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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Geology Questions

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Grade 5 Earth's Layers
What is the center layer of the Earth called?
  1. Crust
  2. Core
  3. Mantle
  4. Atmosphere
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
Grade 5 Minerals
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
Grade 5 Geomorphology
A volcano shaped like a bowl in the middle with long gentle slopes made by basaltic lava flows.
  1. Cinder Cones
  2. Composite Volcanoes
  3. Shield Volcanoes
  4. Lava Volcanoes
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.
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