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5th Grade Energy Quiz - Discovery Works Science

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

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

      Energy in matter that can cause matter to move or change

    • B. 

      The potential energy that an object has to do work

  • 6. 
    True or False:  A boy standing still on a diving board has stored energy.
    • 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. 
    What does energy do?
    • 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. 
    What do we use energy for in the U.S.?
    • 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. 
    True or False:  Energy cannot be described as energy of motion and stored energy
    • A. 

  • 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. 
    True or False:  When energy changes form, heat energy is usually involved
    • 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. 
    True or False:  The coal we use today formed from swamp plants that died last week
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
  • 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. 
    Is coal renewable or non-renewable?
  • 28. 
    How do we move coal?
    • 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. 
  • 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. 
    Nonrenewable energy sources have an unlimited supply
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False