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5th grade science STAAR review

5th grade science STAAR review

15 Questions
1. If you wanted to test the effect of gravity on an object, which set of materials should you
choose?
A battery, wires, lightbulbs B hot plate, water, thermometer
two different types of balls, metric ruler two cups, two different types of soil, water
C D
and seeds
2. The Smiths notice a bird flying into a window.  The bird flies into the window because light - 
A travels through the window B reflects from the window
C refracts around the window D reflects around the window
3. Which statement describes weather, rather than climate?
The weather is usually hot and humid year The destination has hot summers and cold
A B
around winters
The summer temperatures average The humidity level on Tuesday was 30%
C D
between 29 and 35 degrees
4. A class learns about fossil fuels.  They learn that coal, oil and natural gas are classified as
nonrenewable resources because they take so long to form.  How can the class conserve
fossil fuels?
A Use both sides of notebook paper B Arrange a car pool to and from school
C Create a backyard compost pile D Plant flowers in front of the school
5. Students conduct an investigation to observe the Sun's movement.   Which safety procedure
should students following during this investigation?
A Wear gloves and goggles B Keep loose hair tied back
C Never look directly at the Sun D Record all data in science notebooks 6. Students conduct and investigation to determine which substances are soluble in water.  All
of the following have the property of solubility in water EXCEPT - 
A sugar cubes B salt crystals
C cooking oil D food coloring
7. Which testable question could be used to investigate the effects of force on an object?
A Why do toy cars move? B Which type of battery lasts the longest?
Where can magnets be purchased? Do balls roll faster on rough or smooth
C D
surfaces?
8. Which of the following is a learned behavior of a kitten?
A Having gray fur B Playing with yarn
C Drinking Water D Having two ears
9. A bear receives the energy it needs to survive after it -
A drinks plenty of water B eats fish and berries
C takes a nap D rests in the sunlight
10. All of the following are poor insulators of electricity EXCEPT -
A penny B nail
C eraser D paperclip
11. Which mixture can be separated using a coffee filter?
A rocks and sand B sand and water
C lemon juice and water D sand and iron filings
12. Plants are known as producers because they produce their own food.  How do producers
receive the energy for this process?
A By consuming soil nutrients B By absorbing sunlight
C By releasing water D By producing oxygen 13. What physical property of matter can be measured using the triple beam balance?
A length B height
C volume D mass
14. Which of the following shows conservation of natural resources?
A Throw litter on the side of a highway B Write on both sides of notebook paper
Leave the water running while brushing Leave the lights on when exiting a room.
C D
teeth.
15. Students are combining dried beans and rice.  What would be the most efficient way to
separate the ingredients?
A Evaporation B Coffee Filters
C Tweezers D Microscope Answer Key
1.c 2.b 3.d 4.b
5.c 6.c 7.d 8.b
9.b 10.c 11.b 12.b
13.d 14.b 15.c"