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Grade 4 Rocks
All rocks, on earth's surface, can weather and become sediments.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Air is a mixture of many different
  1. stars
  2. rocks
  3. gases
Grade 4 Rocks
What are rocks made of?
  1. minerals
  2. seeds
  3. living things
  4. wood
Grade 4 Rocks
The cycle of old rocks turning into new rocks is called                     .
  1. the mineral cycle
  2. the sedimentary cycle
  3. the fossil cycle
  4. the rock cycle
Grade 4 Rocks
Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have been changed from heat and pressure.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
Sedimentary rocks are rocks that are formed when many small pieces of rock are glued together.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
All rocks are made up of minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Select the types of habitat destruction that are caused by human activity. Choose all that apply.
  1. Deforestation
  2. Flooding
  3. Oil Spill
  4. Tornadoes
  5. Farming
  6. Mining
Grade 4 Rocks
Rocks that are formed when many small pieces of rock are glued together are called                .
  1. Igneous
  2. Metamorphic
  3. Sedimentary
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Coal is a naturally forming rock. It formed millions of years ago from the remains of plants and animals. Coal is mined from the Earth, then burned for energy.

Which sentence from the passage describes how people change the Earth's surface?
  1. Coal is a naturally forming rock.
  2. It formed millions of years ago from the remains of plants and animals.
  3. Coal is mined from the Earth, then burned for energy.
Grade 4 Rocks
Igneous rocks can form on the Earth's surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Geomorphology
The two types of weathering are
  1. physical and robotic
  2. wind and mechanical
  3. chemical and physical
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
Rain, sleet, hail, and snow are all part of the                 process in the water cycle.
  1. transpiration
  2. evaporation
  3. precipitation
Grade 4 Rocks
Christie is studying different types of soil. She is comparing clay, sand, gravel and silt. In which soil type will she find the smallest particles?
  1. Loam
  2. Silt
  3. Clay
  4. Gravel
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
As water vapor rises in the atmosphere, it cools and changes back to a liquid. Tiny drops of liquid form clouds in this process called
  1. Condensation
  2. Precipitation
  3. Run-off
Grade 4 Rocks
Some plants need more water to be able to grow. Juniper trees thrive in a dry condition. They do not need much water to be able to grow. Which type of soil would be the best for a Juniper tree?
  1. Clay
  2. Humus clay mix
  3. Sandy soil
  4. Silt
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
Ninety-seven percent of the world's water resources are found in
  1. fresh water
  2. salt water
  3. groundwater
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is not an example of reduce, reuse, recycle?
  1. Using worn-out clothes for rags.
  2. Refilling plastic water bottles.
  3. Throwing old toys in the trash can.
  4. Taking aluminum cans to the school recycling center.
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
Water taken from plants on the Earth's surface into the air is called which of the following?
  1. evaporation
  2. transpiration
  3. condensation
Grade 4 Rocks
When magma cools it forms igneous rock. Where is magma found?
  1. above ground
  2. underground
  3. on a mountain
  4. on the outside of a volcano
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