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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Earth Science Questions

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Grade 6 Minerals
Grade 6 Rocks
In what type of rock can you sometimes find fossils?
  1. igneous
  2. sedimentary
  3. metamorphic
  4. lava
Grade 6 Geology
What do you call a scientist who studies rocks?
  1. an astronomer
  2. a biologist
  3. a rock star
  4. a geologist
Grade 6 Rocks
What is the largest rock called?
  1. Boulder
  2. Pebble
  3. Clay
Grade 6 Rocks
What is the process of rocks being broken down over time called?
  1. Weathering
  2. Accumulation
  3. Condensation
  4. Evaporation
Grade 6 Rocks
Rocks are classified by
  1. how they are formed
  2. when they are formed
  3. where they are formed
Grade 6 Rocks
What process occurs to change sedimentary rock into igneous rock?
  1. sediments melted
  2. sediments compacted
  3. sediments weathered
Grade 6 Rocks
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
The mantle is the earth's thickest layer and is mostly made up of
  1. nickel and iron.
  2. magma, or melted rock.
  3. water.
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Grade 6 Rocks
Soil is made of
  1. weathered rocks and minerals
  2. dead plants and animals
  3. air and water
  4. all answer choices
Grade 6 Rocks
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
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