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5th Grade Energy Quiz - Discovery Works Science

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5th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

Practice Quiz that follows the Houghton Mifflin Science Discovery Works Textbook. Forms of Energy 5th Grade. St. Gabriel - Glendale, OH.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is energy?
    • A. 

      The ability to do work. The ability to move something or cause a change in matter.

    • B. 

      Something that takes up space

    • C. 

      A drink that you can buy

  • 2. 
    What is matter?
    • A. 

      When something bothers a person

    • B. 

      Anything that has mass and takes up space.

    • C. 

      How much an object weighs

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Potential Energy

    • B. 

      Energy of Motion

    • C. 

      Energy of Movement and Action

  • 4. 
    True or False:  Wind can move objects, such as tree branches, because moving air has energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Energy in matter that can cause matter to move or change

    • B. 

      The potential energy that an object has to do work

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A boy jumps off of the diving board.  He has
    • A. 

      Stored Energy

    • B. 

      Energy of Motion

    • C. 

      Hyperactivity

  • 8. 
    True or False:  Energy can be stored in fuels.  Gas that makes a car move has stored energy.  The food that you eat has stored energy, too
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Energy travels around the world in waves

    • B. 

      Energy moves cars along the road and boats along the water. It makes bodies grow and allows minds to think.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      To make electricity and heat homes.

    • B. 

      To manufacture products

    • C. 

      To move the parts in machines (such as cars)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    True or False:  Sound is a form of energy that you can hear.  It comes from particles that are vibrating or moving back and forth rapidly.  Sound moves in waves through matter such as air or water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are forms of energy?
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Electrical Energy

    • C. 

      Mechanical Energy

    • D. 

      Sound Energy

    • E. 

      All Of The Above

  • 14. 
    True or False:  Sweating in the sun, listening to the radio, riding on a bus, and eating are all examples of energy changing form
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Energy from the sun is called
    • A. 

      Mechanical Energy

    • B. 

      Potential Energy

    • C. 

      Solar Energy

    • D. 

      Water Energy

  • 17. 
    True or False:  One way people use solar energy is to collect it in teh form of light energy and change it to heat energy.  The heat energy can be used to heat water.  It can be used to heat homes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    True or False: Everything around you is matter, even food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Liquid and Gas do not have a definite shape but take up
    • A. 

      Matter

    • B. 

      Volume

    • C. 

      Space

  • 20. 
    Temperature is
    • A. 

      A measure of how hot or how cold something is

    • B. 

      A measure of gases and liquids

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Put the following in the correct order:1. ____  BITUMINOUS COAL - Layers of rock form over the lignite, increasing the weight and pressure.  The lignite changes to bituminous coal. 2. _____ PEAT - Layers of sand and soil cover the plant matter.  Over time the plant matter forms peat.  Peat is a hard, brown plant material.  Peat is the first step in the formation of coal.3. _____ ANTHRACITE:  Extreme heat and pressure cause the bituminous coal to change to anthracite or hard coal.  Anthracite is as hard as rock 4. ______ LIGNITE - Over millions of years, layers of rock form over the peat.  The weight of these layers changes the peat to lignite.
  • 23. 
    If you describe the rubber on a bike as "smooth", "flexible" and "black", you are describing it's
    • A. 

      Energy

    • B. 

      Potential

    • C. 

      Physical Properties

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is an example of a chemical property?
    • A. 

      Inflating a balloon

    • B. 

      The ability of iron to rust

    • C. 

      Bouncing a ball

  • 25. 
    No matter how small or large something is, if it takes up space, it has
    • A. 

      Energy

    • B. 

      A voice

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

    • E. 

      None Of The Above

  • 26. 
    Where do we find coal?
  • 27. 
  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Trains

    • B. 

      River barges

    • C. 

      Trucks

    • D. 

      All Of The Above

    • E. 

      None Of The Above

  • 29. 
    How does using coal affect the environment?
  • 30. 
    True or False:  Some scientists predict that at the present rate of use, we'll run out of oil in about 30 years and coal in about 225 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    True or False:  Oil and gas will last forever
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    True or False:  Fossil fuels are the major energy source burned in power plants that produce electricity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Moset of the heat used to warm buildings comes from burning
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Toys

    • C. 

      Fossil Fuels

    • D. 

      Recycled Plastic

  • 34. 
    Name 3 ways that you can save energy at home
  • 35. 
    Why are coal, oil, and natural gas called fossil fuels?
  • 36. 
  • 37. 
    True or False:  Renewable energy sources can be replenished in a short time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False