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Natural Sciences


Teacher’s name:      

Complete the sentences below by typing the appropriate

word(s) in the shaded areas.

1. A moving object has       energy.

2. Energy which is stored is called       energy.

3. A boulder rolling down a hill is losing             energy, but

gaining       energy.

4. Springs can       energy which can be released later.

Next to each statement, select whether the example is one of

kinetic energy or potential energy.

1. An archery bow ready to shoot an arrow. kinetic energy

2. A running high-jumper just before leaving the

ground. kinetic energy

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3. A jet plane at the point of take-off. kinetic energy

4. At the top of your bounce on a trampoline. kinetic energy

5. A spring-loaded popgun. kinetic energy

What form(s) of energy do the following have?

1. A diver standing on top of a tower.      

2. A bent ruler.      

3. A burning log.      

4. Ocean waves.      

5. A TV set (turned on).      

6. A warm pizza.      

7. A wound-up toy.      

8. The water in a waterfall.      

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What energy changes occur in each of the following?

1. The wind blew hard, turning the windmill noisily as it

pumped the water from under the ground into the trough.


2. At the flick of a switch the washing machine started

turning and churning the clothes.


3. The lightning flashed, and the thunder crashed.


Use the data and bar chart below to answer the

questions that follow.

Energy Source Percentage of total

Coal 42.5
Oil 34.7
Natural gas 17.0
Hydro-electricity 1.3
Wood, bagasse and other 4.5

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25 Natural gas


15 Hydro-
10 electricity

0 bagasse and
Percentage of total other
renew ables

1. Which fossil fuels are used in Australia?      

2. What percentage of Australia’s energy use is from

renewable sources?      

3. What is bagasse?      

Select only those items that are examples of renewable sources

of energy.

1. Coal 5. Geothermal

2. Wind 6. Fossil fuels

3. Natural Gas 7. Hydro-electricity

4. Tidal 8. Solar

The End!!!!