# 2nd Grade Science : Physical Science

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Physical Science

Select the tool you would use to answer the question provided.

How hot is the hot chocolate?

Thermometer

Ruler

Scale

Measuring cup

Thermometer

Explanation:

Let's take a look at the tools given in the answer choices:

A thermometer is used to measure the temperature of something, or to determine how hot or cold something is.

A scale is used to determine the weight of an object.

A measuring cup is used to determine the amount of something. Measuring cups are often used in baking. For example, if a recipe called for two cups of sugar, you would use a measuring cup to measure out two cups of sugar.

A ruler is used to measure the length of something.

Based on the question, we are trying to determine how hot the hot chocolate is, so we would use a thermometer.

### Example Question #2 : Physical Science

Select the tool you would use to answer the question provided.

How heavy is the book?

Measuring cup

Scale

Thermometer

Ruler

Scale

Explanation:

Let's take a look at the tools given in the answer choices:

A thermometer is used to measure the temperature of something, or to determine how hot or cold something is.

scale is used to determine the weight of an object, or to determine how heavy or light something is.

measuring cup is used to determine the amount of something. Measuring cups are often used in baking. For example, if a recipe called for two cups of sugar, you would use a measuring cup to measure out two cups of sugar.

ruler is used to measure the length of something.

Based on the question, we are trying to determine how heavy the book is, so we would use a scale.

### Example Question #3 : Physical Science

Select the tool you would use to answer the question provided.

What is the temperature outside?

Scale

Ruler

Thermometer

Measuring cup

Thermometer

Explanation:

Let's take a look at the tools given in the answer choices:

A thermometer is used to measure the temperature of something, or to determine how hot or cold something is.

scale is used to determine the weight of an object.

measuring cup is used to determine the amount of something. Measuring cups are often used in baking. For example, if a recipe called for two cups of sugar, you would use a measuring cup to measure out two cups of sugar.

ruler is used to measure the length of something.

Based on the question, we are trying to determine the temperature, so we would use a thermometer.

### Example Question #4 : Physical Science

Select the tool you would use to answer the question provided.

How long is the desk?

Scale

Thermometer

Measuring cup

Ruler

Ruler

Explanation:

Let's take a look at the tools given in the answer choices:

A thermometer is used to measure the temperature of something, or to determine how hot or cold something is.

scale is used to determine the weight of an object.

measuring cup is used to determine the amount of something. Measuring cups are often used in baking. For example, if a recipe called for two cups of sugar, you would use a measuring cup to measure out two cups of sugar.

ruler is used to measure the length of something.

Based on the question, we are trying to determine how long the desk is, so we would use a ruler.