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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Science Questions

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Grade 5 Properties of Matter
Burning a match is an example of a
  1. chemical change.
  2. physical change.
  3. chemical property.
  4. physical property.
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
Which best describes the role of a producer in an ecosystem?
  1. A producer supplies light for the consumers in the ecosystem.
  2. A producer supplies water for the consumers in the ecosystem.
  3. A producer supplies oxygen for the consumers in the ecosystem.
  4. A producer supplies energy for the consumers in the ecosystem.
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
One evening as it is getting dark, Alex sits on the front porch and watches the sun slowly disappear behind the neighbor's house across the street. Which explains this observation?
  1. The sun's light is reflected by the clouds.
  2. The sun's light is refracted by the atmosphere.
  3. The sun moves from west to east each day.
  4. The sun appears to move due to Earth's rotation.
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
  1. Anemometer
  2. Barometer
  3. Wind vane
  4. Psychrometer
Grade 5 Atomic Structure
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which type of clouds brings thunderstorm weather?
  1. cirrus
  2. stratus
  3. cumulus
  4. cumulonimbus
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which is an example of a natural disaster?
  1. a small earthquake strikes an area without any cities or towns
  2. a blizzard hits a city and roofs collapses under the weight of the snow
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The constellations seem to move as the seasons on Earth change. What causes this?
  1. Like the moon, the stars move around Earth.
  2. As Earth revolves around the sun, we have a different view of the stars.
  3. As the Earth rotates on its axis, we see different parts of the sky.
  4. Just as the seasons on Earth change, so do the seasons on stars.
Grade 5 Inner Planets
The four inner planets are, in order from the sun:
  1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
  2. Mercury, Earth, Venus, Neptune
  3. Mars, Earth, Venus, Mercury
  4. Mars, Venus, Earth, Saturn
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 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 Periodic Table and Elements
Which of the following is an example of an element?
  1. Rust
  2. Hydrogen
  3. Carbon Dioxide
  4. Water
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 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
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