Science: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Forces - Changing Shape (Questions)

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What happens when you apply force to an object? You already know that some materials can change shape but bounce back again - springs, rubber bands and balloons. But other materials stay in their new shape. If you push or pull on dough or modeling clay and change its shape, what happens? It stays in the new shape. You can use force to mold dough and clay. It is good fun. It is also good science.

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1. Ben pushes down on the play dough. What happens?
[ ] The play dough changes shape
[ ] The play dough melts
[ ] The play dough bounces back to its original shape
[ ] Nothing happens
2. Beatrice sits down on a bean bag. The bean bag:
[ ] Changes shape
[ ] Stays the same shape
[ ] Gets much bigger
[ ] Gets much smaller
3. Mike pulls on a rubber band. It stretches and gets longer. What happens when Mike stops pulling?
[ ] The rubber band goes back to its original shape
[ ] The rubber band stays longer
[ ] The rubber band gets even longer
[ ] The rubber band changes color
4. Susan makes pottery. She mixes clay and water. She ______ the clay on a potter’s wheel.
[ ] Draws
[ ] Paints
[ ] Shapes
[ ] Drags
5. This man is making bread. He is working the dough. He pushes and pulls the dough. Every time he does this the dough:
[ ] Changes shape
[ ] Changes color
[ ] Bounces back to its original shape
[ ] Gets heavier
6. The picture is of a blacksmith making a horse-shoe. The blacksmith makes the horse-shoe from steel.

It is very difficult to change the shape of the steel. The blacksmith has to heat the steel so it is red hot and then hit it with a hammer. This is because steel is a ____ material.
[ ] Weak
[ ] Hard
[ ] Soft
[ ] Bendy
7. Thin metal can change shape if you push hard enough.

This car has had a bump. Another car bumped into it. The car has a dent. It has changed _____.
[ ] Colour
[ ] Shape
[ ] Size
[ ] Weight
8. Alice is rolling pastry. When Alice has rolled the pastry, the pastry is _______.
[ ] Heavier
[ ] Thicker
[ ] Colder
[ ] Thinner
9. The man is squashing an empty drinks can. The can changes shape. The can:
[ ] Will go back to its original shape
[ ] Will stay in its new shape
[ ] Will rebound like a rubber ball
[ ] Will spring back like a rubber band
10. These puppets are made from modeling clay. This shows that modeling clay can be ______.
[ ] Melted
[ ] Burned
[ ] Shaped
[ ] Stirred
Science: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Forces - Changing Shape (Answers)
1. Ben pushes down on the play dough. What happens?
[x] The play dough changes shape
[ ] The play dough melts
[ ] The play dough bounces back to its original shape
[ ] Nothing happens
What can you make with modeling clay?
2. Beatrice sits down on a bean bag. The bean bag:
[x] Changes shape
[ ] Stays the same shape
[ ] Gets much bigger
[ ] Gets much smaller
Do you have a bean bag in your house?
3. Mike pulls on a rubber band. It stretches and gets longer. What happens when Mike stops pulling?
[x] The rubber band goes back to its original shape
[ ] The rubber band stays longer
[ ] The rubber band gets even longer
[ ] The rubber band changes color
Rubber bands are elastic. They can go back to their original shape and size
4. Susan makes pottery. She mixes clay and water. She ______ the clay on a potter’s wheel.
[ ] Draws
[ ] Paints
[x] Shapes
[ ] Drags
The clay can be shaped. The clay is molded. The clay stays in its new shape
5. This man is making bread. He is working the dough. He pushes and pulls the dough. Every time he does this the dough:
[x] Changes shape
[ ] Changes color
[ ] Bounces back to its original shape
[ ] Gets heavier
Have you ever made bread? Have you ever worked the dough?
6. The picture is of a blacksmith making a horse-shoe. The blacksmith makes the horse-shoe from steel.

It is very difficult to change the shape of the steel. The blacksmith has to heat the steel so it is red hot and then hit it with a hammer. This is because steel is a ____ material.
[ ] Weak
[x] Hard
[ ] Soft
[ ] Bendy
What shape is a horse-shoe?
7. Thin metal can change shape if you push hard enough.

This car has had a bump. Another car bumped into it. The car has a dent. It has changed _____.
[ ] Colour
[x] Shape
[ ] Size
[ ] Weight
It is very hard to repair the dent. It is hard to put it back to the original shape
8. Alice is rolling pastry. When Alice has rolled the pastry, the pastry is _______.
[ ] Heavier
[ ] Thicker
[ ] Colder
[x] Thinner
Do you like rolling pastry?
9. The man is squashing an empty drinks can. The can changes shape. The can:
[ ] Will go back to its original shape
[x] Will stay in its new shape
[ ] Will rebound like a rubber ball
[ ] Will spring back like a rubber band
This change in shape is permanent
10. These puppets are made from modeling clay. This shows that modeling clay can be ______.
[ ] Melted
[ ] Burned
[x] Shaped
[ ] Stirred
What is the best thing you have ever made with modeling clay?