# Exam Questions – First Term Examination Basic Science and Technology Primary 3 (Basic 3)

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BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM EXAMINATION

CLASS – PRIMARY 3 (BASIC 3)

SECTION A

Answer all the questions in this section.

Choose the correct answer from the options:

1. Which of these is not a unit for measuring length?

[a] Kilogram

[b] metre

[c] centimeter

2. “ C M “ is the short form of writing.

[a] center meter

[c] centimetre

3. Mass simply means __________________.

[a] length

[b] weight

[c] space

4. Time can be measured in these units except __________________.

[a] second

[b] hour

[c] kilogram

5. How many minutes are there in 1 hour?

[a] 6 minutes

[b] 60 minutes

[c] 24 minutes

6. Which of these soil types is stiff and sticky?

[a] clay

[b] loamy

[c] sandy

7. Air in motion is called __________________.

[a] wind

[b] thunder

[c] lightening

8. __________________ is one of the gases in air.

[a] monogen

[b] hydrogen

[c] oxygen

9. __________________ is the upper most layer of the earth in which plants grow.

[a] water

[b] soil

[c] sky

10. The mass of an objects is the same as its __________________.

[a] weight

[b] content

[c] texture

11. The soil used for planting is __________________.

[a] loamy soil

[b] sandy soil

[c] clay soil

12. All these are the objects that float in the water except __________________.

[a] stone

[b] nylon

[c] boat

13. Man eats both plants and animals.

[a] Yes

[b] No

[c] maybe

14. Living things have life.

[a] True

[b] False

[c] Not sure

15. Living things can grow and die.

[a] True

[b] False

[c] may be

SECTION B

Attempt all the questions in this section.

1. Define mass.

__________________________________________________________________

2a. Define plant and list their examples.

__________________________________________________________________

b. List 8 instrument use in measuring kilogram:

I. ______________________________________________________

ii. ______________________________________________________

iii. ______________________________________________________

iv. ______________________________________________________

3a. Define animals and give their examples.

__________________________________________________________________

b. The S. I unit of length is __________________.

4a. What is living things?

__________________________________________________________________

b. List the characteristics of MR NIGER D.

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

5a. Define soil.

__________________________________________________________________

b. Mention 3 types soil:

i. __________________

ii. __________________

iii. __________________

6a. Air means ___________________________________________________.

b. List 3 objects that can float and 3 objects that cannot float in the air:

i. __________________ and __________________

ii. __________________ and __________________

iii. __________________ and __________________

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