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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Environmental Science Questions

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Grade 8 Environmental Science
Which of the following would be the best place to tap into geothermal energy?
  1. volcanic Iceland
  2. the plains of Illinois
  3. the rain forests of Brazil
  4. mountainous Switzerland
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Which of the following is NOT a renewable source of energy?
  1. falling water
  2. natural gas
  3. wind
  4. sunlight
Grade 8 Environmental Science
To be potable means that the water is                                 .
  1. Turbid
  2. Fit to bath in but not to drink
  3. Not fit to drink or to bath in
  4. Fit to drink and use for bathing
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Which of the following is NOT an alternative energy resource?
  1. fossil fuels
  2. geothermal energy
  3. solar energy
  4. hydroelectric energy
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Which of the following is a possible effect of high nutrient levels in a water system?
  1. Fish kills
  2. Increased water temperature
  3. Less algae
  4. Healthier fish
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Grade 8 Environmental Science
What does it mean when a scientist says a lake has a high turbidity?
  1. The water has a lot of particles in it.
  2. The water is very clear.
  3. The water is very basic.
  4. The water can support many organisms.
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Grade 8 Environmental Science
The energy source powering the geyser Old Faithful, in Yellowstone National Park, is
  1. electrical energy.
  2. wind energy.
  3. nuclear energy.
  4. geothermal energy.
Grade 8 Environmental Science
The United States' primary source of electrical energy is generated by
  1. falling water.
  2. burning fossil fuels.
  3. the wind.
  4. burning biomass.
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Unlike fossil fuels, biomass
  1. consists of inorganic compounds.
  2. is a major source of worldwide energy.
  3. emits no carbon dioxide when burned.
  4. is considered a renewable resource.
Grade 8 Environmental Science
What is ozone?
  1. A form of oxygen
  2. The middle zone of the atmosphere
  3. The coldest layer of the atmosphere
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Sunlight is considered to be
  1. the cause of global warming.
  2. the cause of acid rain.
  3. a renewable resource.
  4. a nonrenewable resource.
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Plants, wood, and animal waste are all examples of
  1. inorganic matter.
  2. fossil fuels.
  3. biomass.
  4. nonrenewable resources.
Grade 8 Environmental Science
The energy contained in fossil fuels originally came from
  1. photosynthesis.
  2. heat from the center of the Earth.
  3. the compression of fuel.
  4. pressurization.
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Grade 8 Environmental Science
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