Common Entrance Revision: 30 easier questions
KS3 Levels 3 and 4

1. In what kind of cell would you find some CHLOROPLASTS?
 
 
 
 

2. Why might we add iodine solution to a slice of food in the laboratory
 
 
 
 

3. What is the pH value of pure water?
 
 
 
 

4. forcesThe diagram shows a blue ball hanging from a string.

Which red force arrow best represents the force of gravity on the ball?
 
 
 
 

5. What organ in our body contains valves?
 
 
 
 

6. What force holds a planet in orbit around the sun?
 
 
 
 

7. Which of the following metals are magnetic
 
 
 
 

8. In order to make a guitar string vibrate quicker what needs to be done to it?
 
 
 
 

9. Does the Sun rise in the North, South, West or the East
 
 
 
 

10. Tick TWO raw materials needed by plants to carry out photosynthesis
 
 
 
 

11. What is the test for oxygen gas?
 
 
 
 

12. What is the test for carbon dioxide gas?
 
 
 
 

13. The substance found in pencil ‘leads’ is made from
 
 
 
 

14. Camels have wide feet.
How does this help them walk on sand?
 
 
 
 

15. Pick a substance that burns with a bright white flame
 
 
 
 

16. Which gas is removed from the air when something burns?
 
 
 
 

17. body5What is the name of organ ‘H’
 
 
 
 

18. What are the properties of plastic that make it useful for making washing up bowls?

 
 
 
 

19. What is meant by your ‘pulse’
 
 
 
 

20. cell3This diagram shows three human body cells

Which one represents a sperm cell?
 
 
 

21. Which of the sentences below is not correct
 
 
 
 

22. forcesThe diagram shows a blue ball hanging from a string.

Which force arrow best represents the force of the string pulling on the ball?
 
 
 
 

23. apparatus4What is the purpose of the piece of apparatus shown?
 
 
 
 

24. What colour would Universal Indcator turn when added to a strong acid?
 
 
 
 

25. What  does a seedling need to help it grow?
 
 
 
 

26. If you went to the moon what would happen to your weight?
 
 
 

27. Which of the features listed below would be found in ALL living animals an plants
 
 
 
 

28. The term ‘ CERAMICS’ refers to what group of substances?
 
 
 
 

29. What do we call something that does not allow light to pass through it?
 
 
 
 

30. cell1This is a diagram of a typical animal cell.

What is represented by structure labelled B?