soil.

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Let's rock!

  1. Some houses are built of stone. Stones are made of ____.
    Do you live in a stone house? What is your home built of?
  2. Stone is dug out of the ground in a ______.
    Very big machines and huge trucks work in quarries
  3. What is sand made from?
    Sand is made up of millions and millions of tiny pieces of rock
  4. What is there a lot of in deserts?
    What does the Sahara Desert look like?
  5. What causes Earthquakes?
    Luckily, we only ever get very small earthquakes in this country
  6. What do plants need to grow?
    The better the soil, the more plants will grow
  7. Sam was on holiday in Italy. He saw a big mountain. It was smoking. Sometimes it throws out red hot rocks. What sort of mountain is it?
    Have you seen pictures of volcanoes?
  8. Sam has been in the garden. His Mum tells him to wipe his shoes. ‘Look,’ she says, ‘they’re covered in ___.’
    How might you get your shoes muddy?
  9. What is the Earth made of?
    Even under the sea there are rocks
  10. What are mountains made from?
    Some people go rock climbing

Author: David Bland

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