6th Grade Science : Physical Science

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 6th Grade Science

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Physical Science

What type of energy is in motion? 

Possible Answers:

Potential Energy 

Both choices are correct 

Neither choice is correct 

Kinetic Energy 

Correct answer:

Kinetic Energy 

Explanation:

There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic. 

Potential energy is stored energy. 

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion.  

The correct answer is kinetic energy. 

Example Question #2 : Physical Science

What type of energy is stored? 

Possible Answers:

Kinetic Energy 

Neither choice is correct 

Both choices are correct 

Potential Energy 

Correct answer:

Potential Energy 

Explanation:

There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic. 

Potential energy is stored energy. 

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion. 

The correct answer is potential energy. 

 

Example Question #3 : Physical Science

Select the example of kinetic energy. 

Possible Answers:

A stretched rubber band

The wheels on a car not being driven 

A frisbee before it is thrown

A flowing river

Correct answer:

A flowing river

Explanation:

There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic. 

Potential energy is stored energy. 

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion.  

We are looking for the option that is in motion:

A stretched rubber band is not in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer. 

The wheels on a car that isn't being driven are not in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer. 

A frisbee before it is thrown is not in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer. 

A flowing river is in motion; thus, this is the correct answer. 

Example Question #4 : Physical Science

Select the example of potential energy. 

Possible Answers:

An insect flying 

A stretched rubber band 

A baseball thrown by a pitcher 

A car driving down the road

Correct answer:

A stretched rubber band 

Explanation:

There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic. 

Potential energy is stored energy. 

Kinetic energy is energy that is in motion.  

We are looking for the option that is not in motion:

A baseball being thrown is in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer. 

An insect flying is in motion; thus, this is not the correct answer. 

A car driving down the road is in motion; thus this is not the correct answer. 

A stretched rubber band is not moving, it's in waiting. Once a stretched rubber band is let go, it will likely fly across the room. But as it's just stretched, it has potential energy. 

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