District Assessment #1 - Science

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  • 1. 
    1. Wendy folds four sheets of paper into airplanes. Each plane has a different shape. She throws each plane the same way, and then she measures how far each plane flies after she throws it. Which question is Wendy investigating? 
    • A. 

      How does a paper airplane fly?

    • B. 

      How does airplane shape affect flight?

    • C. 

      How does airplane weight affect flight?

  • 2. 
    Sarah and Lily are testing their prototype of a paper airplane. It rises up briefly but then crashes to the floor. What should they do next?
    • A. 

      Start over

    • B. 

      Redefine the need

    • C. 

      Keep better records

  • 3. 
    Sometimes, people use very exact measurements. At other times, it is not as important to be precise. Which activity requires the least exact measurement? 
    • A. 

      Measuring chemicals for a science experiment

    • B. 

      Weighing a package to find the price of postage

    • C. 

      Finding the driving distance between Miami and Tampa

  • 4. 
    Before Wendy builds her prototype, she is sketching what it will look like. Which stage of the engineering process is Wendy carrying out?
    • A. 

      Design a solution

    • B. 

      Test the prototype

    • C. 

      Keep good records

  • 5. 
    Skateboarding is fun, but accidents can cause serious injuries. Engineers have designed helmets and knee and elbow pads to help protect skateboarders. Which term would engineers use to describe these safety features?
    • A. 

      Tools

    • B. 

      Inputs

    • C. 

      Technology products

  • 6. 
    A team of students investigated materials that would keep a cup of soup warm. Some of the objects they used were foam wrap, no wrap and paper wrap. Which science skill would help students complete their investigation?
    • A. 

      Ordering

    • B. 

      Comparing

    • C. 

      Hypothesizing

  • 7. 
    Mr. Morgan groups his students in pairs and gives each pair a can of juice. The cans are all the same size and brand. He asks each pair to measure their can. Each pair of students has different measurements. Why do their measurements vary?
    • A. 

      The students used metric instead of customary units.

    • B. 

      The juices contain different concentrations of sugar.

    • C. 

      Mr. Morgan does not tell the students how to measure the cans.

  • 8. 
    Janelle is making a model of her classroom. She wants people to see what the furniture and other objects look like. Which of the following is the best model to use to help her classmates see what the classroom looks like?
    • A. 

      A three-dimensional model

    • B. 

      A written description of the room

    • C. 

      A scale drawing of the outline of the room

  • 9. 
     It bothers Meg that water collects in the soap dish and slowly dissolves the soap. She designs a soap dish that water can drain from, and she makes a prototype. When she tests her prototype soap dish, what is the most important result she will watch for? 
    • A. 

      How large it is

    • B. 

      How attractive it is

    • C. 

      How quickly water drains from it

  • 10. 
    Laura and Mia have designed and made two model cars, one green and one yellow. They release both cars at the top of a ramp and measure how far each car travels from the bottom of the ramp until stopping. The chart shows their results.CAR                                 DISTANCE TRAVELED FROM BOTTOM OF RAMPgreen car                                              3.3 metersyellow car                                            2.8 metersWhat is the next step that Laura and Mia should take? 
    • A. 

      Redesign the yellow car.

    • B. 

      Communicate their results.

    • C. 

      Test the cars two more times.

  • 11. 
    Kim places a cup of water and a cup of cooking oil in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, Kim checks the cups. She records the time when the liquid in each cup freezes. Which question is Kim investigating?
    • A. 

      Which liquid freezes faster, water or cooking oil?

    • B. 

      Which liquid tastes better frozen, water or cooking oil?

    • C. 

      Which item floats better, frozen water or frozen cooking oil?

  • 12. 
    Connor and Dylan studied how far two toy pull-back cars travel. Each student pulled a car back and let it go. Then they measured how far each car traveled before it stopped. What part of the inquiry process did the students do?
    • A. 

      Drew a conclusion

    • B. 

      Conducted an investigation

    • C. 

      Communicated their results

  • 13. 
    Reina wants to measure the classroom to create a model of it. Which of the following methods will give the most accurate measurement?
    • A. 

      Use a metric tape measure

    • B. 

      Measure the room in foot paces

    • C. 

      Use the same measurements that the class next door used

  • 14. 
    A scientist makes an observation about the natural world. She asks a question about what she observes and researches ways to answer the question. Her research leads her to form a hypothesis. What is a hypothesis?
    • A. 

      a collection of evidence

    • B. 

      A prediction of the correct answer to a question

    • C. 

      Telling others about the results of an experiment

  • 15. 
    Jacob wants to find out which cat food his cat likes best. What variable could he use in his investigation?
    • A. 

      Amount of food

    • B. 

      Type of cat food

    • C. 

      When he feeds his cat

  • 16. 
    A company decides to make a new type of snow sled. The sled should slide easily but stop safely. What should the company do next?
    • A. 

      Test the design

    • B. 

      Make a prototype

    • C. 

      Brainstorm solutions

  • 17. 
    Michael and Pablo have designed a parachute that is intended to slow the fall of a toy rocket. They have made sketches of their design. What should they do next?
    • A. 

      Test the model

    • B. 

      Construct the model parachute

    • C. 

      Evaluate the design for revision

  • 18. 
    Seatbelts are an important part of today's automobile designs, but the earliest automobiles did not have them at all. Why is a seatbelt an example of technology?
    • A. 

      It is used in automobiles.

    • B. 

      It has several different parts.

    • C. 

      It is designed to meet a need.

  • 19. 
    Erik is building a wooden bookcase. One of his tools is a tape measure. What design goal could this tool help him measure?
    • A. 

      Wood type and color

    • B. 

      Shelf length and width

    • C. 

      Shelf strength and durability

  • 20. 
    Refrigerators, pencil sharpeners, and backpacks are just a few items that engineers designed. What is meant by the word design?
    • A. 

      To take plans and drawings and make a prototype using them

    • B. 

      To brainstorm ideas about how to solve an engineering problem

    • C. 

      To conceive an idea and prepare plans and drawings for it to be built

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