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Third Grade (Grade 3) Physics Questions

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Grade 3 Forces and Motion
What is the force that pulls objects to the center of Earth called?
  1. motion
  2. friction
  3. gravity
  4. acceleration
  5. force
Grade 3 Simple Machines
What tool would be best to use to lift a heavy load, like a washing machine?
  1. lever
  2. screw
  3. wedge
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 3 Forces and Motion
This is required to move an object.
  1. motion
  2. friction
  3. gravity
  4. force
  5. acceleration
Grade 3 Forces and Motion
When something changes position, it is in                .
  1. motion
  2. friction
  3. gravity
  4. acceleration
  5. force
Grade 3 Simple Machines
Which simple machine turns a Ferris wheel?
  1. pulley
  2. wedge
  3. inclined plane
  4. wheel and axle
Grade 3 Matter
Which is these is NOT a state of matter?
  1. liquid
  2. gas
  3. smoke
  4. solid
Grade 3 Forces and Motion
A force can change the direction of a moving object.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Forces and Motion
A force is a                 or a                 that causes movement.
  1. push, taste
  2. push, pull
  3. pull, run
  4. pull, lift
Grade 3 Forces and Motion
What is a force?
  1. a very loud noise
  2. a push or pull upon an object
Grade 3 Matter
A liquid has mass that can be measured.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Magnetism and Electricity
As two magnets move further and further away from each other, the strength of attraction
  1. becomes weaker.
  2. stays the same.
  3. becomes stronger.
Grade 3 Waves and Sound
Sound energy
  1. is made of many colors.
  2. refracts when it is near water.
  3. is the energy produced by vibrating sound waves.
Grade 3 Magnetism and Electricity
Most magnets are made of
  1. iron or paper.
  2. paper or steel.
  3. iron or steel.
  4. steel or rock.
Grade 3 Energy and Momentum
The energy from the Sun is an example of how light energy changes into                 energy.
  1. heat
  2. light
  3. sound
Grade 3 Energy and Momentum
The ability to move something or cause a change in matter is called                .
  1. energy
  2. matter
  3. sound
Grade 3 Forces and Motion
The greater the force, the less the change in the position of the object.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Matter
Which one is not a state of matter?
  1. solid
  2. gas
  3. liquid
  4. heavy
Grade 3 Magnetism and Electricity
A magnet is something that
  1. floats in water.
  2. can carry paperclips.
  3. points to the north pole.
  4. attracts and repels metals.
Grade 3 Waves and Sound
A form of energy that you can see. An example would be a lamp, burning matches, or the Sun. It is called                .
  1. chemical energy
  2. light
  3. sound
Grade 3 Light and Optics
Mia points a flashlight. The light hits an object and travels back toward Mia. Which of the following objects did the light most likely strike?
  1. a brick wall
  2. a large mirror
  3. a clear glass window
  4. a frosted glass window
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