2nd Grade Science : Physical Science

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 2nd Grade Science

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Physical Science

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

How hot is the hot chocolate? 

Possible Answers:

Measuring cup

Scale 

Thermometer 

Ruler 

Correct answer:

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 #1 : Physical Science

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

How heavy is the book?

Possible Answers:

Thermometer 

 

Measuring cup

Ruler 

Scale 

Correct answer:

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? 

Possible Answers:

Measuring cup

Ruler 

Scale

Thermometer 

Correct answer:

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?

Possible Answers:

Measuring cup

Ruler

Scale 

Thermometer

Correct answer:

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. 

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