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Science Quick Quiz

Year 3 Light
Name: ___________________________________
Q1.

Date:____________

Lamp
(a)

At night, Ben switches on the lamp in his room.


There is a shadow of the chair on the floor.
Explain how the shadow is formed from the light of the lamp.
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1 mark

(b)

Ben looks at the window, and sees a reflection of the lamp.

Why is there a reflection of the lamp in the window?


Tick ONE box.
There is a reflection of the lamp in the window because the window is . . .

shiny

hard

strong

solid
1 mark

(c)

Draw TWO arrowheads on the lines in the picture below to show how light travels to let Ben see the

reflection of the lamp.

1 mark

Q2.

Torch light

(a)

Sanna is investigating which materials are good reflectors of light.


She shines a torch on different objects from a distance of 20 cm.

She looks at the objects to see how well each reflects light.
Tick TWO boxes to show which objects are the best reflectors.

Paper book

Woolly hat

Metal spoon

Glass jar

Wooden spoon

Compact disc

2 marks

(b)

Tick ONE box to show which of Sannas objects does not make a dark shadow.

metal spoon

wooden spoon

woolly hat

glass jar
1 mark

(c)

The picture below shows Sanna looking at the torch light reflected in a mirror.
Draw TWO arrows to show the direction the light must travel for Sanna to see light from
the torch in the mirror.

2 marks

Q3.

Remote control
(a)

Ruth wants to find out how well the remote control turns on her TV when different
materials are put in front of it.

Ruth holds writing paper in front of the remote control. The TV still turns on.
Ruth repeats the test with different materials. The table below shows her results.
Material

Distance from TV when


remote does not work (steps)

writing paper

clear plastic bag

25

tracing paper

foil

book

Complete the graph to show the results for the tracing paper.

1 mark

(b)

Ruths brother says she should not test the book as it makes the test unfair.
Why does the book make her test unfair?

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1 mark

(c)

Ruths brother repeats the investigation to check the results. He takes fewer steps back
for each material before the TV does not turn on.
Tick ONE box to explain why Ruths brother takes fewer steps back before the TV does
not turn on.

He presses the
remote control harder

he uses smaller pieces of


each material

his steps are bigger

the batteries in the


remote control are newer
1 mark

(d)

Ruth could improve her investigation by getting more accurate results.


Describe how Ruth could get more accurate results.
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1 mark

(e)

Ruth sees a pattern in her results. She states My results suggest that the remote control
uses light to turn on the TV.
Describe the evidence in Ruths table of results that supports her statement.
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1 mark

Q4.

Shadows
(a)

Lucy makes a shadow of a puppet on a screen.


She investigates how changing the distance of the light from the puppet affects the size of
the shadow.

What equipment should she use to measure the distance of the light from the puppet?
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1 mark

(b)

What unit of measurement should she use to measure the distance of the light from the
puppet?
Tick ONE box.

cm

km

N
1 mark

(c)

What factor should she change as she carries out her test?
Tick ONE box.

where the children sit

colour of the screen

brightness of the light

position of the light

position of the screen

the size of the puppet


1 mark

(d)

What factor should she measure to collect her results?


Tick ONE box.
The height of the...

light

shadow

table

puppet

screen

reflection
1 mark

(e)

What factors must she keep the same as she carries out her test?
Tick THREE boxes.

where the children sit

colour of the screen

position of the puppet

position of the light

position of the screen

size of the puppet


2 marks

Assessment Summary
Total Mark
/22
Below Expectations
Below 8 marks
Expectations
Between 8-16 marks
Above Expectations
Above 16 marks