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1 LSS 4 International enchmark Tests in English, Mathematics & Science Science Practice Test OUT THIS PRTIE TEST This Practice Test has 15 questions. It has been designed to give you an idea of the main IT assessment. NSWERING THE QUESTIONS Each question has four options. hoose the EST answer from the four options,, or. You will find the key to the answers on the last page of this booklet. EQUIPMENT LLOWE IN THIS PRTIE TEST You may use a pencil for this Practice Test. You may NOT use a dictionary. ESTIMTE TIME FOR THIS PRTIE TEST You should be able to complete this Practice Test in approximately 30 minutes. opyright 2012 ustralian ouncil for Educational Research

2 1 Which of these spends its young life only in water? 2 Light colours reflect more light than dark colours. Smooth surfaces reflect more light than rough surfaces. Which of these things reflect the least light? 3 4 black umbrella yellow raincoat grey jumper mirror Which property of air allows hot air balloons to float? air traps the warmth of the sun air is important for breathing air is a mixture of gases warm air rises Which of these is a renewable source of energy? coal hydroelectricity natural gas petroleum opyright 2012 ustralian ouncil for Educational Research 2 lass 4 Science Practice Test

3 5 Which of these would be best to measure the length of a classroom? piece of wood 30 cm ruler tape measure rope 6 amouflaged animals look like the things around them. Where would this camouflaged insect most likely live? in a tree on a beach under water in a desert 7 How does camouflage help this insect to survive? It makes it easier for the insect to eat food. It makes it hard for insect-eaters to find it. larger body helps this insect to move about. It makes it easier for this insect to find other insects. 8 li has four objects. Which object will roll smoothly down a slope? lass 4 Science Practice Test 3 opyright 2012 ustralian ouncil for Educational Research

4 9 This chart shows how long it takes each planet to orbit the Sun. Planet Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Length of orbit Which of the following statement is true? Uranus completes its orbit faster than Neptune. Mars takes more time to complete its orbit than Neptune. Jupiter completes its orbit faster than any other planet. Earth takes slightly less time to complete its orbit than Venus. 10 This is a picture of the Earth and the Sun in space. X Y Which of the following is true? It is day at point X and night at point Y. It is night at point X and day at point Y. It is day at both points X and Y. It is night at both points X and Y. opyright 2012 ustralian ouncil for Educational Research 4 lass 4 Science Practice Test

5 11 Salman measures the length of a leaf with a centimetre ruler. What is the length of the leaf? 3 cm 6 cm 9 cm 12 cm hmed saw this chart about the development of babies. 3 months Reacts to loud sounds. 6 months Turns head towards sound. 9 months Says mama, dada. 24 months Listens to simple stories; ombines two or more words into short sentences. 18 months Follows simple instructions; Points to people, body parts or toys. 12 months Imitates speech; Understands simple words; First word appears. 12 Look at the information in the chart. t what age does a baby first begin to speak? 3 months 6 months 9 months 24 months 13 Look at the information in the chart. What can a 10 month old child probably do? say mama and dada follow simple instructions talk in short sentences point to their toys lass 4 Science Practice Test 5 opyright 2012 ustralian ouncil for Educational Research

6 14 Vishal found these things in a pond: Things found tadpoles frogs stones lilies Number found He made a column graph to show what he found. 25 Things found in a pond 20 Number found Things found Which column on the graph shows the number of lilies Vishal found? olumn olumn olumn olumn 15 Vishal wanted to look more closely at the tadpoles. He put some tadpoles into water. What would be the best container to use? a cardboard box a covered metal container a plastic container with a net over the top a plastic box with small holes in the bottom opyright 2012 ustralian ouncil for Educational Research 6 lass 4 Science Practice Test

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