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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Environmental 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 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 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 Environmental Science
Grade 5 Environmental Science
When humans move into an environment, what is a major impact of their presence?
  1. habitat destruction
  2. changes in the climate
  3. more homes for animals
  4. more room for plants to grow
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Fertilizers flowing into a lake can cause the rapid growth of algae. How does the rapid growth of the algae affect the ecosystem of a lake?
  1. It attracts more birds and other wildlife to the lake.
  2. It prevents the loss of habitats for fish and other organisms.
  3. It causes a rapid increase in the population of fish in the lake.
  4. It causes a rapid increase in the population of plants in the lake.
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Over the past 100 years, which of the following has been most impacted by human activity?
  1. movement of tectonic plates
  2. atmospheric composition
  3. number of tsunamis
  4. volcanic activity
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which of the following is NOT a renewable resource?
  1. wind
  2. coal
  3. solar power
  4. moving water
Grade 5 Environmental Science
A wind turbine turns wind into
  1. sound
  2. electricity
  3. light
  4. food
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which of the actions below is something we can do that will most directly reduce smog concentrations?
  1. drink bottled water
  2. compost organic waste
  3. use public transportation
  4. recycle plastic containers
Grade 5 Environmental Science
A bird flies through the air. This is an example of which two major Earth systems interacting?
Pictograph - Eagle
  1. biosphere and geosphere
  2. atmosphere and biosphere
  3. geosphere and hydrosphere
  4. hydrosphere and atmosphere
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