Science Vocabulary Practice Questions!

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Science Vocabulary Practice Questions!


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  • 1. 
    This image shows what type of heat movement? 
    • A. 

      Convection currents

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Conduction

    • D. 

      Blueberry pie

  • 2. 
    Sound travels fastest through solids, a little slower through liquids, and a lot slower through gasses. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The speed of light is about 186,000 miles every second.  Which of the following is NOT true. 
    • A. 

      It takes light from the sun one day to reach Earth.

    • B. 

      Light from the sun reaches Earth in about 8 minutes.

    • C. 

      Sunlight reflects off the moon takes about a second or two to reach Earth.

    • D. 

      Light from the closest star to our solar system takes about 4 years to reach Earth.

  • 4. 
    Daniela cooked 2 cakes at the same time.  She used a metal pan for one cake and a clear glass pan for the other. She used the same recipe for both cakes, and the pans were the same size and shape.  Which of the following is  NOT true about Daniela's cakes. 
    • A. 

      The cake in the glass pan is heated through conduction.

    • B. 

      The cake in the metal pan is heated through conduction.

    • C. 

      The cake in the glass pan is heated through radiation.

    • D. 

      The cake in the metal pan is heated through radiation.

  • 5. 
    Check the 2 statements below that are NOT true about light: 
    • A. 

      Sound waves travel faster than light waves.

    • B. 

      A red object absorbs red light and reflects all others.

    • C. 

      A white object reflects all colors of the visible spectrum.

    • D. 

      Blue objects reflect blue light and absorbs all others.

    • E. 

      Light waves can travel through the vacuum of space.

  • 6. 
    If this car has been sitting in the sun for hours and you put one hand on the white door and one hand on the black hood, the door will be cooler than the hood.   This makes sense since white objects reflect light and black objects absorb light.  The door, however, will still be warm.  If white objects reflect all colors, why is the door still warm? 
    • A. 

      The white door is still absorbing light energy that is NOT part of the visible spectrum.

    • B. 

      Heat from the hood is warming up the door.

  • 7. 
    Which has more heat energy, the water in a cold swimming pool, or the heat given off by a wood match? 
    • A. 

      Water in a cold swimming pool

    • B. 

      Heat given off by a wood match

  • 8. 
    Check 5 types of light that are NOT part of the visible spectrum of light. 
    • A. 

      Ultra-violet

    • B. 

      Infrared

    • C. 

      Radio waves

    • D. 

      Molecules

    • E. 

      Sound

    • F. 

      Microwaves

    • G. 

      Radiation

    • H. 

      X-rays

  • 9. 
    Heat moves from warm objects to colder objects.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Electrical force

    • D. 

      Magnetism

  • 11. 
    CJ was in outer space.  He launched each of the rockets shown below with equal force.  Which of the rockets would travel the fastest? 
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      G

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      I

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      G

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      I

  • 13. 
    Two people who have the same weight sit on a seesaw at equal distanced from the center.  Neither uses any force to push against the ground.  Which statement is true? 
    • A. 

      The forces are balanced and their will be movement.

    • B. 

      The forces are unbalanced and there will be movement.

    • C. 

      The forces are balanced and there will be no movement.

    • D. 

      The seesaw will break.

  • 14. 
    Just prior to touchdown on a planet, a spaceship fires rockets to slow its fall.   Which force are the rockets designed  to act against? 
    • A. 

      Electrical force

    • B. 

      Magnetic force

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Gravity

  • 15. 
    What must happen in order for an object to move? 
    • A. 

      A force must increase the object's mass.

    • B. 

      A force must act on the object.

    • C. 

      A force must decrease the object's weight.

    • D. 

      A force must cause a chemical reaction.

  • 16. 
    Ashton kicks a ball across a field.  What force works to slow the ball down? 
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Light energy

    • D. 

      A magnetic force

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about matter. 
    • A. 

      Atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons

    • B. 

      Molecules made of more than one type of atom are called compounds

    • C. 

      A molecule with only one type of atom is called a compound

    • D. 

      Molecules are made out of atoms

    • E. 

      If you chop an atom of gold in half, you will create two atoms of gold

    • F. 

      All matter is made of atoms

  • 18. 
    A body at rest will remain at rest, a body in motion will remain in motion with the same velocity, until a force causes it to stop, turn, slow down, or speed up. 
    • A. 

      Inertia

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Direction

    • D. 

      Acceleration

  • 19. 
    Atoms are made of molecules.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What are the THREE types of sub-atomic particles that we learned about in class? 
    • A. 

      Neutrinos

    • B. 

      Positrons

    • C. 

      Electrons

    • D. 

      Protons

    • E. 

      Neutrons

    • F. 

      Molecules

  • 21. 
    Molecules are made of atoms. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The color of the powder of a mineral left behind when it's rubbed across a white streak plate. 
    • A. 

      Streak

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Luster

    • D. 

      Hardness

    • E. 

      Cleavage

  • 23. 
    You can see an atom of gold with this microscope. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A property of a mineral that describes how it appears when it reflects light. 
    • A. 

      Streak

    • B. 

      Reflectability

    • C. 

      Luster

    • D. 

      Hardness

    • E. 

      Cleavage

  • 25. 
    A property of a mineral that describes how easily it can be scratched. 
    • A. 

      Streak

    • B. 

      Reflectability

    • C. 

      Luster

    • D. 

      Hardness

    • E. 

      Cleavage

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