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Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which of the below are examples of fossil fuels?
  1. Soil, rocks, and sand
  2. Coal, oil, and natural gas
  3. Plants, trees, and animals
Grade 5 Environmental Science
                       are living and nonliving things found on Earth that people need.
  1. Fossil Fuels
  2. Renewable Resources
  3. Nonrenewable Resources
  4. Natural Resources
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Renewable resources are
  1. resources that cannot be reused or replaced
  2. resources that will never run out
  3. resources that can be replaced to be used over and over again
  4. resources such as fossil fuels
Grade 5 Environmental Science
We can take waste materials like newspaper and glass and use them again. If we                 them, they are collected and sent to plants that will turn them into new products. This will also reduce the size of landfills.
  1. remove
  2. reduce
  3. reuse
  4. recycle
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Natural resources that cannot be reused or replaced in person's lifetime are
  1. inexhaustible resources
  2. renewable resources
  3. nonrenewable resources
  4. unnatural resources
Grade 5 Environmental Science
What is an example of a perpetual renewable resource?
  1. coal
  2. wind
  3. oil
  4. gas
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which is the best reason why understanding global warming so important?
  1. because it can negatively affect plants and animals, but not people
  2. because it can negatively affect people, but not plants and animals
  3. because it can negatively affect people, plants, and animals
Grade 5 Environmental Science
It is important to use things we have in different ways. If we                 materials such as plastic and glass containers they will not fill up the landfills so quickly. Another way to reduce the amount of garbage is to repair broken things rather than throw them out.
  1. remove
  2. reduce
  3. reuse
  4. recycle
Grade 5 Environmental Science
There are important ways in which we can deal with the garbage problem. We must try to                , or cut down, on the amount of plastics and glass containers we use. Paper products and fewer throw-away packaging materials must be used instead.
  1. replace
  2. reduce
  3. reuse
  4. recycle
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Raw materials supplied by Earth or nature that are necessary or useful to people are
  1. human resources
  2. natural resources
  3. soil layers
  4. conservation
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 an 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 an animal to extinction
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Precipitation resulting from pollution condensing into clouds and falling to the Earth is             acid rain            
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Petroleum is a fossil fuel.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which of these warms most of the air, water, and land on Earth?
  1. coal
  2. electricity
  3. sunlight
  4. wind
Grade 5 Environmental Science
A growing problem for all Americans is what to do with our garbage. We must try to protect our                 from being polluted by garbage. We need clean air to breathe and pure water to drink.
  1. land
  2. water
  3. air
  4. environment
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Freshwater can become polluted and unsafe for drinking or cooking. The word that most closely defines polluted is                .
  1. contained
  2. salt water
  3. purified
  4. contaminated
Grade 5 Environmental Science
A. Hydrocarbon B. Petroleum C. Coal D. Natural Gas

1. Crude Oil             petroleum            
2. A mixture of methane and other gases from decomposed marine organisms               natural gas              
3. A solid fossil fuel formed from decomposed plant remains        coal       
4. A compound made of the elements hydrogen & carbon               hydrocarbon              
Grade 5 Environmental Science
This science studies the Earth and all the things on it.
  1. astro-science
  2. life science
  3. geoscience
  4. physical science
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
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