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Do You Know as Much Science as a 6th Grade Student?




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These 6th grade science students think they are so smart! Let's see if you can ace this quiz to show you know as much as them.




These 6th grade science students think they are so smart! Let’s see if you can ace this quiz to show you know as much as them.
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Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.



Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels.

Updated March 08, 2017

1. Which of these actions will help keep your home the coolest in the summer?


  • opening and closing the refrigerator a lot


  • turning off the tv, computer, radio, games, etc.


  • opening the windows during the day


  • closing the shades or blinds over the windows

2. You see your reflection in a mirror because:


  • light is absorbed


  • light is diffracted


  • light is reflected


  • light is refracted

3. When you increase the length of a guitar string, the pitch or vibration speed that is produced becomes:


  • louder


  • softer


  • higher


  • lower

4. One of the most important functions of microorganisms in an ecosystem is that they:


  • decompose dead organisms


  • limit the number of large animals


  • produce food using the sun’s energy


  • provide food for large animals

5. How can you tell the difference between algae and protozoa?


  • Protozoa have cells walls while algae do not.


  • Most protozoa move while most algae do not.


  • Protozoa are green while algae are not.


  • Protozoa are larger than algae.

6. How is space technology different from space exploration?


  • Technology is concerned with theories, not practical applications.


  • Technology is concerned with the application of discoveries made during space exploration.


  • Technology is only applied to the earth, not other planets.


  • Technology is concerned mainly with space history.

7. Which would be the best material you could use to separate heat from cold?


  • steel


  • iron


  • glass


  • wood

8. One way light and sound differ is:


  • Light exists whether it is observed or not. Sound only exists if someone hears it.


  • Light can travel in a vacuum. Sound can’t travel in a vacuum.


  • Light is associated with energy, sound is not.


  • Light travels in waves, sound does not.

9. Yeast is added to make some breads and cheeses to:


  • add flavor


  • change sugars into starches


  • grow and release waste products that affect the food


  • add golden color

10. Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovered:


  • telescopes


  • microorganisms


  • cameras


  • radium

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