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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 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 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
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Which natural hazard is caused by weather?
  1. flooding
  2. tsunami
  3. earthquake
  4. volcanic eruption
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Strong winds can result in natural hazards. Which two natural hazards listed result from strong winds?
  1. tornadoes and tsunamis
  2. hurricanes and tornadoes
  3. tsunamis and earthquakes
  4. earthquakes and hurricanes
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is a renewable resource?
  1. Wind
  2. Water
  3. Corn
  4. Solar
  5. All of these
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which is an example of how people change the shape of the land?
  1. a space rock hits the Earth's surface
  2. a train tunnel cuts through a mountain
  3. a tree root cracks road pavement in the winter
Grade 4 Rocks
Which of the following are examples of sedimentary rocks?
  1. marble, slate, quartzite
  2. limestone, coal, sandstone
  3. granite, basalt, pumice
Grade 4 Rocks
Which of the following are examples of igneous rock?
  1. marble, slate, quartzite
  2. limestone, coal, sandstone
  3. granite, basalt, pumice
Grade 4 Environmental Science
What is it called when you protect resources and use them wisely?
  1. pollution
  2. irrigation
  3. conservation
  4. crop rotation
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
In the water cycle, what happens during evaporation?
  1. water vapor changes to liquid water
  2. water falls to the ground from clouds
  3. liquid water changes to water vapor
  4. water flows over the ground
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Where does precipitation begin to form?
  1. in oceans
  2. in lakes
  3. under the ground
  4. in clouds
Grade 4 Geomorphology
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Which of these must happen to form a cloud?
  1. water vapor condensing
  2. rain falling
  3. snow falling
  4. ice melting
Grade 4 Atmosphere
What is fog?
  1. frozen precipitation
  2. a cloud high in the sky
  3. a cloud on or near the ground
  4. rain
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