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First Grade (Grade 1) Physics Questions

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Grade 1 Matter
A physical property of matter is the way it looks, feels, tastes or smells.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Light and Optics
Which gives off its own light?
  1. Moon Phase - Waning Crescent the Moon
  2. Summer - Sun the Sun
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Which instrument makes a low pitch sound?
  1. drum
  2. flute
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
As something vibrates faster, the pitch gets                .
  1. lower
  2. higher
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 Magnetism and Electricity
A magnetic force is strong when the magnetic object is far from the magnet.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 1 Simple Machines
Which is an example of an inclined plane?
  1. Pencil - Medium
  2. Scissors
  3. Stairs
  4. Door Knob
Grade 1 Simple Machines
Which is an example of a wheel and axle?
  1. Door Knob
  2. Broom
  3. Instrument - Trumpet
  4. Screw
Grade 1 Fluid Mechanics
Which object will float in a tub of water?
  1. an iron weight
  2. a heavy rock
  3. a flat, thin leaf
  4. a solid gold statue
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
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
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
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
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 Light and Optics
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
Macy has four objects. Each one is made from a different material. She shines a light beam at each material. She writes her observations in the table.
ObjectLight Path
Ablocked
Bchanged direction
Cpartly blocked
Dpassed through

One of the objects is made of clear plastic. Which object is most likely clear plastic?
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
Grade 1 Fluid Mechanics
A tree branch will                 in water.
  1. float
  2. sink
  3. dissolve
Grade 1 Fluid Mechanics
Which object will sink in a bowl of water?
  1. a pencil
  2. a metal spoon
  3. a plastic spoon
  4. a balloon
Grade 1 Light and Optics
You use a flashlight to shine a beam of light at cardboard. Which path will the light most likely follow?
  1. All of the light will pass through the cardboard.
  2. Some of the light will pass through the cardboard.
  3. The cardboard will change the direction of the light.
  4. The cardboard will block the light from passing through.
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