1st Grade Science : Physical Science

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 1st Grade Science

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Example Questions

Example Question #5 : 1st Grade Science

Select the answer choice that will not stick to a magnet. 

Possible Answers:

Nickel

Nail 

Stick

Paperclip 

Correct answer:

Stick

Explanation:

A magnet can stick to metals that are made of iron, cobalt, or nickel. A magnet cannot stick to plastic, wood, rubber, and many other non-metal objects. 

Looking at our answer choices, a paperclip, nail, and nickel are all made out of metals that are magnetic. A stick is made of wood, which is not a magnetic material, so it will not stick to a magnet. 

Example Question #6 : 1st Grade Science

Select the answer choice that will not stick to a magnet. 

Possible Answers:

Paperclip 

Tennis ball 

Nickel

Nail

Correct answer:

Tennis ball 

Explanation:

A magnet can stick to metals that are made of iron, cobalt, or nickel. A magnet cannot stick to plastic, wood, rubber, and many other non-metal objects. 

Looking at our answer choices, a paperclip, nail, and nickel are all made out of metals that are magnetic. A tennis ball is rubber and fabric, which are not magnetic materials, so it will not stick to a magnet. 

Example Question #1 : Physical Science

Select the answer choice that will stick to a magnet. 

Possible Answers:

Paperclip

Basketball 

Bouncy ball 

Stick 

Correct answer:

Paperclip

Explanation:

A magnet can stick to metals that are made of iron, cobalt, or nickel. A magnet cannot stick to plastic, wood, rubber, and many other non-metal objects. 

A basketball, stick, and bouncy ball are not made out of metal, so they will not stick to a magnet.  A paperclip is made out of a magnetic metal so it will stick to a magnet. 

Example Question #4 : Physical Science

Select the answer choice that will stick to a magnet. 

Possible Answers:

Baseball

Nail

Rubber band 

Stick of gum

Correct answer:

Nail

Explanation:

A magnet can stick to metals that are made of iron, cobalt, or nickel. A magnet cannot stick to plastic, wood, rubber, and many other non-metal objects. 

A baseball, stick of gum, and rubber band are not made out of metal, so they will not stick to a magnet.  A paperclip is made out of a magnetic metal so it will stick to a magnet. 

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