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Grade 4 Tectonics
A long narrow crack in the Earth's crust is called a(n)?
  1. mountain
  2. plates
  3. fault
  4. continental slope
Grade 4 Earth's Layers
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is an example of pollution?
  1. oil spill in the ocean
  2. burning fossil fuels
  3. littering trash on the ground
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Environmental Science
What happens when wood is burned?
  1. It releases oxygen into the atmosphere
  2. It releases nitrogen into the atmosphere
  3. It releases carbon into the atmosphere
  4. It realases hydrogen into the atmosphere
Grade 4 Rocks
Which is NOT a category of rocks?
  1. Igneous
  2. Sedimentary
  3. Metamorphic
  4. Hardness
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
The map shows the Atlantic Ocean. It also shows the continents it borders.
Map of the Atlantic
Which statement best describes continents and oceans?
  1. all continents are surrounded by oceans
  2. some continents are surrounded by oceans
  3. continents are not surrounded by oceans
Grade 4 Geomorphology
Which statement best describes what the map shows?
Topographic Map
  1. land elevation and slope
  2. governmental boundaries
  3. locations of natural resources
  4. atmospheric weather conditions
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 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Precipitation can come in the form of
  1. rain
  2. hail
  3. sleet
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Rocks
Which is NOT a characteristic of rocks?
  1. color
  2. how they break apart
  3. sedimentary
  4. shape
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
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.
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