# PSSA Grade 4 Science - Topic: Physical Sciences

## Quiz by PSSA Grade 4 Science

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• Q1
Use the diagram below to answer the question. Which change is necessary for this circuit to work?
Replace the copper wire with a different type of metal wire.
Add a source of power.
Add a second light bulb.
Move the switch farther away from the light bulb.
60s
S4.C.2.1.3
• Q2
Use the drawing below to answer the question. Some bicycles have brake pads that squeeze the sides of the wheels. Which statement BEST describes how the motion of a bicycle changes when the brakes are used?
The bicycle speeds up due to the magnetism between the brake pad and the wheel.
The bicycle speeds up due to the friction between the brake pad and the wheel.
The bicycle slows down due to the friction between the brake pad and the wheel.
The bicycle slows down due to the magnetism between the brake pad and the wheel.
60s
S4.C.3.1.1
• Q3
A log burns in a fireplace. Nearby, a light bulb is glowing. How are the fire and the light bulb alike?
Both use electrical energy.
Both release light energy.
Both absorb light energy
Both create new energy.
60s
S4.C.2.1.2
• Q4
A schoolyard playground reminded a student of an electrical circuit. Which type of circuit would the student MOST LIKELY describe using the playground?
a series circuit because there is only one way up to the top
a series circuit because the students can only go down the slides
a parallel circuit because students have two ways to slide down to the ground
a parallel circuit because the students change directions as they are playing
60s
S4.C.2.1.3
• Q5
Use the drawing below to answer the question. Which statement BEST describes the movement of the student and the ball in the drawing?
The student is only moving up and down, while the basketball is moving up and down and from side to side.
The student is mostly moving up and down, while the basketball is mostly moving from side to side.
The student is only moving from side to side, while the basketball is only moving up and down.
The student is mostly moving from side to side, while the basketball is moving from side to side and up and down.
60s
S4.C.3.1.2

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