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Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Average speed equals:
  1. Distance/Time
  2. Time/Distance
  3. Distance + Time
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
A one cubic foot of iron weighs 80 pounds. Will it float in 1 cubic foot of water?
  1. yes
  2. no
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
A force that occurs when an object rubs against another object.
  1. thermometer
  2. conduction
  3. friction
  4. radiation
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Jasmyn can run 50 yards in 10 seconds and Jaylah can run 100 yards in 20 seconds. Who has a faster speed? (Speed equals distance divided by time.)
  1. Jasmyn has a faster speed.
  2. Jaylah has a faster speed.
  3. They both have the same speed.
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
No change in force is necessary to
  1. start an object moving.
  2. stop an object from moving.
  3. cause a change in the motion of an object.
  4. keep an object doing what it is already doing.
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
Energy is
  1. when the surfaces of two objects rub against each other.
  2. the ability to do work.
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
As height increases, so does
  1. thermal energy.
  2. kinetic energy.
  3. potential energy.
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Once something is still, it tends to
  1. start moving by itself
  2. start moving easily
  3. stay still even when forces are applied to it
  4. stay still until a force is applied to it
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Which of the following is true when you take an object to the moon?
  1. The object will have more mass.
  2. The object will have less mass.
  3. The object will weigh less.
  4. The object will weigh more.
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
How is velocity different from speed?
  1. Velocity is when an object goes in reverse
  2. Velocity is speed and direction together
  3. Velocity is not different from speed
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
Sound energy is
  1. the energy of a compound that changes as its atoms are rearranged to form new compounds.
  2. the total energy of the particles that make up an object.
  3. the energy caused by an object's vibrations.
  4. the energy of motion.
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
What is energy we can hear?
  1. kinetic energy
  2. mechanical energy
  3. potential energy
  4. sound energy
  5. electrical energy
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
An example of potential energy is
  1. a ball rolling down a hill
  2. a Ferris wheel turning
  3. a rock sitting on top of a hill
  4. an apple falling from a tree
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
When you clap your hands together really hard, what two kinds of energy do you create?
  1. Heat and Sound
  2. Light and Sound
  3. Mechanical and Sound
  4. Heat and Mechanical
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
Thermal energy is
  1. kinetic.
  2. potential.
  3. both kinetic and potential.
  4. neither kinetic nor potential.
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
The greater the mass of an object, the greater the gravitational pull of that object.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
The energy that motion or position gives to an object is called                 .
  1. mechanical energy
  2. potential energy
  3. sound energy
  4. electrical energy
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
You and your family go to the park. If your mom and your younger brother take turns pushing you on the swing, most likely, your acceleration
  1. will be the same regardless of who pushes you.
  2. will be greater when your little brother pushes you.
  3. will be greater when your mom pushes you.
  4. will be less when your mom pushes you.
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
As height increases, so does
  1. thermal energy.
  2. electric energy.
  3. kinetic energy.
  4. potential energy.
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Air has weight.
  1. True
  2. False
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