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Grade 6 Forces and Motion
Average speed is found by
  1. dividing total distance traveled by the total time
  2. multiplying the displacement by the time spent
  3. multiplying total distance traveled by the total time
  4. dividing the displacement by the time spent
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
What is the force that slows down moving things?
  1. motion
  2. friction
  3. gravity
  4. acceleration
  5. position
Grade 6 Energy and Momentum
During energy transformations, energy is never
  1. released as heat
  2. used to increase an object's potential energy
  3. created or destroyed
  4. completely transformed
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
Tulene is walking to school. It took her 2 minutes to walk 100 feet. How fast was she walking?
  1. 100 feet per mile
  2. 50 feet per minute
  3. 50 feet per mile
  4. 100 miles per hour
Grade 6 Energy and Momentum
What is energy of motion?
  1. potential energy
  2. kinetic energy
  3. sound energy
  4. electrical energy
  5. mechanical energy
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
Newton's First Law of Motion states:
  1. an object in motion stays in motion unless a force acts on it
  2. an object's acceleration (change in speed) depends on the mass of the object and the amount of force applied on it
  3. an object at rest stays at rest unless a force acts on it
  4. every action has an equal and opposite reaction
  5. A and C
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
Newton's Third Law of Motion states:
  1. an object in motion stays in motion unless a force acts on it
  2. an object's acceleration (change in speed) depends on the mass of the object and the amount of force applied on it
  3. an object at rest stays at rest unless a force acts on it
  4. every action has an equal and opposite reaction
  5. A and C
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
Which cart needs the smallest force to move?
  1. A 10 kg cart
  2. A 40 kg cart
  3. A 1 kg cart
  4. A 150 kg cart
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
Newton's Second Law of Motion states:
  1. an object in motion stays in motion unless a force acts on it
  2. an object's acceleration (change in speed) depends on the mass of the object and the amount of force applied on it
  3. an object at rest stays at rest unless a force acts on it
  4. every action has an equal and opposite reaction
  5. A and C
Grade 6 Energy and Momentum
Mechanical energy is the
  1. total of all the potential energy in an object.
  2. total of all the kinetic energy in an object.
  3. total of an object's potential and kinetic energy
  4. total of an object's stored and kinetic energy.
Grade 6 Fluid Mechanics
The "skin like" effect on top of the water's surface pulling downward and inward.
  1. surface area
  2. surface tension
  3. cohesion
  4. molecule attraction
Grade 6 Energy and Momentum
What do solar panels convert radiant energy into?
  1. Electrical energy.
  2. Thermal energy.
  3. Nuclear energy.
  4. Kinetic energy.
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
When a ball hits the ground it bounces. What is this an example of?
  1. Newton's First Law
  2. Gravitational Law
  3. Newton's Second Law
  4. Newton's Third Law
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
What is the change of velocity over time called?
  1. speed
  2. distance
  3. acceleration
  4. time
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
The Earth exerts a                force on a pendulum.
  1. gravitational
  2. pressure
  3. swinging
  4. air resistance
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
If the forces acting on an object are unbalanced, what happens?
  1. The object remains at rest.
  2. The object will not move.
  3. The object moves in constant motion.
  4. The object accelerates.
Grade 6 Forces and Motion
A car is at rest due to balanced forces. What is this an example of?
  1. Newton's Second Law
  2. Newton's First Law
  3. Newton's Third Law
  4. Gravitational Law
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