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First Grade (Grade 1) Physics Questions

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Grade 1 Simple Machines
The teeth of a zipper are an example of which simple machine?

Zipper
  1. screw
  2. pulley
  3. wedge
  4. lever
Grade 1 Heat Transfer
What can you use to tell the temperature?
  1. Wind vane
  2. Rain gauge
  3. Thermometer
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
What can children learn from listening to music?
  1. How it feels
  2. How it looks
  3. How it sounds
Grade 1 Forces and Motion
Which is a force?
  1. looking at the sky
  2. pushing a bike
  3. reading a book
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
A tambourine is an instrument. It makes sound when someone shakes or hits it. Why does a tambourine make sound?
Instrument - Tambourine
  1. It vibrates.
  2. It gives off light.
Grade 1 Light and Optics
Max and Julie are investigating light. Max holds a metal cymbal in front of a wall. Julie uses a flashlight to shine a beam of light at the cymbal. Which best explains what they will observe on the wall?
Instrument - Cymbals
  1. light will pass through the cymbal and light up the wall behind it
  2. light will be will blocked by the cymbal and light up the wall behind it
  3. light will pass through the cymbal and create a shadow on the wall
  4. light will be will blocked by the cymbal and create a shadow on the wall
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Kaleb and Trevor are doing a science experiment. They place a piece of paper on top of a speaker. They will then turn on the speaker and play music. Kaleb thinks the paper will not move when the speaker is turned on. Trevor thinks the paper will move back and forth or bounce when the music is turned on. Who is most likely correct?
  1. Kaleb
  2. Trevor
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Declan wants to play a note on the trumpet. What should he do to play a note?
Instrument - Trumpet
  1. hit the top
  2. blow into it
  3. pluck the strings
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Dylan plays the drum. He hits the top of the drum with the sticks. The top of the drum vibrates. What does the vibrating drum make?
Instrument - Snare Drum
  1. light
  2. sound
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Angie holds one end of a ruler on a table. She pushes down on the other end of the ruler. She then lets it go. What should Angie observe?
Inches 0-6 Halves
  1. The ruler vibrates and makes sound.
  2. The ruler does not vibrate or make sound.
  3. The ruler vibrates, but does not make sound.
  4. The ruler does not vibrate, but does make sound.
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Lyla is playing the guitar. She strums the strings of the guitar while she plays a song. What happens when Lyla strums the guitar strings?
Instrument - Acoustic Guitar
  1. the strings vibrate
  2. the strings light up
Grade 1 Light and Optics
Avery walks into her bedroom. It is dark and she cannot see anything. She flips on the light switch. A lamp turns on. She can now see her bed and everything else in her room.

Which object is a light source?
  1. bed
  2. lamp
  3. light switch
Grade 1 Light and Optics
Which gives off its own light?
  1. Moon Phase - Waning Crescent moon
  2. Summer - Sun sun
Grade 1 Simple Machines
A broom is what type of simple machine?

Broom
  1. screw
  2. pulley
  3. lever
  4. wedge
Grade 1 Simple Machines
Stairs are an example of which simple machine?

Stairs
  1. lever
  2. pulley
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 1 Light and Optics
Which gives off its own light?
  1. Earth Day - Light Bulb bulb
  2. Earth Day - Wind Turbines wind turbine
Grade 1 Light and Optics
Use the table to answer the question.

Kevin has four objects. Each one is made from a different material. He shines a light beam at each material. He writes his observations in the table.
ObjectLight Path
Ablocked
Bchanged direction
Cpartly blocked
Dpassed through

One of the objects is a block of wood. Which object is most likely wood?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
Grade 1 Light and Optics
You use a flashlight to shine a beam of light at a clear glass window. Which path will the light most likely follow?
  1. all of the light will pass through the glass
  2. some of the light will pass through the glass
  3. the glass will change the direction of the light
  4. the glass will block the light from passing through
Grade 1 Light and Optics
You use a flashlight to shine a beam of light at mirror. Which path will the light most likely follow?
  1. all of the light will pass through the mirror
  2. some of the light will pass through the mirror
  3. the mirror will change the direction of the light
  4. the mirror will block the light from passing through
Grade 1 Light and Optics
It is night. There is a thunderstorm. You are in your living room when the storm causes the power to go out. Your mother lights a candle.

Which best describes how well you can see a picture on the living room wall?
  1. It is visible.
  2. It is not visible.
  3. It is somewhat visible.
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