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# Laguna State Polytechnic University

## Graduate Studies and Action Research

College of Teacher Education
Los Banos Campus, Los Banos,Laguna

## FIRST MONTHLY TEST IN SCIENCE 8

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Name: ____________________________ Gr & Sec: __________________

I. DIRECTION: Read each item carefully and encircle the letter of the correct answer.

1. What is matter?
A. Everything is matter. C. Only things that take up space have matter.
B. Living things are matter. D. Anything that has mass and takes up space.

## 2. Which object has the lightest mass?

A. volleyball B. basketball C. bowling ball D. table tennis ball

3. Water is boiled in a flask with a balloon over the top. As the water heats, the balloon
expands. What has happened to the weight of this flask and balloon in this experiment?
A. It has stayed the same.
B. It has increased as the balloon expands.
C. It has decreased as the water boiled away.
D. It is unpredictable because the balloon is flexible.

4. What state of matter has a fixed shape and volume with particles closely packed together
with little movement?
A. gas B. liquid C. solid D. none of these

## 5. In which state of matter are molecules moving the slowest?

A. gas B. liquid C. solid D. none of these

## 6. What effect does the speed of molecules have on matter?

A. it controls the matter’s weight
B. it helps figure out the matter’s density.
C. it determines the mass of the matter.
D. It determines what state the matter is in.

7. When water reaches its melting point, it turns from __________ to __________.
A. liquid; gas. C. gas; liquid.
B. solid; liquid. D. liquid; solid.

8. If you kept heating a saucepan of boiling water, what will happen to the water’s
temperature ?
A. remain the same C. gradually decrease below 100o C
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B. gradually increase above 100 C D. will increase and then decrease

9. Water is placed in the freezer. What has water reached when it turns from a liquid to
solid?
A. heating point C. melting point
B. freezing point D. boiling point
For numbers 10- 12, refer to the illustration below.

A B C
____10. Which illustration refers to the molecules of a solid?

## ____12. Which illustration refers to the molecules of a gas?

13. Maria accidentally left her crayon box outside on a hot day. Which best explains what
happened to her crayons?
A. her crayons melted; changed from solid to liquid
B. crayons melted; changed from liquid to solid
C. crayons evaporated; changed from solid to liquid
D. crayons evaporated; changed from liquid to solid

## 14. Which is the best example of a change that can be undone?

A. a wood being burnt C. chocolate left in a warm car to melt
B. clay put in an oven to harden D. cake batter put in an oven to bake

15. If enough heat was removed from B, it would change into _________

A. A B. a gas C. C D. a liquid

16. Why does liquid water take the shape of a cup it is poured into, but solid ice cubes do
not?
A. Because the molecules of liquid water are softer than the molecules of solid ice
B. Because the molecules of liquid water are smaller than the molecules of solid ice
C. Because the molecules of liquid water are moving but the molecules of solid ice
are not
D. Because the molecules of liquid water can easily move past one another but the
molecules of solid ice cannot

17. When a substance changes from a liquid to a solid, which of the following is TRUE?
A. The molecules of the substance get heavier.
B. The molecules of the substance change shape.
C. The molecules of the substance change from soft to hard.
D. The molecules of the substance connect more strongly to one another.
II. Match each Description on the left with the correct change of state on the right. You
may use some changes of state more than once.

Term Descriptor
19. Ice is left out on the counter A. Sublimation
20. A cold drink is wet on the outside of the glass B. Condensation
21. Water is left in a freezer C. Evaporation
22. A full pot of soup fills only half of the pot after simmering for D. Deposition
2h
23. Dry ice is used to create fog E. Melting
24. The bathroom mirror gets fogged up after a shower F. Solidification
25. Your hair was wet when you left the house, but dries by the time you get to school

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