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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Science Questions

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Grade 5 Properties of Matter
Which states of matter have a definite volume?
  1. solid and gas
  2. solid and liquid
  3. gas and liquid
  4. solid, liquid, and gas
Grade 5 Scientific Method
The process of obtaining information by using your senses is called:
  1. an observation
  2. a scientific method
  3. an inquiry
  4. a conclusion
Grade 5 The Moon
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
  1. Anemometer
  2. Barometer
  3. Wind vane
  4. Psychrometer
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteorite?
  1. a bright streak of light that passes through Earth's atmosphere
  2. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  3. a piece of a meteor that lands on earth after passing through the atmosphere
  4. a group of stars that appear to make a pattern
Grade 5 Outer Planets
Which planets have rings?
  1. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
  2. Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Venus
  3. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  4. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Venus
Grade 5 Sun
Which best explains why the sun appears brighter in the day than the stars appear at night?
  1. the sun is much larger than the Earth
  2. the sun is much larger than the other stars
  3. the sun is much hotter than the other stars
  4. the sun is much closer to Earth than the other stars
Grade 5 Stars
Grade 5 Stars
Why can we see the stars in the night sky?
  1. they produce their own light
  2. they reflect light from the sun
Grade 5 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
Aquatic ecosystems contain all                       
  1. land based ecosystems
  2. space based ecosystems
  3. water based ecosystems
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
The table shows approximate volumes of ocean water by percentage.
Ocean Water Volume
OceanPercentage
Arctic1.5%
Atlantic23.5%
Indian20%
Pacific49.5%
Southern5.5%

Which statement is a conclusion that can be drawn from the data?
  1. The Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest of the five oceans.
  2. The Pacific Ocean holds the largest volume of water.
  3. The volume of water stored in each ocean will change depending on the season.
  4. The volume of water stored in each ocean has changed because of continental drift.
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
The table shows estimates of where fresh water is stored by percentages.
Earth's Fresh Water
SourcePercentage
Lakes0.25%
Glaciers & Ice69%
Rivers0.006%
Groundwater30%
Other<1%

Which statement is a conclusion that can be drawn from the data?
  1. more fresh water is stored in rivers than in lakes
  2. more fresh water is stored in lakes than as glaciers and ice
  3. more fresh water is stored as groundwater than as glaciers and ice
  4. more fresh water is stored as groundwater than in rivers and lakes combined
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
Lake Baikal in Russia is the largest fresh water lake in the world by volume. It holds about one-fifth of the Earth's liquid, fresh surface water. America's Lake Superior holds the largest volume of fresh surface water in North America.

Which is a correct conclusion that can be drawn from the passage?
  1. Lake Baikal holds one-fifth of the world's water.
  2. Lake Baikal covers more area than any other lake.
  3. Lake Baikal is the world's largest source of drinking water.
  4. Lake Baikal holds a larger volume of fresh water than Lake Superior.
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
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