Electricity, Conductors, & Insulators

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10 questions
• Q1
All of the objects below are conductors of electricity EXCEPT
a rubber band
an aluminum nail
a steel fork
a copper penny
120s
• Q2
Students hooked up a battery and bulb with wires as shown. For the bulb to light, the object the students place in the space between the two wires must be –
at room temperature
an electrical insulator
a conductor of electricity
120s
• Q3
Students attached a coil of wire to a battery. When they placed a compass in the coil of wire they observed the needle move. Why does the needle on the compass move when placed in the coil of wire? The compass needle moves because the flow of electricity –
is generated by a battery
causes the wire to heat up
flows in only one direction
generates a magnetic field
120s
• Q4
The illustration shows a circuit with a battery, a bulb and an open switch, all connected with wires. This electric circuit can be completed by –
cutting the wires
reversing the battery
unscrewing the light bulb
closing the switch
120s
• Q5
When electricity flows in a complete path, it can produce which of the following?
solar power
nuclear energy
a gravitational pull
a magnetic field
120s
• Q6
A flashlight produces light energy by using which of the following types of energy from batteries?
electrical
solar
nuclear
sound
120s
• Q7
An object produces sound because it –
absorbs heat from water
causes air to vibrate
generates electrical energy
reflects light from the Sun
120s
• Q8
What type of energy is used in an oven to bake a cake?
Sound energy
Thermal energy
Mechanical energy
Light energy
120s
• Q9
This boy is using a bow and arrow. What form of energy does a bow and arrow demonstrate?
Sound energy
Mechanical energy
Electrical energy
Thermal energy
120s
• Q10
All of the following objects are used to produce heat or light energy EXCEPT –
lamps
candles
ovens
bicycles
120s

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