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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Earth Science Questions

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Grade 6 Environmental Science
Increase in human population impacts which of earth's spheres?
  1. biosphere only
  2. biosphere and hydrosphere only
  3. biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere only
  4. biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and geosphere
Grade 6 Environmental Science
Grade 6 Tectonics
Which of these is not an energy wave from an earthquake?
  1. P waves
  2. S waves
  3. Surface waves
  4. Tidal waves
Grade 6 Rocks
Grade 6 Rocks
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
Who is in the most danger from a tsunami?
  1. a person flying in an airplane
  2. a person hiking up an inland mountain
  3. a person playing in the sand on a coastal beach
  4. a person on a cruise ship floating in deep ocean water
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Which of these is an example of weathering?
  1. Mountains are built
  2. Water freezes
  3. Plant roots widen a crack in a rock
  4. A volcano erupts
Grade 6 Atmosphere
What would the following symbol indicate on a weather map?
Symbol - Stationary Front
  1. Cold Front
  2. Warm Front
  3. Occluded Front
  4. Stationary Front
Grade 6 Environmental Science
What are the two sources of energy for the Earth system?
  1. The wind & rain
  2. The sun & earth's interior
  3. Thunder & lightning
  4. Earth's oil & gas
Grade 6 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 6 Environmental Science
Plastic is made from
  1. Recycled bicycle tires
  2. Petroleum
  3. Petrified calcium carbonate
  4. Bark from the cork tree
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
Which of earth's spheres is best represented by the diagram?
Layers Of The Earth
  1. biosphere
  2. geosphere
  3. atmosphere
  4. hydrosphere
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