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Grade 4 Heat Transfer
Energy from the Sun reaches Earth by                .
  1. friction
  2. convection
  3. reflection
  4. radiation
Grade 4 Energy and Momentum
The energy given off by the Sun.
  1. Heat
  2. Thermal energy
  3. Kinetic energy
  4. Solar energy
Grade 4 Forces and Motion
The force of gravity is what pulls a roller coaster car to Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Forces and Motion
The force of gravity pushes objects away from the center of Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Forces and Motion
Can objects be the same size, but weigh differently?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Grade 4 Forces and Motion
The following are examples of vibrations, EXCPET for
  1. sheet of paper on a desk.
  2. electric motors in motion.
  3. vocal cords talking.
  4. motions of engines.
Grade 4 Simple Machines
What type of pulley is shown?
Fixed Pulley
  1. fixed pulley
  2. movable pulley
  3. block and tackle
Grade 4 Simple Machines
Which letters represent the fulcrum, effort force, and load on the lever diagram?
First Class Lever
  1. Fulcrum = A; Effort = B; Load = C
  2. Fulcrum = C; Effort = A; Load = B
  3. Fulcrum = A; Effort = C; Load = B
  4. Fulcrum = B; Effort = C; Load = A
Grade 4 Forces and Motion
The pulling force that holds you on Earth is called           gravity          .
Grade 4 Magnetism and Electricity
The buildup of electrical charges on an object is called                      static electricity                     .
Grade 4 Simple Machines
Look at the pulley and first class lever shown.
Pulley Fixed Pulley

First Class Lever First Class Lever

Which statement best describes the relationship between the pulley and first class lever?
  1. The pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has a fulcrum between the load and effort force.
  2. The pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has an effort force between a fulcrum and load.
  3. The pulley is similar to the first class lever because it has load between a fulcrum and effort force.
  4. There are no similarities between the pulley and first class lever.
Grade 4 Waves and Sound
The form or shape sound travels in is called a        wave       .
Grade 4 Simple Machines
What type of pulley is shown?
Movable Pulley
  1. fixed pulley
  2. movable pulley
  3. block and tackle
Grade 4 Simple Machines
What class lever is shown?
Second Class Lever
  1. first class
  2. second class
  3. third class
Grade 4 Matter
A          liquid          takes the shape of its container and has a definite volume.
Grade 4 Matter
        Water         is an example of matter that can change from solid to liquid to gas.
Grade 4 Energy and Momentum
Does the picture best show an example of kinetic energy or potential energy?
Pushing Force 5
The man is pushing the lawn mower.
  1. kinetic energy
  2. potential energy
Grade 4 Simple Machines
What class lever is shown?
First Class Lever
  1. first class
  2. second class
  3. third class
Grade 4 Magnetism and Electricity
A flow of electrical charges is known as a(n)                      electrical current                     .
Grade 4 Simple Machines
What type of pulley is shown?
Pulley System
  1. fixed pulley
  2. movable pulley
  3. block and tackle
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