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Grade 4 Environmental Science
Select the types of habitat destruction that are caused by human activity. Choose all that apply.
  1. Deforestation
  2. Flooding
  3. Oil Spill
  4. Tornadoes
  5. Farming
  6. Mining
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Coal is a naturally forming rock. It formed millions of years ago from the remains of plants and animals. Coal is mined from the Earth, then burned for energy.

Which sentence from the passage describes how people change the Earth's surface?
  1. Coal is a naturally forming rock.
  2. It formed millions of years ago from the remains of plants and animals.
  3. Coal is mined from the Earth, then burned for energy.
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is not an example of reduce, reuse, recycle?
  1. Using worn-out clothes for rags.
  2. Refilling plastic water bottles.
  3. Throwing old toys in the trash can.
  4. Taking aluminum cans to the school recycling center.
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which is an example of how people change the shape of the land?
  1. a space rock hits the Earth's surface
  2. a train tunnel cuts through a mountain
  3. a tree root cracks road pavement in the winter
Grade 4 Environmental Science
What is it called when you protect resources and use them wisely?
  1. pollution
  2. irrigation
  3. conservation
  4. crop rotation
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Soil erosion may be increased by humans cutting down trees in a forest.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Environmental Science
Lucas thinks that the best way to reduce the amount of garbage his family produces is to burn all of it. Why is this not the best way to reduce waste?
  1. It is a lot of work
  2. Burning garbage can release toxins into the air and pollute the air
  3. A fire creates too much heat on a hot summer day
  4. Biodegradable items do not burn
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Terracing a hillside can slow
  1. weathering
  2. absorption
  3. erosion
  4. soil formation
Grade 4 Environmental Science
When you use something again you               matter.
  1. recycle
  2. reuse
  3. reduce
  4. replace
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is NOT an effect of climate change?
  1. Rising sea levels
  2. Higher air temperatures
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Habitat loss
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Trees, solar energy, plants, oxygen and fresh water are examples of:
  1. renewable resources
  2. nonrenewable resources
Grade 4 Environmental Science
An electric car is a natural resource.
Earth Day - Electric Car
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Environmental Science
All natural hazards result in natural disasters.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Environmental Science
People can stop natural hazards from happening.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Environmental Science
The land, water, and air that makes up the environment can only be changed by people.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which resource is renewable?
  1. coal
  2. diamonds
  3. silver
  4. wind
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
Metal, paper, plastic and glass can be recycled.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Environmental Science

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Which of these environmental factors could lead to dying vegetation and wildfires?
  1. earthquakes
  2. flooding
  3. drought
  4. hurricanes
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