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Grade 5 Forces and Motion
The force that attracts a body toward the center of Earth, or toward any other physical body having mass.
  1. orbit
  2. weightless
  3. gravity
  4. planet
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
If you were on the Moon, there would be a change in your
  1. weight and mass.
  2. weight.
  3. mass.
  4. volume.
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 Energy and Momentum
A sunburn is caused from a form of energy transfer that allows us to feel the warmth of the Sun on our skin and is an example of                .
  1. convection
  2. conduction
  3. radiation
  4. pain
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
The force that keeps us on Earth is                .
  1. inertia
  2. magnetism
  3. gravity
  4. momentum
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Earth exerts a force on a flea equal to the flea's weight, W. According to Newton's Third Law of Motion, how much force does the flea exert on Earth?
  1. much less than W
  2. a little less than W
  3. exactly W
  4. a lot more than W
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
Does energy come in many different forms?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Gravity keeps everything grounded on Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
The property of an object that resists change in its motion is                .
  1. mass
  2. inertia
  3. velocity
  4. momentum
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
When an object is at rest and is not in motion, it is best described as having                 energy.
  1. Electrical
  2. Potential
  3. Thermal
  4. Kinetic
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
What is the main type of energy used when a pulley moves an object?

Fixed Pulley
  1. light
  2. electrical
  3. chemical
  4. mechanical
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
The force that pulls objects toward each other is           gravity          .
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
The transfer of energy that is carried in rays, like light, is
  1. the Sun.
  2. radiation.
  3. convection.
  4. conduction.
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Average speed equals:
  1. Distance/Time
  2. Time/Distance
  3. Distance + Time
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Isaac Newton had the idea that the Moon does not fly away from Earth because of the law of gravity.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
In order to calculate speed, you need to know distance and area.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Is gravity the force that acts against motion when two surfaces rub against each other?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Solids are the only materials that can cause friction.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
A wagon sitting at the top of a hill is an example of                energy, which is stored energy.
  1. potential
  2. kinetic
  3. magnetic
  4. solar
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
The total package of energy from the Sun is called the                            electromagnetic spectrum                           .
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