Quiz: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Science Edition!
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Science Edition!
By: Jouviane Alexandre
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About This Quiz

Do you think you're smarter than a 5th grader when it comes to science? Can you answer these elementary science questions? Let's find out with this quiz!

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Which of these forces keeps people from floating while on Earth?

If you're wondering we don't float while walking down the street, it's because gravity is keeping us on the ground. The gravity on Earth is measured at 9.8 m/s^2.

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You'll usually find the warmest temperature during what time of day?

Usually throughout the day, you'll find the warmest temperatures during the afternoon. This is due to the sun reaching its highest peak.

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Which of the following phases cannot change shape?

Liquids and gases are able to change their shape based upon the container they are in. Since the molecules of solids are so close together, they don't have the ability to conform as easily.

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Spiders have how many legs?

Spiders are arachnids that have a total of eight legs. If it has more or fewer than eight legs, it is not an arachnid and thus not a spider.

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Which of these is a conductor?

Conductors allow electrical charges to pass through them. They are usually a metal. The remaining choices are insulators which act in the opposite way of conductors.

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What is it called when stars are grouped together?

When stars are grouped together, they are called constellations. This is where we get constellations such as Aquarius and Capricorn, which were turned into signs of the zodiac.

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Which organ in the body is responsible for pumping blood?

The heart is definitely one of the most important organs. It is responsible for pumping oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood to and from different parts of the body.

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Which planet is furthest from the Sun?

There have been many ways to remember the planets, but also remember that they're also meant to be listed in order from the closet to the Sun to the furthest. Neptune is the furthest planet from the Sun.

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Approximately how many full moons are there in a year?

Full moons are said to happen approximately every 29.5 days. Given about 30-31 days a month and 12 months, there are about 12 full moons in a calendar year.

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What category are dolphins in?

While you might want to say that dolphins are fish because they swim in the ocean, you'd be wrong. One major difference between mammals and fish are that dolphins use lungs to breathe while fish use their gills. Dolphins are most definitely mammals!

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What do plants breathe?

When it comes to plants, they need to breathe too! Plants breathe in carbon dioxide and use it to create oxygen in the air.

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How many teeth does the adult human have?

While the number is going to vary from person to person, the adult human has 32 teeth. Included in this, you'll find four canines, eight incisors, eight premolars, and 12 molars, which include four wisdom teeth.

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Which of these joints is found in the knees?

You'll find the hinge joint in the knees and elbows. You'll find other joints, like the gliding joint, in the scapula (shoulder blade).

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Which of these is the largest planet in the solar system?

When it comes to our solar system, Jupiter is the biggest planet. It is 11 times bigger than Earth.

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Which of these is not part of the circulatory system?

The kidney is an important organ but it is not part of the circulatory system. The circulatory system is the set of organs and pathways that help blood 'circulate' through the body.

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Which element will you find the most of in the air?

While you might think the air is made up mostly of oxygen, it isn't! Air is 78% nitrogen and only 21% oxygen.

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What unit is used to measure temperature in the United States?

Fahrenheit is the unit used to measure temperature in the United States. It is named after the scientist Gabriel Fahrenheit who proposed this scale to measure temperature.

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Which of these contains salt water?

When it comes to the bodies of water, you'll find fresh water in smaller bodies of water like lakes, streams, and rivers. You'll find salt water in the oceans.

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Which continent has the biggest desert area?

While Africa does have a large desert, the Sahara, it doesn't top the continent of Antarctica, which is considered to be a complete polar desert.

When it comes to figuring out the process for this answer, think of it in descending order. Organisms are made up of organ systems, while organ systems are formed from a set of organs. Organs are formed by tissues, which are made up of cells.

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What is a scientist who studies the weather known as?

If you're looking for a scientist who studies the weather, just look at your weatherman or woman! They are meteorologists whose job it is to study the weather.

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Which of these dissolves in water?

When it comes to these compounds and substances, they all dissolve in water, which means they are soluble.

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Which of these doesn't orbit something else?

You'll find that three out of four of these orbit something else. The Earth and Mars orbit around the Sun. The Moon​ orbits around Earth. The Sun sits at the center of the solar system and doesn't orbit around anything.

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Which of these is responsible for fighting off diseases?

The immune system is often referred to as the lymphatic system. This system is designed to help the body fight off diseases.

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Don't be tricked by your veins! Human blood is always red. Many have thought that blood was blue inside the body due to the pigment of the veins, but it is red inside and outside.

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One yard is equivalent to how many inches?

One yard is the same as three feet, which equal 36 inches.

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If a 50 mL beaker filled with water is emptied into a 100 mL beaker, how much water is now in the 100 mL beaker?

Regardless of what the water has been moved too, if the container is bigger than 50 mL and there is no spill accounted for, the new container should contain the same volume of fluid as the first.

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How long does it take for the Earth to revolve around the Sun?

The Earth spins on its axis once a day, but it takes the earth 365 days to orbit completely around the Sun.

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Which of these compounds will you find as both a solid, liquid, and gas?

Water is definitely one of the most special compounds, especially since we can't survive without it. Water can be found in all three phases, water (liquid), ice (solid), and water vapor (gas).

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How many pairs of chromosomes are found in a human?

When it comes to the chromosomes, we're talking in PAIRS. The 'average' human has 46 chromosomes but 23 pairs of them!

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Which of these tools would be used to measure a liquid?

When it comes to liquids, you need to measure the volume, whether it be in milliliters, liters, and so on. Graduated cylinders would be the proper tool to measure a liquid's volume.

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What is the process called when a substance goes from liquid to gas?

When it comes to substances, sublimation is when a substance goes from a solid to a gas. Condensation is when a phase change happens from gas to liquid. Melting is the phase change from solid to liquid. The correct answer to this question is evaporation, where a liquid transforms into a gaseous state.

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The following body parts make up which body system: Hair, skin, and nails?

The integumentary system is responsible for protecting the body from outside harm. It is mostly made up of the biggest organ in the body, the skin.

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What does the A in DNA stand for?

DNA is responsible for the genetic makeup in every living thing. DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid.

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Which of these can be found in a eukaryotic cell but not a prokaryotic cell?

The major difference between eukaryotes and prokaryotes is that the former have a nucleus and the latter don't.

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