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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
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
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
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which phrase is the best example of conserving a natural resource?
  1. taking shorter showers
  2. burning paper trash
  3. packing groceries in paper bags
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which is an advantage of using methane produced in landfills to generate energy?
  1. it prevents methane from entering the atmosphere
  2. it prevents most forms of air pollution
  3. it reduces the need for additional landfills
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which is an advantage of using crop rotation over using fertilizers to add nutrients to the soil?
  1. the same crops can be planted every year
  2. soil nutrients are renewed naturally
  3. crop rotation uses less water
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
We can reduce our need for fossil fuels by developing
  1. new oil sources.
  2. natural gas lines.
  3. gasoline powered cars.
  4. alternative energy sources.
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.
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