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5th Grade Science Test -matter, Atoms, Force, Motion & Energy

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  • 1. 
    What subatomic particles make up an atom?
    • A. 

      Elements and molecules

    • B. 

      Protons and electrons

    • C. 

      Nucleus and nuetrons

    • D. 

      Electrons,nuetrons and protons

    • E. 

      Particles and molecules

  • 2. 
    The basic unit of structure and function of all living things is a ______________?
  • 3. 
     The measure of the pull of gravity on an object is called it's___________?
  • 4. 
    Characteristics of a substance that can be observed or measured without changing the substance into something else are.....
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Matter

    • C. 

      Chemical reactions

    • D. 

      Physical Properties

    • E. 

      Solubility

  • 5. 
    Matter is....?
    • A. 

      How heavy an object is in space.

    • B. 

      Invisible.

    • C. 

      Anything that can be measured.

    • D. 

      So small you can not see it without a microscope.

    • E. 

      Anything that has mass and takes up space.

  • 6. 
    Density is......
    • A. 

      The amount of dense in an object.

    • B. 

      The amount of space an object takes up.

    • C. 

      The concentration of matter in an object.

    • D. 

      The same as weight, unless you are not on earth.

    • E. 

      Is the speed at which light can travel through space.

  • 7. 
    Solubility is the ability of a substance to be.....?
    • A. 

      Measured.

    • B. 

      Weighed.

    • C. 

      Displaced.

    • D. 

      Solid.

    • E. 

      Dissolved.

  • 8. 
    An example of a physical property is.......
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Small

    • C. 

      Heavy

    • D. 

      Soft

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What process is the opposite of evaporation?
    • A. 

      Sublimination

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Boiling point

    • E. 

      Air pressure

  • 10. 
    What state of matter does not have a definitive shape or volume?
  • 11. 
    At what temperature does water boil in F and C?
    • A. 

      98 F and 132 C

    • B. 

      212 F and 100 C

    • C. 

      100 F and 212 C

    • D. 

      110 F and 32 C

    • E. 

      32 F and 0 C

  • 12. 
    Chemical reactions occur when.......
    • A. 

      You mix together any two different substances.

    • B. 

      You combine a powder and a liquid.

    • C. 

      Changes in which one or more new substances are formed.

    • D. 

      Gas is created from a liquid.

    • E. 

      You mix a gas and a liquid to create a solid.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Created

    • B. 

      Destroyed

    • C. 

      Created and Destroyed immediately after.

    • D. 

      Neither Created nor Destroyed.

    • E. 

      It depends on the scientific experiment and which substances you are using.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Molecule

    • B. 

      Particle

    • C. 

      Subatomic particle

    • D. 

      Nuetron

    • E. 

      Nucleus

  • 15. 
    John Dalton's theory that all matter is made up of tiny particles is called.......?
    • A. 

      The theory of evolution

    • B. 

      The theory of relativity

    • C. 

      The atomic theory of matter

    • D. 

      The atom theory

    • E. 

      The measurement of matter theory

  • 16. 
    Which subatomic particle has a negative charge?
    • A. 

      Electron

    • B. 

      Nuetron

    • C. 

      Proton

    • D. 

      Nucleus

    • E. 

      The theory of negativity.

  • 17. 
    An element is a substance that is made up of only one kind of........
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Particle

    • C. 

      Matter

    • D. 

      Atom

    • E. 

      Metal

  • 18. 
    What is a molecule?
    • A. 

      Two or more atoms linked together.

    • B. 

      Particles of atoms

    • C. 

      The center of an atom.

    • D. 

      Particles of gas

    • E. 

      A mole who is very "cule"

  • 19. 
    What is the smallest unit of an element that has all the properties of that element?
    • A. 

      A molecule

    • B. 

      An atom

    • C. 

      Nucleus

    • D. 

      An orbital

    • E. 

      A property

  • 20. 
    What is the chemical symbol of  Hydrogen?
    • A. 

      He

    • B. 

      Hy

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      Hd

    • E. 

      Hn

  • 21. 
    What is the chemical symbol of Oxygen?
    • A. 

      Ox

    • B. 

