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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Geology Questions

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Grade 5 Historical Geology
While digging on dry land, a student found a fossil mold of a fish. Which is the best conclusion the student can draw from this?
  1. Fish lived on land long ago.
  2. The fish was a plant eater.
  3. Water once covered the dry land.
  4. Someone must have placed the fossil in the ground.
Grade 5 Minerals
Grade 5 Earth's Layers
What is the center layer of the Earth called?
  1. Crust
  2. Core
  3. Mantle
  4. Atmosphere
Grade 5 Rocks
Grade 5 Tectonics
Grade 5 Geomorphology
Over time, how will waves change rocks by the ocean?
  1. Waves will press small rocks together to form larger rocks.
  2. Waves will pound, smooth, and break apart rocks.
  3. Waves will wet the rocks, but will not change their shape.
  4. Waves will change rocks into sea salt.
Grade 5 Geomorphology
Which of the following does NOT contribute to mechanical weathering?
  1. carbonic acid
  2. frost heaving
  3. plants & animals
  4. pressure release
  5. abrasion
Grade 5 Rocks
What do all rocks have in common?
  1. same color
  2. they all have minerals
  3. same shape
  4. same size
Grade 5 Tectonics
What causes earthquakes?
  1. Earth's plates bump into each other.
  2. Magma breaks through the Earth's crust.
  3. Violent shaking occurs in the ground.
  4. Rocks fall to the ground.
Grade 5 Earth's Layers
What do the plates float on?
  1. crust
  2. mantle
  3. inner core
  4. outer core
Grade 5 Rocks
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