5th Grade Vocabulary Assessment by KQp8n3l0

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                    5th Grade Vocabulary Assessment

Section I
Matching: Match the words in the first column to the best answer in the second column.

                                1.   energy that is stored in an object due to its
______ atom                          position or arrangement

                                2.   a change of energy from one form to another
______ chemical change
                                3.   the smallest particle of an element that has all the
______ compound                      properties to the element

                                4.   matter or material of which a thing consists
______ element
                                5.   a diagram that shows the amounts of energy that
______ refraction                    flows through each level of a food chain

                                6.   the changing of a substance or kind of matter into
______ solution                      a different kind of matter with different properties

                                7.   a substance made up of a combination of two or
                                     more elements held together by chemical bonds
______ substance
                                     that cannot be separated by physical means

                                8.   the bending of light or waves as it passes from
______ energy transfer               one material to another

                                9.   the basic building blocks of matter which cannot
______ potential energy              be separated into parts by chemical means

                                10. energy due to motion
______ kinetic energy
                                11. a mixture in which a substance breaks up into its
                                    most basic particles and spreads evenly through
______ inertia
                                    another substance

                                12. the tendency of an object to resist a change in
______ energy pyramid               motion
Section II
Multiple Choice: Choose the best answer for each question.

_____ 1. Chemical weathering is a process where …
            a. materials are laid down on top of one another
            b. the basic building blocks of matter are broken down
            c. materials in a rock are changed by chemical means
            d. rock materials are carried from one place to another


_____ 2. Deposition is the process where …
            a. rocks and other materials are laid down in a natural process
            b. materials in a rock are changed by chemical means
            c. rocks are changed and worn away over many years
            d. rocks are broken down into smaller pieces and carried away


_____ 3. Mechanical weathering is the process where …
            a. the basic building blocks of matter are broken down into smaller
               structures by chemical means
            b. rocks are broken down into smaller pieces by any physical force such
               as water, wind, or ice
            c. a substance or kind of matter is changed into a different kind of matter
               with different properties
            d. a substance breaks up into its most basic particles and spreads evenly
               through another substance


_____ 4. Topography is …
            a. a map that shows mountains, valleys, and rivers of Earth
            b. the study of land forms and how they are made
            c. the surface features and shape of the solid surface of Earth
            d. the structures that are under the earth’s surface


_____ 5. Tissue is …
             a. a group of the same kind of cells working together doing the same job
             b. a group of the same kind of organs working together to accomplish a
                job
             c. a group of different kinds of cells working together to do different jobs
             d. a group of different kinds of organs working together to accomplish
                different jobs
5th Grade Vocabulary Assessment (continued)


_____ 6. Behavioral adaptation is …
            a. an inherited structure that helps an animal survive
            b. a body part that helps an animal survive
            c. an unusual animal behavior that interferes with its survival
            d. an inherited behavior that helps an animal survive

_____ 7. Structural adaptation is …
             a. an inherited structure that helps an animal survive
             b. an inherited structure that is of interest to scientists
             c. a structure such as a cast that repairs damages to an animal
             d. an inherited body structure that interferes with its survival

_____ 8. Protists belong to a kingdom of living things …
             a. with jointed legs
             b. that are usually single celled
             c. that have scales
             d. that live mostly in sea water

_____ 9. A hypothesis is …
             a. something you decide when you finish an experiment
             b. needed before you can collect information about a topic
             c. the way you design an experiment if you want to test your idea
             d. an educated prediction you make before doing an experiment
5th Grade Vocabulary Assessment
Answer Key

Section I
3       Atom
6       Chemical change
7       Compound
9       Element
8       Refraction
11      Solution
4       Substance
2       Energy transfer
1       Potential energy
10      Kinetic energy
12      Inertia
5       Energy pyramid


Section II
1       C
2       A
3       B
4       C
5       A
6       D
7       A
8       B
9       d

								
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