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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 Environmental Science
Which of the following is a renewable resource?
  1. Wind
  2. Water
  3. Corn
  4. Solar
  5. All of these
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
The sun's energy changes lake water into a gas. What step in the water cycle is this?
  1. Condensation
  2. Precipitation
  3. Evaporation
Grade 4 Geomorphology
When wind or water breaks a rock into smaller pieces, the process is called
  1. weathering
  2. hardness
  3. igneous
  4. erosion
Grade 4 Soil
                becomes richer as dead plants decay.
  1. Topsoil
  2. Subsoil
  3. Bedrock
  4. Parent rock
Grade 4 Geomorphology
All of the following are examples of landforms except                .
  1. mountains
  2. hills
  3. valley
  4. glacier
Grade 4 Rocks
A rock is made up of a combination of minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Volcanoes
       Rock       ,        ashes         and        gases         burst from the opening of a volcano.
Grade 4 Historical Geology
A footprint is what type of fossil?
  1. Marking
  2. Imprint
  3. Trail
  4. Rock
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Which of the following is NOT an example of a cloud?
  1. Cirrus
  2. Water Vapor
  3. Altocumulus
  4. Fog
Grade 4 Volcanoes
                    are mountains made of lava layers that alternate with layers of cinders.
  1. Cinder cones
  2. Shield volcanoes
  3. Composite volcanoes
  4. Crater volcanoes
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Which is an example of precipitation?
  1. evaporation
  2. condensation
  3. snowfall
  4. clouds
Grade 4 Minerals
A mineral is made up of many rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Earth's Layers
The top layer of the Earth's surface is called the                .
  1. Mantle
  2. Crust
  3. Core
  4. Floor
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 Rocks
Igneous rocks can form under the Earth's surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Where does precipitation begin to form?
  1. in oceans
  2. in lakes
  3. under the ground
  4. in clouds
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
Grade 4 Geomorphology
Which is not an agent of weathering?
  1. ice
  2. soil
  3. wind
  4. precipitation
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