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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Physics Questions

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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 Matter
Condensation is
  1. climate.
  2. the process by which a liquid changes into a gas.
  3. groundwater.
  4. the process by which a gas changes into a liquid.
Grade 5 Heat Transfer
Which material would be the best choice for a cooking tool to be used when grilling food over a fire?
  1. plastic
  2. metal
  3. paper
  4. wood
Grade 5 Light and Optics
Suppose you are standing in a pond. Your friend tries to sneak up on you, but you see him coming. You see him in the pond because of                   .
  1. reflection
  2. refraction
  3. absorption
  4. noise in the grass
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 Light and Optics
Stopping light and holding it in is                .
  1. reflection
  2. refraction
  3. absorption
  4. prism
Grade 5 Simple Machines
An elevator has a pulley.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Light and Optics
The bending of light is called                .
  1. reflection
  2. refraction
  3. absorption
  4. prism
Grade 5 Magnetism and Electricity
If a magnet is not repelling it is
  1. repelling
  2. attracting
Grade 5 Matter
Molecules in gas are
  1. close together
  2. far apart
  3. tight and pull on each other a lot
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 Magnetism and Electricity
If a magnet is not attracting it is                .
  1. retracting
  2. repelling
  3. attracting
Grade 5 Light and Optics
                  can be separated into a rainbow of colors.
  1. White Light
  2. Ultraviolet Light
  3. Polarized Light
  4. Fluorescent Light
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