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Grade 4 Atmosphere
Precipitation can come in the form of
  1. rain
  2. hail
  3. sleet
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Rocks
How do plants help form soil?
  1. Plants break up rocks by spreading roots into cracks.
  2. Plant stems surround the rocks until they break.
  3. Plant leaves protect the rocks from extreme temperatures.
  4. Plants fall into rocks and release chemicals.
Grade 4 Rocks
Which is NOT a characteristic of rocks?
  1. color
  2. how they break apart
  3. sedimentary
  4. shape
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
Earth's water
  1. is mostly in its vapor state at any given time.
  2. has been recycled for billions of years.
  3. freezes as it rises into the atmosphere.
  4. only falls to Earth as rain.
Grade 4 Geomorphology
How can water in the cracks of a rock cause the rock to break apart?
  1. The water evaporates.
  2. The water changes to ice and expands.
  3. The wind erodes the rock.
  4. The wind caused the rock to fall.
Grade 4 Minerals
What properties are used to classify minerals? Select all that apply.
  1. color
  2. luster
  3. hematite
  4. cleavage
  5. streak
  6. galena
  7. hardness
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What is weathering?
  1. Rocks breaking down into sand and silt over time.
  2. Depositing sediment that has been moved.
  3. Wind, water, and ice carrying away sediment.
  4. Glaciers
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 4 Rocks
melted, liquid rock beneath Earth's surface
  1. volcanoes
  2. magma
  3. tectonic plates
  4. Richter scale
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What are the two types of weathering?
  1. chemical and specific
  2. physical and connective
  3. chemical and physical
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
Choose the correct water cycle sequence.
  1. Weathering, Erosion, Deposition
  2. Precipitation, Condensation, Evaporation
  3. Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation
  4. Rain, sleet, and snow
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What type of erosion would occur in the Sahara Desert?
  1. Glacial Erosion
  2. Water Erosion
  3. Wind Erosion
  4. None of the above
Grade 4 Geomorphology
Weathering and erosion are the processes through which rock is
  1. physically and chemically changed.
  2. chemically altered and moved to a new location.
  3. broken down and moved to another place.
  4. chemically altered and broken into small pebbles.
Grade 4 Geomorphology
What must occur before erosion can happen?
  1. Deposition
  2. Weathering
  3. Rainfall
  4. Glaciers
Grade 4 Atmosphere
What do we measure air temperature with?
  1. Rain gauge
  2. Wind gauge
  3. Thermometer
  4. Wind vane
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