SPM Science 2017, Paper 2 (Question 4)

Question 4:
Diagram 4.1 and Diagram 4.2 show the set-up of an experiment to study the malleability of different materials by hitting it with a hammer.
Diagram 4.1

Diagram 4.2

(a) Based on Diagram 4.1,
(i) State one observation for this experiment.
(ii) State one inference for your answer in 4(a)(i). [2 marks]

(b) State the responding variable in this experiment. [1 mark]

(c) Mark (√) in the boxes provided the material which has the same characteristic as material in Diagram 4.2. [1 mark]
Iron        [     ]
Sulphur  [     ]

(d) Copper is a metal. Based on this experiment, state the operational definition of metal. [1 mark]

(a)(i) Copper block is changed to copper plate by hitting it with a hammer.

(a)(ii) Copper is malleable.

(b) The malleability of substances

(c) Sulphur

(d) Metal is a substance that can change its shape when hit

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