5th Grade Science STAAR

44 Questions | Total Attempts: 194

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5th Grade Science STAAR

DIRECTIONS Read each question carefully. For a multiple-choice question, determine the best answer to the question from the four answer choices provided. For a griddable question, determine the best answer to the question. Then fill in the blank on your computer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      60 minutes

    • C. 

      24 hours

    • D. 

      365 days

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      100°C

    • B. 

      32°C

    • C. 

      25°C

    • D. 

      0°C

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The size of the milkweed leaves that the caterpillars eat

    • B. 

      The ability of the caterpillars to eat toxic leaves without being harmed

    • C. 

      The number of milkweed leaves the caterpillars eat each day

    • D. 

      The number of leaves on the milkweed plants that the caterpillars visit each summer

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The light rays that travel through water and then into air are refracted.

    • B. 

      The light rays that travel through water and then into air are enlarged.

    • C. 

      The light rays that travel through air and then into water are reflected.

    • D. 

      The light rays that travel through air and then into water are reduced.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Salt

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 6. 
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Freezing

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      The warming of air

    • D. 

      The formation of clouds

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Sand and mud from the Gulf of Mexico were washed ashore by tsunamis.

    • B. 

      The river cut through the solid bedrock of the valley.

    • C. 

      The river deposited large amounts of sediment from land erosion.

    • D. 

      Hurricanes pushed soil and debris from the Gulf of Mexico onto the land.

  • 9. 
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 10. 
    • A. 

      ​Drop the same marble from different heights into the pan of flour

    • B. 

      Drop marbles of different masses from the same height into the pan of flour

    • C. 

      Drop marbles of different sizes from different heights into the pan of flour

    • D. 

      Drop a single marble one time into the pan of flour

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Blue jay

    • B. 

      Lobster

    • C. 

      Snail

    • D. 

      Water lily

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Silt

    • C. 

      Loam

    • D. 

      Sand

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Chigger larvae have legs.

    • B. 

      Chiggers have a nymph phase.

    • C. 

      Chiggers go through metamorphosis.

    • D. 

      Chigger larvae hatch from eggs.

  • 14. 
    Record your answer below. Be sure to use the correct place value.
  • 15. 
    • A. 

      The battery needs only one metal post to connect to the bell, but the other metal post is present in case the first post fails to work.

    • B. 

      The battery needs to form a complete circuit that starts with one metal post and ends with the other metal post.

    • C. 

      One metal post makes a complete circuit with the switch, and the other metal post makes a complete circuit with the bell.

    • D. 

      One metal post makes the bell start to ring, and the other metal post makes the bell ring louder

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Allow more sunlight to reach the soil

    • B. 

      Prevent the plant from producing flowers

    • C. 

      Encourage the release of carbon dioxide from the stems

    • D. 

      Reduce the amount of water lost through evaporation

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      The physical state changed.

    • B. 

      The orange color became lighter

    • C. 

      The liquid had a sweeter taste.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Climate

    • B. 

      Temperature of one day

    • C. 

      Weather

    • D. 

      Type of soil

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Light, mechanical, and thermal

    • B. 

      Electrical and thermal

    • C. 

      Mechanical, light, and electrical

    • D. 

      Thermal and mechanical

  • 20. 
    20 All of these are related to the formation of oil or natural gas EXCEPT —
    • A. 

      Decomposed animals

    • B. 

      Decayed plants

    • C. 

      Sedimentary rocks

    • D. 

      Active volcanoes

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      By producing fruit and storing water

    • B. 

      By capturing sunlight and getting rid of waste materials

    • C. 

      By absorbing water and supporting the plant in loose, sandy soil

    • D. 

      By releasing nutrients into the sandy soil and taking in oxygen

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      More light is reflected off white paint.

    • B. 

      More light is refracted by white paint.

    • C. 

      More light passes through white paint.

    • D. 

      More light is absorbed by white paint.

  • 23. 
    23 A teacher wears protective gloves to lift a metal pan filled with boiling water from a hot plate. Why are the protective gloves necessary?
    • A. 

      The metal pan creates thermal energy.

    • B. 

      The metal pan insulates thermal energy.

    • C. 

      The metal pan conducts thermal energy.

    • D. 

      The metal pan reduces thermal energy.

  • 24. 
    24 A student hiking in a rocky area on a mountain notices that wide, deep cracks have formed in some of the large rocks. Some of the cracks are so large that the rocks have broken apart. Which process most likely caused these rocks to crack and break?
    • A. 

      Erosion by wind

    • B. 

      Water freezing and thawing

    • C. 

      Erosion by fast-moving water

    • D. 

      Sediments being deposited

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      The population of predators that eat prairie dogs will decrease.

    • B. 

      The population of plants that prairie dogs eat will decrease.

    • C. 

      The nutrients in the soil will increase.

    • D. 

      The number of underground tunnels will increase.

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