      Oh

    • C. 

      Oy

    • D. 

      O

    • E. 

      Oe

  • 22. 
    What is the chemical symbol for Copper?
    • A. 

      Co

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      Cu

    • D. 

      Cp

    • E. 

      Ce

  • 23. 
    A compound is a.......
    • A. 

      A mixture

    • B. 

      Substance made of the atoms of two or more elements

    • C. 

      A chemical reaction between two solids

    • D. 

      A two part scientific experiment

    • E. 

      A physical property

  • 24. 
    Any push or pull that causes an object to move, stop or change direction is called?
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Friction

    • C. 

      Energy

    • D. 

      Magnetism

    • E. 

      Force

  • 25. 
    Friction is .......
    • A. 

      The force between two magnets or poles

    • B. 

      A force that opposes, or acts against, motion when two surfaces rub against each other.

    • C. 

      When an object is attracted to another object.

    • D. 

      Heat

    • E. 

      The speed of magnetic force.

  • 26. 
    What force keeps us from floating into space?
    • A. 

      The Magnetic Poles

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Force and Motion

    • E. 

      The atmosphere

  • 27. 
    When an unbalanced object is forced to change direction or stops what is this change of motion called?
    • A. 

      Magnetism

    • B. 

      Friction

    • C. 

      Acceleration

    • D. 

      Balanced Forces

    • E. 

      Unbalanced Forces

  • 28. 
    If you observe a change in an object's speed or direction, you are observing a change in it's .....
    • A. 

      Frame of reference

    • B. 

      Position

    • C. 

      Gravitational pull

    • D. 

      Momentum

    • E. 

      Velocity

  • 29. 
    This is the product of an object's weight and mass, and is a measure of how hard it is to slow down or stop an object.....
    • A. 

      Velocity

    • B. 

      Friction

    • C. 

      Power

    • D. 

      Position

    • E. 

      Momentum

  • 30. 
    What is the first law of motion?
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Inertia

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Force

    • E. 

      Momentum

  • 31. 
    An object at rest will remain at rest and an object in motion will continue moving in a straight line at a constant speed until an outside force acts on it.  Who's law of motion is that?
    • A. 

      Einstein's

    • B. 

      Bell's

    • C. 

      Edison's

    • D. 

      Newton's

    • E. 

      Washington's

  • 32. 
    The path one body in space takes as it revolves around another body is called ......
    • A. 

      Gravitational pull

    • B. 

      Inertia

    • C. 

      An orbit

    • D. 

      Universal force

    • E. 

      Law of the universe

  • 33. 
    The ability to cause changes in matter is called?
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Force

    • C. 

      Energy

    • D. 

      Velocity

    • E. 

      Strength

  • 34. 
    An example of kinetic energy is.....
    • A. 

      A speeding bullet

    • B. 

      A parked car

    • C. 

      A baseball in your hand

    • D. 

      A bow and arrow

    • E. 

      A window

  • 35. 
    Which are forms of Kinetic Energy?
    • A. 

      Potential energy and thermal energy

    • B. 

      Electric energy, light energy, mechanical energy, sound energy, thermal energy.

    • C. 

      Chemical energy, elastic energy, gravitational energy.

    • D. 

      Expressive energy, illusive energy, conservative energy.

    • E. 

      Unusable energy, stored energy and hyperbionic energy.

  • 36. 
    What causes an electric charge?
    • A. 

      An object that loses all its subatomic particles at once.

    • B. 

      An objects magnetic pull forces energy to combust.

    • C. 

      A flow of electrons to nuetrons at the same time.

    • D. 

      When two forces move in outward directions.

    • E. 

      When an object gains or loses electrons.

  • 37. 
    When you rub a  red balloon on your hair, electrons rub off the balloon and it becomes .......
    • A. 

      Negatively charged

    • B. 

      Positively charged

    • C. 

      Magnetic

    • D. 

      Charged

    • E. 

      Attracted to other balloons that are red.

  • 38. 
    An electric current is a flow of ......
    • A. 

      Protons

    • B. 

      Nuetrons

    • C. 

      Electrons

    • D. 

      Thermal energy

    • E. 

