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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Earth Science Questions

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Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which is an example of a natural disaster?
  1. a small earthquake strikes an area without any cities or towns
  2. a blizzard hits a city and roofs collapses under the weight of the snow
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
  1. Anemometer
  2. Barometer
  3. Wind vane
  4. Psychrometer
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which type of clouds brings thunderstorm weather?
  1. cirrus
  2. stratus
  3. cumulus
  4. cumulonimbus
Grade 5 Earth's Layers
What is the center layer of the Earth called?
  1. Crust
  2. Core
  3. Mantle
  4. Atmosphere
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Air pollution can be caused by
  1. chemicals
  2. burning fossil fuels or trash
  3. dust
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Tectonics
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which is the best example of a human impact on the atmosphere?
  1. burning fossil fuels
  2. mining for mineral ores
  3. building a dam for hydroelectric energy
  4. hunting passenger pigeons to extinction
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
Lake Baikal in Russia is considered the largest fresh water lake in the world by volume. It holds about one-fifth of the Earth's liquid, fresh surface water. America's Lake Superior holds the largest volume of fresh surface water in North America.

Which is a correct conclusion that can be drawn from the passage?
  1. Lake Baikal holds one-fifth of the world's water.
  2. Lake Baikal covers more area than any other lake.
  3. Lake Baikal is the world's largest source of drinking water.
  4. Lake Baikal holds a larger volume of fresh water than Lake Superior.
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What is the blanket of air surrounding the earth?
  1. front
  2. climate
  3. humidity
  4. atmosphere
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which is an example of condensation?
  1. 12 inches of snow falls in December.
  2. On a hot day, water on the sidewalk quickly disappears.
  3. During a hurricane, 3 inches of rain falls in an hour.
  4. A layer of water appears on the outside of a cup of ice water soon after it was poured.
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
When plants give off drops of water it is called.
  1. transpiration
  2. evaporation
  3. condensation
  4. matter
Grade 5 Geomorphology
Which of the following does NOT contribute to mechanical weathering?
  1. carbonic acid
  2. frost heaving
  3. plants & animals
  4. pressure release
  5. abrasion
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
Snow, hail and rain are examples of                
  1. runoff
  2. precipitation
  3. condensation
  4. water vapor
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which is a prediction of what the weather will be in the future?
  1. forecast
  2. barometer
  3. rain gauge
  4. precipitation
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