Physical Science by Kahoot!

Find the formula of maximum fun and engagement with these science games! This collection includes a bunch of physics quizzes covering topics like energy, astronomy, laws of motion, and more.

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Earth Science: Erosion and Deposition by Water

This kahoot explores how water can cause erosion and deposition of the Earth as well as landforms created by these processes.

  1. What do we call the movement of rocks and sediment from one area to another?
  2. What process drops eroded material from one place to another?
  3. Besides flowing water, what other process causes eroded materials to move downward?
  4. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: Weathering

This kahoot examines the causes and effects of weathering, oxidation, exfoliation, and abrasion.

  1. What do we call the breakdown of rocky materials via chemical & physical processes?
  2. True or False: There are 2 types of weathering: physical and chemical.
  3. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Work

Explore the scientific idea of work, including how to calculate work .

  1. What term describes the use of force to move an object in the direction of the force?
  2. T/F: Scientifically, work is only done when the force is in the same direction as the motion.
  3. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Kinetic Energy

Review Kinetic energy and the formula used to calculate it.

  1. What term describes the ability to do work?
  2. What type of energy is found within every moving object?
  3. True or False: A knife has kinetic energy when slicing through a fresh baked apple pie.
  4. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Forces

Review of forces, friction, net force, and balance vs unbalanced forces. Based on NGSS SC .5.P.13.1; SC .P.5.P.13.3; SC .P.5.P.13.4; SC .P.6.P.13.1; SC .6.P.13.3; SC .912.P.12.2

  1. What is the scientific name for a push or a pull?
  2. True or False: Forces are vectors because they have both size and direction.
  3. In what unit are forces measured?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Fluids and Pressure

Explore fluids and facts about pressure as well as how pressure is measured. Based on NGSS SC .7.N.1.5; SC .8.N.1.5 .

  1. What term describes any material that flows and takes the shape of its container?
  2. Which of the following is NOT considered a fluid?
  3. True or False: All fluids exert pressure.
  4. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Simple Machines – All About Levers

This kahoot explores simple machines called levers. It covers first-class levers, second-class levers, and third-classl evers as well as fulcrums, load and examples of types of levers.

  1. What term is used to describe the fixed point on which a machine's bar pivots?
  2. Which simple machine has a bar that pivots on a fulcrum?
  3. Which of the following items would NOT be considered a lever?
  4. … and 13 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Gravity and Motion

Review facts about gravity, force, free fall, and motion as well as the Universal Law Of Gravitation. Based on NGSS MS-PS2-4.

  1. Which term describes a force of attraction between objects due to their mass?
  2. True or False: Gravity is an attractive force that can only push, not pull.
  3. What is the measurement of Earth's gravity?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Atoms and Electric Charge

This kahoot features how atoms are structured and their correlation to electric charge, electric force, and ions .

  1. What is a property that leads to electromagnetic interactions between particles of matter?
  2. True or False: Objects can have a positive charge, negative charge, or no charge at all.
  3. What term is used to describe an object with no charge?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: Mineral Identification and Classification

This kahoot reviews how to classify and identify minerals. Based on NGSS, MS-ESS2-1.

  1. True or False: Minerals are divided into silicates and non-silicates.
  2. Silicate minerals contain a combination of silicon and _________.
  3. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: How Gravity Shapes Earth

This kahoot reviews how gravity causes movement and creates various landslide muslide, rockfall through erosion and deposition.

  1. True or False: Gravity can cause erosion and deposition to occur.
  2. What do we call the movement of sediment, water, and ice caused by gravity?
  3. What term describes extremely slow movement of materials going down a slope?
  4. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Engineering: Designing Scientific Tests and Solutions

This Science kahoot examines how to design a scientific test and solutions to a design problem while also considering criteria and constraints of the problem.

  1. When designing a scientific solution to a problem, what should be done first?
  2. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Ecology: Sources of Synthetic Materials

This kahoot examines how Natural Resources undergo Chemical Processes and become Synthetic Resources, and the ways they impact society .

  1. What type of material starts with a substance that's chemically changed to make a new material?
  2. What type of processes do natural resources undergo to become synthetic resources?
  3. Which of the following is NOT a source of natural (material) resources?
  4. … and 13 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Biological Evolution: Technology’s Influence Artificial Selection

This kahoot reviews the technologies behind artificial selection such as: Genetic Modification, gene therapy, cloning, and Animal Husbandry.

