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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Environmental Science Questions

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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
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
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
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which resource is renewable?
  1. coal
  2. diamonds
  3. silver
  4. wind
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Grade 4 Environmental Science
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 Environmental Science
Grade 4 Environmental Science
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