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Integrated Science Questions and Answers - Grade 5 Opener Exams Term 1 2023 set 3

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  1. During a science lesson, grade 4 learners were involved in carrying out an experiment. They heated a metallic wire on which wax was sticked on the other end. After sometime, the wax dropped. Which method of heat transfer enabled the wax to drop?
    1. Radiation
    2. Convection
    3. Condensation
    4. Conduction
  2. Grade 5 learners from a certain school visited a nearby forest to collect some plants to study about their characteristics. They used the following protective gears. Which one among them was not necessary?
    1. .Tongs
    2. Earmuffs
    3. Gloves
    4. Forceps
  3.  Learners were provided with a list of animals by their science teacher and were asked to classify them into their groups. The animals below belong to the same group except
    1.  Elephant
    2. Crocodile
    3. Snail
    4. Antelope
  4. A human being has got four types of teeth which have different functions. Which among the following types of teeth is used in tearing flesh?
    1. Canines
    2. Premolar
    3. Incisors
    4. Molars
  5. During a science lesson, pupils were discussing about different parts of a desktop computer and their functions. Which part is wrongly matched with its function?
    1. Keyboard-Gives instructions when clicked
    2. Monitor - displays what is going on
    3. Processor - processes programs
    4. Cables-connect device to its hardware
  6. Matter occurs in three states. Among the following characteristics, which one is not correct about gases?
    1. Indefinite shape
    2. Occupy space
    3. Definite mass
    4. Definite volume
  7. A ship floats on water while a crushed bottle top sinks in water. What makes the ship to float on water?
    1. Material used
    2. Shape of the ship
    3. Size of the ship
    4. Amount of water
  8. When collecting plants for learning, we should do three of the following except
    1. put on protective gears.
    2. collect only what we need.
    3. observe safety precautions.
    4. uproot all non-flowering plants.
  9. Which of the following fungi is used by human beings in baking industries for making bread?
    1. Moulds
    2. Puffballs
    3. Yeast
    4. Mushrooms
  10. The flowering plants in our environment are important to us. Which among the following is not an importance of flowering plants to human beings?
    1. Keep the air clean
    2. Provide protection
    3. Source of food
    4. For beauty
  11. The following are sense organs. Which among them is the sense of sight?
    1. Eyes
    2. Tongue
    3. Ears
    4. Skin
  12. The diagram below demonstrates on how light travels.
    What kind of demonstration was being demonstrated above?
    1. Light travels in one direction.
    2. Light travels in all directions.
    3. Light travels through holes.
    4. Light travels on a straight line.
  13. Grade four learners were asked to list things that pollute air in our environment. Which among the following is not an air pollutant?
    1. Bad smell
    2. Dust
    3. Sewage
    4. Smoke
  14. Plants are classified into flowering plants and non flowering plants. Three of the following are flowering. Which one is not?
    1. Fern
    2. Grass
    3. Blackjack
    4. Maize
  15. After harvesting. Agnes wanted to winnow her harvested grains. Which of the following weather conditions is most favourable for Agnes to winnow her grains?
    1. When it is raining
    2. When it is dry
    3. When it is windy
    4. When it is hot


  1.  Pupils did an experiment using different types of soil checking on their abilities to hold water. Which type of the soil below has the highest ability to hold water?
    1.  Clay soil
    2. Loam soil
    3. Silt soil
    4.  Sand soil
  2. A farmer used the method of irrigation below in watering her crops in her farm. What is the type of irrigation used?
    1. Sprinkler irrigation
    2. Canal irrigation
    3. Drip irrigation
    4. Spray irrigation
  3. Three of the following small animals cause damage to crops while in the farm except
    1. cats
    2. birds
    3. squirrels
    4. moles
  4. During a visit to the school farm, learners came across a certain structure such as the one shown below in a maize form.
    What is the function of the structure in the farm?
    1. Makes the maize to grow well
    2. Provides manure to the maize
    3. Decorates the farm
    4. Scares away animals that destroy crops.
  5. The following are steps to be followed when sowing fruit tree seeds in the nursery bed.
    1. Making planting rills.
    2. Covering the seeds with soil.
    3. Watering the nursery bed.
    4. Spreading thin layer of the dry grass.
    5. Dropping fruit seeds in the rilis.
      Which of the following shows the correct order to be followed when sowing fruit tree seeds?
      1. a,b,e,c
      2. a,e,d,c
      3. b,d,a,e,c
      4. c,e,a,b,d.
  6. After it rained heavily, the running water carried away top fertile soil. Three of the following are places where this eroded soil is deposited by run off water except
    1. river bank
    2. along a fence
    3. farm
    4. end of a gulley
  7. Three of the following statements are not true about why we should grow healthy crops from recovered soil. Which of the statements is true?
    1. It has rich organic manure.
    2. Easier to recover.
    3. Has large stones with water.
    4. Readily available.
  8. After planting the carrot plants in a seedbed, the process of removing unwanted and excess carrot plant from the seedbed is called
    1. shading
    2. pruning
    3. thinning
    4. planting
  9. For the farm tools to last long, one must practise the following so as to maintain the tools and equipment used in the farm except
    1. sharpening
    2. cleaning before using
    3. greasing movable parts
    4. fixing handles
  10. Grade four pupils were provided with variety of crops and they were asked to group the crops into their respective categories. Which among the following groups is correctly grouped?
    1. Kales, spinach, rice
    2. Wheat, rice, carrots
    3. Maize, beans, rice
    4. Beans, peas, green grams

HOME SCIENCE(10 marks)

