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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Geology Questions

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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 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 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 Historical Geology
Fossils of sea organisms that no longer exists are sometimes found in high mountain areas. How do scientists explain these discoveries?
  1. a new climate caused an ocean to disappear.
  2. the mountains were lifted from low, wet areas.
  3. the fossils were carried there by flowing rivers.
  4. the samples were left behind from volcanic eruptions.
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
Grade 5 Minerals
Grade 5 Historical Geology
Grade 5 Geomorphology
Which of these are put in the correct order?
  1. deposition, erosion, weathering
  2. weathering, erosion, deposition
  3. erosion, deposition, weathering
  4. weathering, deposition, erosion
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