2nd Quarter Science Quiz

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 161

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2nd Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is over scientific inquiry and nutrition


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which question can NOT be answered through a scientific investigation?
    • A. 

      Does weight determine the speed of a racecar?

    • B. 

      Does the height of the ramp determine how far the racecar travels?

    • C. 

      What is the racecar made out of?

    • D. 

      Does a plastic racecar travel quicker than a wooden racecar?

  • 2. 
    Which question can be answered by investigating?
    • A. 

      Which brand of paper towel is the strongest?

    • B. 

      Who was the person who invented paper towels?

    • C. 

      How is a paper towel made?

    • D. 

      Why was the paper towel invented?

  • 3. 
    Cups A and B are filled with the same kind of soil. A healthy lima bean is planted in each cup. Both cups are watered equally. Cup A is put by a sunny window. Cup B is put in a dark closet. The plants are checked after one week. Which question can be answered by this investigation?
    • A. 

      Will the amount of sunlight affect the growth of a plant?

    • B. 

      What does a plant do with sunlight?

    • C. 

      How does a plant make its food?

    • D. 

      Is rainwater better than bottled water for plant growth?

  • 4. 
    A fourth grade class wanted to know if their daisies would grow better in the sun. What would be the best way to find out?
    • A. 

      Place half of their daisies in the sun and half in the shade and record the amount of growth after two weeks.

    • B. 

      Place all of their daisies in the sun and record the amount of growth after two weeks.

    • C. 

      Place all of their daisies in the shade and measure the amount of growth after two weeks.

    • D. 

      Place half their daisies in the sun and the other half in the shade. Give the daisies in the sun twice as much water.

  • 5. 
    A student was investigating the effect of Miracle Grow on plants. First, he watered two plants with Miracle Grow and two plants with tap water.  Then,he placed the plants with Miracle Grow in the window and the plants with the tap water in a closet.  What should he have done differently?
    • A. 

      He should have placed 1 plant outside, 1 plant in the window, and 1 plant in the closet.

    • B. 

      He should have placed all plants in the same place.

    • C. 

      He should have watered all the plants with Miracle Grow.

    • D. 

      He should have watered all the plants with tap water.

  • 6. 
    A class was testing if a Gobstopper dissolved quicker in vinegar or water. They gathered the following supplies: water, vinegar, and Gobstoppers. What item did they forget?
    • A. 

      Cups

    • B. 

      Soda

    • C. 

      Mints

    • D. 

      Sponge

  • 7. 
    First, ask the question, “How many water droplets fit on a penny head?” Next, gather the necessary materials. Then, conduct your investigation. Then record your observations. The conclusion you found was 45 water droplets fit on the penny head. Which step was left out of this investigation?
    • A. 

      Use a nickel instead.

    • B. 

      Make a prediction.

    • C. 

      Tell your teacher you love this experiment.

    • D. 

      Ask the question, “How many water droplets fit on a penny head?”

  • 8. 
    Sarah wishes to see the parts of a tiny flower more closely. What tool would  she most likely use?
    • A. 

      Stop watch

    • B. 

      Graduated cylinder

    • C. 

      Hand lens

    • D. 

      Eye dropper

  • 9. 
    A student wanted to find out the temperature in which water boils. Which is NOT a safe way to conduct this investigation?
    • A. 

      Conduct the experiment without an adult supervising.

    • B. 

      Use a hot pad when handling the pot.

    • C. 

      Turn the pot’s handle so it doesn’t stick out.

    • D. 

      Wear safety goggles.

  • 10. 
    Students were measuring objects with a spring scale like the one shown in the picture below:                    What property does a spring scale measure?                                  
    • A. 

      Length

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Temperature

  • 11. 
    Which piece of lab equipment is NOT used for safety?
    • A. 

      Gloves

    • B. 

      Lab coat

    • C. 

      Goggles

    • D. 

      Thermometer

  • 12. 
    The class wanted to find out if a grapefruit or orange contained more liquid.They tested the two objects and found that the orange had more liquid.  Whatis the best way to show their findings?
    • A. 

      To take pictures of a grapefruit and an orange.

    • B. 

      To make a bar graph.

    • C. 

      To draw a picture.

    • D. 

      To tell your parents.

  • 13. 
    A student was investigating which liquid froze the quickest. She reported that she took three liquids - measuring 1 cup each and placed them in the freezer. She checked back every 15 minutes recording her data.  After 60 minutes, she determined that the liquid, milk, had become frozen first.  What key information did she leave out to allow another person to repeat this investigation?
    • A. 

      She predicted that the soda would freeze first.

    • B. 

      She used a stopwatch to time.

    • C. 

      She conducted the experiment on a Tuesday.

    • D. 

      She used milk, soda, and water as the liquids.

  • 14. 
    A student wanted to design an airplane that would fly a long distance. She made her first airplane out of notebook paper, but it didn’t fly very far.  Which of these is NOT a way to improve the design of her airplane?
    • A. 

      Measure the distance the airplane flew with a ruler instead of a meter stick.

    • B. 

      Use construction paper instead of notebook paper.

    • C. 

      Add a paper clip to change the weight of the airplane.

    • D. 

      Fold the airplane differently.

  • 15. 
    A fourth grade student released two parachutes from the same point off the top of the slide. One parachute was made out of Kleenex and the other was made out of a plastic baggie. The two parachutes dropped straight down, but the plastic baggie parachute took longer to reach the ground. Which of these questions was the investigation designed to solve?
    • A. 

      Will the material of a parachute affect how quickly it falls to the ground?

    • B. 

      Will the height of the slide affect how quickly the parachute falls to the ground?

    • C. 

      Will the color of the parachute affect how quickly it falls to the ground?

    • D. 

      Will the time of day affect how quickly the parachute falls to the ground?

  • 16. 
    Why do most coffee cups have handles, but most drinking glasses do not?
    • A. 

      Coffee cups are heavier than glasses.

    • B. 

      Coffee cups are often used for hot drinks.

    • C. 

      Coffee cups are too big around to hold onto.

    • D. 

      Coffee cups are easier to tip over than glasses.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following would be the healthiest snack?
    • A. 

      Chocolate chip cookies

    • B. 

      Celery with peanut butter

    • C. 

      Chocolate covered pretzels

    • D. 

      Chips and dip

  • 18. 
    A fourth grade student skipped breakfast. Two hours later he was taking a test and couldn’t concentrate. What could he do to help him focus on his test?
    • A. 

      Eat a healthy snack.

    • B. 

      Stare out the window.

    • C. 

      Sharpen his pencil.

    • D. 

      Eat a sucker.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following nutrients has the highest percentage (%) according to the food label?
    • A. 

      Calcium

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Iron