  1. Scientists have technology that can improve major societal problems. Which is NOT a problem?
  2. This technology inserts genetic materials into cells to help or replace abnormal genes?
  3. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Properties of Light

This kahoot covers the properties of light including electro magnetic waves, radiation, reflection, refraction, interference, amplitude, wave lengths, frequency, and hertz

  1. Light waves are disturbances in which two fields?
  2. … and 15 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: The Nature of Light

This kahoot covers the origin, color, and electromagnetic spectrum of light. Based on NGSS MS-PS4-2

  1. T/F: Light waves are disturbances in both electric and magnetic fields.
  2. Electromagnetic waves carry energy away from charged particles in what type of direction?
  3. … and 17 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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The Science of Love

This Valentine's Day kahoot explores the science behind how we feel love by asking questions about the brain, chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters.

  1. Scientifically speaking, which organ in the body is responsible for the feelings of love?
  2. This brain chemical makes someone who is just starting to fall in love feel, "head over heels."
  3. Histocompatibility looks at genes that might play a role in attraction by using which sense?
  4. … and 17 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: Natural Resources

This kahoot reviews #natural #resources such as renewable, nonrenewable, and flow resources as well as examples of how resources and raw materials are used. Based on NGSSS HS-ESS3-1

  1. What is NOT one of the 3 ways that natural resources are classified?
  2. Which classification contains resources that replenish themselves in suitable time frame?
  3. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Ecology: Biotic and Abiotic Resources

This ecology kahoot reviews both biotic and abiotic resources found within Earth's biosphere by providing examples of each type. Based on NGSS MS-LS2-2 MS-LS2-3

  1. What is the study of how organisms interact with one another in an environment?
  2. What two factors shape the distribution and abundance of organisms on Earth?
  3. T/F: A park in Mexico will likely have different plants, animals, & fungi than a park in Japan
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Nature of Science: Metric Units and Measurements

This kahoot helps students learn the fundamentals of the metric system and provides examples to help them figure out equivalencies and which unit of measurement is appropriate. Based on NGSS: SC.5.N.2.2; SC.8.N.1.5

  1. Which system of measurement joins meters, liters, & grams with a series of prefixes?
  2. Which metric unit would be used to measure length and distance?
  3. The metric unit of liters is used to measure which of the following?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Life Science: Food Chains in the forest

This kahoot reviews the components of a food chain and specifically focuses on a forest food chain, including herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores found in the forest. Based on NGSS MS-LS2-2 MS-LS2-3

  1. Which of the following describes the transfer of energy in a biological community?
  2. T/F: Living things cannot gain energy from the Sun.
  3. What term describes living things that get their energy from the Sun?
  4. … and 17 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physics: Newton’s 1st Law with Examples

This kahoot reviews the basics of Newton's 1st Law of Motion as well as provides several examples of the effects of force on motion. Based on NGSSS: SC.6.P.13.3; SC.912.P.12.3

  1. Without an unbalanced force, a car traveling 50m/s, east will be doing what in 5 minutes?
  2. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physics: Newton’s 2nd Law

This kahoot reviews Newton 2nd Law of Motion by going over variations of the F=MA equation and several examples of the relationship between force, mass and acceleration. Based on NGSSS MS-PS2-2

  1. T/F: As the force acting on an object increases, its acceleration decreases.
  2. An unbalanced force on an object can create a change in ________.
  3. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physics: Newton’s 3rd Law

This kahoot reviews Newton 3rd Law of Motion and provides several examples to help understand the relationship between two forces. Based on NGSSS MS-PS2-1

  1. T/F: While the Earth's gravity pulls us downward, we also pull upwards on the Earth.
  2. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: Advanced Water Cycle

This kahoot more deeply explores the water cycle including infiltration , runoff , and real world examples of waters energy and movement around Earth .

  1. Dry air that blows over ice and snow in extremely cold, low pressure areas can cause _____.
  2. What happens to ocean water that is heated up by the Sun's energy?
  3. What appears when condensed water droplets adhere to dust particles in the atmosphere?
  4. … and 13 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: All About Water

This kahoot explores the structure of water molecules and how water is used on Earth.

  1. About how much of the Earth's surface is made up of water?
  2. Approximately how much of Earth's water is fresh, drinkable water?
  3. How much of the Earth's 3% of fresh water is frozen and unavailable for drinking or crops?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Simple Machines

This kahoot reviews the following simple machines: wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, lever, and screw with examples of each type.

  1. Screwdrivers, faucets, and doorknobs are examples of which simple machine?
  2. The radius of the wheel is always ______ the radius of the axle.
  3. Name the simple machine that is made from a grooved wheel that holds a rope or cable.
  4. … and 14 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Magnets and Magnetism

This kahoot explores magnets and magnetism including the structure of magnets , ferromagnets , and magnetic fields.

