Science: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Materials - What Is It Like? (Questions)

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You will have looked at different materials in school science lessons. Different materials have different properties. Properties are words that describe what something is like. Is the material rough or smooth, hard or soft? Before we look at using materials, let’s test how many of these words for describing a material's properties you know.

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1. This is a cheese grater. The surface of the cheese grater is _____.
[ ] Rough
[ ] Smooth
[ ] Weak
[ ] Invisible
2. The opposite of rough is ______.
[ ] Weak
[ ] Lumpy
[ ] Bumpy
[ ] Smooth
3. Steel girders are very ______.
[ ] Shiny
[ ] Bendy
[ ] Strong
[ ] Soft
4. There is glass in these windows. You can see through the glass. The glass is ___________.
[ ] Transparent
[ ] Elastic
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Dull
5. If you can’t see through something, it is called ______.
[ ] Transparent
[ ] Opaque
[ ] Bright
[ ] Dull
6. The slinky toy is bendy. Another word for bendy is ________.
[ ] Transparent
[ ] Runny
[ ] Opaque
[ ] Flexible
7. Mr Smith is polishing his car. It gleams. The surface of the metal is _____.
[ ] Dull
[ ] Transparent
[ ] Soft
[ ] Shiny
8. This man is carving stone. He uses a hammer and chisel because the rock is very ____.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Flexible
[ ] Pale
[ ] Hard
9. The pillow is very comfortable because the pillow is ____.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Hard
[ ] Weak
[ ] Strong
10. This catapult is stretchy. Another word for stretchy is _______.
[ ] Tight
[ ] Elastic
[ ] Runny
[ ] Fluid
Science: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Materials - What Is It Like? (Answers)
1. This is a cheese grater. The surface of the cheese grater is _____.
[x] Rough
[ ] Smooth
[ ] Weak
[ ] Invisible
Be careful using a cheese grater - mind your fingers!
2. The opposite of rough is ______.
[ ] Weak
[ ] Lumpy
[ ] Bumpy
[x] Smooth
Babies have very smooth skin
3. Steel girders are very ______.
[ ] Shiny
[ ] Bendy
[x] Strong
[ ] Soft
The picture shows the Firth Of Forth Railroad Bridge in Scotland
4. There is glass in these windows. You can see through the glass. The glass is ___________.
[x] Transparent
[ ] Elastic
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Dull
You can see through transparent materials
5. If you can’t see through something, it is called ______.
[ ] Transparent
[x] Opaque
[ ] Bright
[ ] Dull
It is hard to see through opaque materials
6. The slinky toy is bendy. Another word for bendy is ________.
[ ] Transparent
[ ] Runny
[ ] Opaque
[x] Flexible
Have you ever played with a slinky toy?
7. Mr Smith is polishing his car. It gleams. The surface of the metal is _____.
[ ] Dull
[ ] Transparent
[ ] Soft
[x] Shiny
Have you ever helped to clean the car?
8. This man is carving stone. He uses a hammer and chisel because the rock is very ____.
[ ] Soft
[ ] Flexible
[ ] Pale
[x] Hard
Statues are carved from stone
9. The pillow is very comfortable because the pillow is ____.
[x] Soft
[ ] Hard
[ ] Weak
[ ] Strong
Is the pillow in your bed comfortable?
10. This catapult is stretchy. Another word for stretchy is _______.
[ ] Tight
[x] Elastic
[ ] Runny
[ ] Fluid
Rubber bands are sometimes called elastic bands. Elastic bands are stretchy - they are elastic!