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5th Grade Science Mcas 2009

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  • 1. 
    A tuna is an ocean fish that is well adapted to catiching small, fast-moving prey.  Which of the following adaptations most helps a tuna swim fast to catch its prey?
    • A. 

      Large fins

    • B. 

      Sharp teeth

    • C. 

      Small gills

    • D. 

      Tough scales

  • 2. 
    A student hears the sound of a bell.  Which of the following carries the sound of the bell to the student?
    • A. 

      Electrical currents

    • B. 

      Magnetic signals

    • C. 

      Radio waves

    • D. 

      Vibrating air

  • 3. 
    A student sorted mineral samples into two groups: dull and shiny.  Which of the following properties did the student use to sort the mineral samples into groups?
    • A. 

      Cleavage

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Luster

    • D. 

      Streak

  • 4. 
    Approximately how long does Earth take to complete its orbit around the sun?
    • A. 

      One day

    • B. 

      One month

    • C. 

      One year

    • D. 

      One century

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements best explains why magnets usually stick to a refrigerator door?
    • A. 

      The refrigerator door is smooth.

    • B. 

      The refrigerator door contains iron.

    • C. 

      The refrigerator door is a good conductor.

    • D. 

      The refrigerator door has electric wires in it.

  • 6. 
    A squid is an animal that lives in the ocean.  It pumps a stream of water out of its body, causing it to move rapidly.  Which of the following mechanical systems moves in a way most similar to the squid?
    • A. 

      A bus

    • B. 

      A helicopter

    • C. 

      A rocket

    • D. 

      A train

  • 7. 
    Which of the following changes is caused by removing heat?
    • A. 

      A solid changes to a gas.

    • B. 

      A liquid changes to a gas.

    • C. 

      A solid changes to a liquid.

    • D. 

      A liquid changes to a solid

  • 8. 
    Naomi has a pet dog.  Which of the following characteristics did the dog most likely inherit from its parents?
    • A. 

      Its weight

    • B. 

      Its favorite food

    • C. 

      The color of its fur

    • D. 

      The place where it lives

  • 9. 
    Sandra puts some pill bugs into an open box.  She covers half the box with a piece of cardboard.  She then places the box outside on a summer day, and all the pill bugs move under the cardboard.  The pill bugs are most likely responding to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Air pressure

    • B. 

      Bright light

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Fog

  • 10. 
    Heat, light, and sound are all different forms of
    • A. 

      Fuel.

    • B. 

      Energy.

    • C. 

      Matter.

    • D. 

      Electricity.