  1. Which civilization discovered the existence of magnets?
  2. Which of the following is known for its magnetic properties?
  3. What are the two sides of a magnet called?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Kid Inventors’ Day: Famous Inventors Trivia

This kahoot explores less known trivia facts about famous inventors and famous inventions. Test your knowledge about some of the best inventions ever made!

  1. This inventor is considered the "Father of Computers."
  2. After inventing the phonograph, what were the 1st words Edison recorded himself saying?
  3. … and 17 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Kid Inventors Day: Incredible Inventions

This kahoot reviews modern inventions and the inventors who discovered them. Test your knowledge about the inventions that shaped the world as we know it!

  1. This modern invention put the world at our fingertips with help from Tim Berners-Lee in 1990:
  2. Penicillin, an antibiotic that reduced death rates, was discovered where by A. Fleming in 1928?
  3. This modern form of travel was 1st developed by the Wright Brothers in 1903:
  4. … and 17 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Energy & Power

Physics for grades 5-7. Review the differences between energy and power and how they relate to work. The formula for calculating power with examples is also included. Based on NGSSS: 4-PS3-1; 4-PS3-2

  1. What term is used to describe the ability to do work?
  2. True or False: Energy is NOT always transferred when work is done.
  3. Which of the following examples proves that the work done by energy is not always visible?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: Earth’s Spheres & Energy

Earth Science for grades 5-8. Review Earth's spheres and how energy interacts between each sphere. Based on NGSSS: 5-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-1

  1. What do we call all the matter, energy, and processes within the Earth's boundaries?
  2. True or False: One of Earth's systems is made of non-living things.
  3. What are 2 things that continuously cycle through the Earth's systems?
  4. … and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Astronomy: The Winter Sky

This kahoot features winter, sky and celestial bodies such as constellations, planets, and stars. Grade 5 - 9. Based on NGSS: 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2.

  1. T/F: The winter sky seems to have more stars due to which part of the Milky Way it faces.
  2. Which of the following constellations are visible in the northern hemisphere during winter?
  3. and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Earth Science: Erosion and Deposition by Wind

EarthScience grade 6 - 7. This kahoot explores how the wind causes erosion and deposition to occur on Earth as well as landforms created in this way. Based on NGSSS Standards: 4-ESS2-1, MS-ESS2-2.

  1. What term describes the process of eroding rock due to other rock blowing into it over time?
  2. True or False: Abrasion can cause the side of a rock to become smooth and polished.
  3. What term describes the removal of fine sediment by the wind?
  4. and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Newton’s Laws of Motion

Physics Grade 5, 6 and 9. Review all of Newtons Laws, inertia, and equation for Newton's 2nd Law of motion. Based on NGSSS: MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2.

  1. Which scientist developed three laws to explain the relationship between force and motion?
  2. Which law states an object at rest stays at rest unless it experiences an unbalanced force?
  3. What is another name for Newton's 1st Law of Motion?
  4. and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: Potential Energy

Physics Grade 5 - 7. Explore the four types of potential energy, physical science gravitational, chemical, and mechanical. Based on NGSSS: NGSS MS-PS3-2.

  1. When an object has energy because of its position, condition, or chemical makeup, it has _____.
  2. What specific type of potential energy does a rubber band stretched around a newspaper have?
  3. A pencil that is about to fall off of a desk has which specific type of potential energy (PE)?
  4. and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: The Science of Holiday Cooking

This kahoot reviews the physics and chemistry behind traditional holiday foods. Grade 5 - 9. Based on NGSSS: 4-PS3-2, 5-PS1-3, MS-PS1-2, MS-PS1-4.

  1. Hanukkah's latkes made from potatoes become softer while frying due to what chemical change?
  2. What kind of change occurs to the turkey and ham traditionally cooked for Christmas dinner?
  3. Sodium bicarbonate is the scientific name for this ingredient in many holiday cookies:
  4. and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Physical Science: The Energy of Holiday Lights

This kahoot explores how holiday lights use energy and energy transformations to create the festive lights we see at Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Bodhi Day. Grade 4 - 9. Based on NGSSS: NGSS 4-PS3-2.

  1. What inventor 1st used lights on a tree becoming The Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights?
  2. What was used to represent lights on a Christmas tree before the invention of electric lights?
  3. Incandescent tree lights pass electricity over what kind of circuit to create light?
  4. and 11 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.