  1. Grade five pupils were asked to state the importance of eating a balanced meal. They gave the following answers.
    Trizah - To get required nutrients. Shila - To add much weight.
    Ben-To prevent diseases caused by malnutrition.
    Tracy -To become healthy.
    Who gave a wrong answer?
    1. Trizah
    2. Shila
    3. Ben
    4. Tracy
  2. The following show laundry work done on clothes. Which one is done after washing the clothes?
    A. Sorting
    B. Mending
    C. Ironing
    D. Soaking
  3. Brenda was asked by her Homescience teacher to mention sources of proteins.She gave four answers. Which one was wrong?
    1. Beans
    2. Fish
    3. Maize
    4. Meat
  4. The following materials can be used when making shoes except
    1. canvas
    2. rubber
    3. plastic
    4. linen
  5. The following are common illnesses. Which one is caused by eating dirty food?
    1. Pneumonia
    2. Typhoid
    3. Malaria
    4. Marasmus
  6. The following are fuels matched with the items that use them. Which one is correctly matched?
    1. Kerosene    -     Improved jiko
    2. Charcoal      -     Gas cooker
    3. Electricity     -      Jiko
    4. Wood            -    Traditional fire place
  7. Timina was asked by her mother to prepare a shopping list. Timina should consider the following except
    1. the amount of money available.
    2. the most important items to be bought.
    3. the place to buy the items.
    4. the manufacturing date.
  8. The following are sewing tools and equipment. Identify one used for taking measurements.
    1. Tape measure
    2. Thimble
    3. Needle
    4. Scissors
  9. Peter was asked to list fragile kitchen utensils used at home. He gave the following answers. Which one was wrong?
    1. Enamel cup
    2. Plastic jug
    3. Pot
    4. Flask
  10. The following are methods of preserving food. Which method is the cheapest?
    1. Refrigeration
    2. Canning
    3. Sun-drying
    4. Smoking


  1.  Grade five pupils were asked by their Physical Health Education teacher to state the safety tips to observe while skipping a rope. They mentioned the following. Which one is incorrect?
    1. Wear suitable sports shoes.
    2. Keep safe distance from each other.
    3. Skip the rope on a flat and rough surface
    4. Maintain the correct posture while skipping the rope.
  2. Players are advised to do warm up and cool down activities before and after a vigorous activity. What is the importance of cool down activities?
    1. They prepare the body for the game of the day.
    2. Muscles become warm.
    3. Help prevent injuries.
    4. The heurt beat goes back to normal gradually.
  3. When participating in a vigorous exercise. which one of the following happens to the body?
    1. The person sweats a lot.
    2. The body temperature decreases.
    3. Jones become weaker.
    4. The person breathes slowly.
  4. Grade 5 learners were asked to state reasons why they need strong muscles. They gave the following response:
    Ann -To reduce injuries during daily activities.
    Beta -To increase body fats.
    Chloe -To maintain correct posture.
    Jack -To maintain strong bones.
    Who among the four learners gave a wrong answer?
    1. Ann
    2. Beta
    3. Chloe
    4. Jack
  5. Leisure activities are divided into two: Passive and active leisure activities. Which one of the following is a passive leisure activity?
    1. Running
    2. Playing football
    3. Watching a football match
    4. Jogging
  6. The local authorities advised citizens of Nimbo village to take care of recreational facilities. Which one of the following is not a way of taking care of these places?
    1. Drawing graffiti.
    2. Avoiding littering the areas.
    3. Planting trees in these areas.
    4. Cleaning the environment.
  7. Learners in Baraka academy were asked to write a report on drug and substance abuse. Which one of the following could help them tell if someone is using drugs or not?
    1. High concentration in class.
    2. Being peaceful all the time.
    3. The kind of friends.
    4. Showing interest in school.
  8. The following are items found in a first aid kit. Which item is used for covering burnt skin?
    1. Adhesive strip dressings.
    2. Triangular bandage.
    3. Wound dressings.
    4. Non-adhesive dressings.
  9. Athletes should be properly hydrated. What is the correct percentage of water that they should have in their body?
    1. 10%
    2. 60%
    3. 100%
    4. 75%
  10. An athlete should abstain from drug and substance abuse because it leads to
    1. muscular strength
    2. organ failure
    3. good health
    4. ability to perform properly in sporting activity.
  11. The following are safety tips to observe when performing hand juggling. Which one is not?
    1. Use safe objects.
    2. Play in safe environment.
    3. Use sharp heavy objects.
    4. Keep distance when hand juggling in groups.
  12. A ball can be improvised from locally available materials. Pick a group that contains materials that can be used to improvise a ball.
    1. Stones, old clothes, thread, scissors.
    2. Old mattresses, sisal rope, string. polythene bags.
    3. Soil, waste papers, old wires. 
    4. Leaves, sand soil, sisal strings..
  13. There are different types of passes in ball games. Which one is used to make a long pass?
    1. Chest pass
    2. Overarm pass
    3. Overhead pass
    4. Underarm pass
  14. The act of sending the ball to the batsman using a continuous smooth under arm action is called
    1. bailing
    2. fielding
    3. battling
    4. bowling
  15. The following are ways of colning un injured person except one. Which one?
    1. Holding the injured part lightly
    2. Keeping the injured person war
    3. Talking to the injured person positively.
    4. Keeping he injured person comfortable



  1. D
  2. B
  3. C
  4. A
  5. A
  6. D
  7. B
  8. D
  9. C
  10. B
  11. A
  12. D
  13. C
  14. A
  15. C


  1. A
  2. C
  3. A
  4. D
  5. B
  6. C
  7. A
  8. C
  9. B
  10. D


  1. B
  2. C
  3. C
  4. D
  5. B
  6. D
  7. D
  8. A
  9. B
  10. C


  1. C
  2. D
  3. A
  4. B
  5. C
  6. A
  7. C
  8. D
  9. D
  10. B
  11. C
  12. B
  13. C
  14. D
  15. A
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