## READING *Comprehension*

##### Read the text below, then choose the BEST answer for each item.

The water cycle is a fascinating process our Earth goes through every day. To understand how it works, we need to examine in detail how evaporation and condensation function.

We will begin with evaporation. Have you ever wondered why the mud puddles dry up after a rain? The water in the puddles absorbs heat from the sun, which causes the water to warm up and to leave the ground as vapor. This is because some of the water molecules (tiny particles), when they are heated, can move around fast enough to break away from the surface of the water. Once free from the water surface, the tiny particles rise up in the form of gas, or vapor. This gas will continually rise into the atmosphere until it cools down.

Next, let’s look at condensation. As the water vapor (or gas) rises in the atmosphere, the temperature around it becomes cooler and cooler. When the vapor rises high enough, it will cool down and lose heat. This will cause the water vapor to condense and return to its liquid state and fall down as rain. How do we get snow? The temperature of the air must be cold enough to condense the vapor and then freeze it into snow or sleet.

So, after a rain water is heated by the sun, and when enough heat is absorbed, water will evaporate and rise up into the atmosphere. In the atmosphere, the water vapor will cool down and lose heat, then condense and fall back down as rain. This process continues endlessly, and this is how the water cycle works on our Earth!

Your refrigerator is a good example of how heat is transferred. The refrigerator creates a low-temperature environment that takes in the heat from the food and drinks and then carries the heat away. This is what is known as a refrigeration cycle, and it helps to keep our food cold and fresh.

2. When liquid evaporates, it is because

3. How does a refrigerator keep the food cold?

4. When vapor loses heat, it

6. Which of the following are parts of the water cycle?

7. Where does the water cycle occur?

## MATHEMATICS *Computation*

##### Calculate and mark your answers.

2. 5 feet 9 inches + 5 feet 10 inches =

3. $3.50 + $4 + $0.70 + $6

4. 7 feet 11 inches + 8 feet 3 inches =

5. $8.65 + $0.73 + $2 + $5

7. 1,732 + 1,981 + 2,007 + 602 =

9. $16.01 + 4.50 + 11.86 + 3.35 =

10. 2.2 + .037 + 4.26 + 10.37 =

12. 8 yards 2 feet - 3 yards 2 feet =

16. 15 yards 1 foot - 6 yards 2 feet =

## MATHEMATICS *Concepts*

##### Calculate and mark your answers

1. Forty dollars and three cents means the same as

3. Which digit is in the thousands’ place in the numeral 429,385,701?

4. The roman numeral XII means?

5. Which of the following figures has four right angles?

7. The longest measurement to the right is

8. Which of the following numbers has the greatest value?

## MATHEMATICS *Problems*

##### Calculate and mark your answer

1. Sam bought 12 stickers and his friend gave him 8 more. Sam gave away 5 of the stickers. How many did he have left?

2. A garden had 6 rows of tulips with 7 tulips in each row. Nine tulips were cut and given away. How many remained?

3. Nadia is 9 years old, Jane is 10 years old, Audrey is 9 years old, and Cali is 12. What is their average age?

4. Ben had $12.00. He bought a box of crayons for $5.25, a pen for $1.50, and a pencil for $1.39. How much money did he have left?

5. Sally and her friends took a test. Sally scored 74%, Fiona scored 93%, Samira scored 98%, and Carla scored 87%. What was their average

score?

6. Mother had a dozen of eggs. She used a quarter of them to bake a cake.

How many eggs did she use?

7. What is the area of the square with a side of 7 inches

## LANGUAGE *Capitalization*

##### Choose the number of words that needs to be capitalized. If no word needs to be capitalized, choose the "N" for "None".

1. last summer, my family traveled

2. to Washington, D.C. to see

3. our nation's capital. My favorite

5. seeing the lincoln Memorial, which

6. is located at the west

7. end of the national Mall.

8. From there, jane and I

9. walked east toward the washington

10. Monument. Along the way, we

11. visited the World war II

12. memorial, where we met with

13. jack and Diane. Finally, the

14. four of us walked north

15. to see the White house.

## LANGUAGE *Usage and Structure*

##### In Items 1-20 below, decide if each statement is written in standard English. If the statement is in standard English, choose T. If it is NOT in standard English, choose F.

1. Connie sang a song for her class

2. That tree is the taller of the tree.

3. She had blew out the candles too soon.

4. The flowers were meant for you and she.

5. I like your story the best.

6. We girls had a great time.

7. The cake was a treat for you and she.

9. The kite flew higher and higher.

10. When we came over for dinner.

11. Lucy and Allen forgot they're gifts

12. An apple and a banana was on the plate

14. The children at the store was excited

15. Two cats and a goldfish is my pets

16. Lay the box on the desk