      Electricity

  • 39. 
    What material would make a good conductor of electricity?
    • A. 

      Plastic

    • B. 

      Glass

    • C. 

      Rubber

    • D. 

      Copper

    • E. 

      Air

  • 40. 
    Any path along which electrons can flow is called ........
    • A. 

      A straight line of current

    • B. 

      Electric boogooloo

    • C. 

      Resistors

    • D. 

      Electric circuit

    • E. 

      Electric slide

  • 41. 
    A coil that is magnetized only when an electric current flows through it is an
    • A. 

      Electronic magnetica

    • B. 

      Elective magnetism

    • C. 

      Electromagnet

    • D. 

      Electron coil

    • E. 

      Electronic conductor

  • 42. 
    When you look in the mirror you see your ......
    • A. 

      Shadow

    • B. 

      Face

    • C. 

      Animal magnetism

    • D. 

      Reflection

    • E. 

      Refraction

  • 43. 
    When the sun comes through the window, the rays of light bend and slow down, this is called......
    • A. 

      Reflection

    • B. 

      Reframing

    • C. 

      Referring light

    • D. 

      Concave light rays

    • E. 

      Refraction

  • 44. 
    The loudness of of a sound is called......
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Waves

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Compression

    • E. 

      Decimeters

  • 45. 
    What kind of lens would you use to see a butterfly up close?
    • A. 

      Refractive lens

    • B. 

      Concave lens

    • C. 

      Convex lens

    • D. 

      Light ray lens

    • E. 

      Reflective lens

  • 46. 
    How are sound waves carried?
    • A. 

      By vibrating matter

    • B. 

      By pitch waves

    • C. 

      By volume

    • D. 

      By ultraviolet waves

    • E. 

      By your ears

  • 47. 
    The transfer of thermal energy by electromagnetic waves is called.....
    • A. 

      Convection

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Thermal energy

    • D. 

      Conduction

    • E. 

      Temperature

  • 48. 
    There is potential energy in ......
    • A. 

      Bananas

    • B. 

      Cheese

    • C. 

      French fries

    • D. 

      Oatmeal

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 49. 
    Which form of energy transfer allows you to feel the warmth of the sun on your face?
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Chemical energy

    • E. 

      Thermal energy

  • 50. 
    Why are fossil fuels considered nonrenewable resources?
    • A. 

      They are expensive

    • B. 

      They are in limited supply

    • C. 

      They are buried too far into the earth for us to reach anymore.

    • D. 

      They are extinct.

    • E. 

      They can not be used anymore because of new laws.

  • 51. 
    Gasoline is produced from .....
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Natural gas

    • C. 

      Kerosene

    • D. 

      Petroleum

    • E. 

      Peanuts

  • 52. 
    Hydro in hydroelectric energy means ......
    • A. 

      Restful

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Stored

    • D. 

      Soil

    • E. 

      Water

  • 53. 
    Nuclear energy is energy released when the nucleus of an atom is......
    • A. 

      Heated

    • B. 

      Frozen

    • C. 

      Combined with solar energy

    • D. 

      Split apart

    • E. 

      Mixed with flammable gas

  • 54. 
    Wind energy is used to power these and are connected to electric generators.
    • A. 

      Solar panels

    • B. 

      Trains

    • C. 

      Wind turbines

    • D. 

      Irrigation systems

    • E. 

      Nuclear power plants

  • 55. 
    What energy would not be a good idea to use in places like Alaska and the Artic?
    • A. 

      Nuclear

    • B. 

      Solar

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Hydroelectric

    • E. 

      Geothermal

  • 56. 
    What is a good thing  that you can do to conserve water and energy in your home?
    • A. 

      Keep the door closed when the air conditioning is running.

    • B. 

      Turn off lights when you are not in a room.

    • C. 

      Watch less television and read more.

    • D. 

      Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 57. 
    Are you made up of matter?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      I don't know

    • D. 

      Does it matter?

  • 58. 
    What is the average temperature of the human body?
    • A. 

      96.8

    • B. 

      100.6

    • C. 

      99.4

    • D. 

      98.6

    • E. 

      89.6