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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Physics Questions

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Grade 5 Forces and Motion
A force that occurs when an object rubs against another object
  1. thermometer
  2. conduction
  3. friction
  4. radiation
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
A(n)                 is a push or pull and can make an object stop, speed up, slow down, or change direction.
  1. gravitation
  2. work
  3. force
  4. inertia
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
The force that works against motion is                .
  1. friction
  2. newton
  3. direction
  4. acceleration
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Something that makes an object start moving, stop moving, speed up, or slow down is a(n)                .
  1. load
  2. position
  3. force
  4. effort
Grade 5 Heat Transfer
Any material that does not allow heat to pass through it easily
  1. conductor
  2. expand
  3. contract
  4. insulator
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Gravity and friction are examples of                .
  1. motions
  2. simple machines
  3. forces
  4. distances
Grade 5 Magnetism and Electricity
What are substances which allow current to pass through?
  1. Conductors
  2. Inductors
  3. Insulators
  4. None of the Above
Grade 5 Heat Transfer
                is the measure of how hot or cold something is.
  1. Thermometer
  2. Radiation
  3. Temperature
  4. Conduction
Grade 5 Heat Transfer
Which material would be the best choice for a cooking tool to be used when grilling food over a fire?
  1. plastic
  2. metal
  3. paper
  4. wood
Grade 5 Matter
Particles of matter that move faster (like in a gas) have more of what?
  1. energy
  2. mass
  3. color
  4. weight
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
What changes when the pull of gravity changes?
  1. mass
  2. weight
Grade 5 Matter
Condensation is when a liquid changes to a gas.
  1. True
  2. False
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 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 Matter
A solid is a state of matter that has a definite volume, but not a definite shape.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Matter
The molecules in a liquid are
  1. closer together than in a solid and further apart than in a gas.
  2. are spaced the same as in solids and gases.
  3. closer than in gases but further apart than in solids.
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Matter
What is volume?
  1. the amount of space that an object takes up
  2. the amount of matter in a solid, liquid, or gas
  3. the material through which an electrical charge can pass
  4. a strong resistor that can stop most electrical charges
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
The motion of an object is affected by friction.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which simple machine would stairs be an example?
  1. a wedge
  2. an inclined plane
  3. a pulley
  4. a lever
Grade 5 Magnetism and Electricity
What is a circuit with no gaps or breaks in it?
  1. open circuit
  2. mechanical energy
  3. sound energy
  4. closed circuit
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