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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Physics Questions

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Grade 5 Matter
A substance which takes the shape of its container and has a definite volume is a                .
  1. solid
  2. liquid
  3. gas
  4. crystal
Grade 5 Heat Transfer
Any material that does not allow heat to pass through it easily is called                .
  1. conductor
  2. expand
  3. contract
  4. insulator
Grade 5 Matter
Water drops that collect on a cold glass of lemonade come from                 .
  1. the air
  2. a puddle
  3. the lemonade
  4. the glass itself
Grade 5 Magnetism and Electricity
A material through which heat and electricity flow easily is called                .
  1. Insulator
  2. Resistance
  3. Short circuit
  4. Conductor
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 Simple Machines
What is a pulley?
  1. a bar used to lift heavy objects.
  2. a wheel with a groove for a rope.
  3. made of two inclined planes.
  4. a lever with an arm and a fulcrum.
Grade 5 Matter
The process by which a liquid changes to a gas is called                .
  1. condensation
  2. evaporation
  3. precipitation
  4. transpiration
Grade 5 Forces and Motion
Once something is still, it tends to                                              .
  1. start moving by itself
  2. start moving easily
  3. stay still even when forces are applied to it
  4. stay still until a force is applied to it
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
The ability to do work is called                .
  1. force
  2. energy
  3. motion
  4. rest
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which of the following simple machines helps make work easier?
  1. wedge
  2. screw
  3. lever
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Simple Machines
An inclined plane                                    .
  1. uses a bar to lift heavy objects
  2. can be a ramp
  3. is a wheel with a groove for a rope
  4. has a lever arm and a fulcrum
Grade 5 Heat Transfer
On a hot day, a lake is likely to be                                 .
  1. cooler than nearby land
  2. hotter than nearby land
  3. the same temperature as the land
  4. the cause of the heat
Grade 5 Energy and Momentum
As height increases, so does                 .
  1. thermal energy
  2. electric energy
  3. kinetic energy
  4. potential energy
Grade 5 Magnetism and Electricity
The buildup of electric charges in one place is called                   .
  1. Static electricity
  2. Electric charge
  3. Electric field
  4. Electric circuit
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 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 Magnetism and Electricity
What are substances which allow current to pass through?
  1. Conductors
  2. Inductors
  3. Insulators
  4. None of the Above
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