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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Geology Questions

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Grade 6 Rocks
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
Grade 6 Tectonics
According to the plate tectonics theory, all of the following statements are true EXCEPT-
  1. The movement of the Earth's plates sometimes creates magma.
  2. Deposition causes earthquakes.
  3. Earth's landmasses were once part of the supercontinent Pangaea.
  4. The movement of the Earth's crust created mountains.
Grade 6 Tectonics
Which of these is not an energy wave from an earthquake?
  1. P waves
  2. S waves
  3. Surface waves
  4. Tidal waves
Grade 6 Geomorphology
When a volcano has not erupted for a long time and is quiet, why is it that people would want to live near it?
  1. A volcano removes trees.
  2. Soil made from weathered volcanic rock is very fertile and rich for farming.
  3. Volcanoes release various gases.
  4. Volcanoes are spectacular to watch.
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
Grade 6 Rocks
Grade 6 Tectonics
How do you locate the epicenter of an earthquake using a seismograph?
  1. Look for the largest magnitude wave
  2. Look for the shortest magnitude wave
  3. Pick one wave at random because it looks good
  4. Triangulate between multiple waves
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Which of these is an example of weathering?
  1. Mountains are built
  2. Water freezes
  3. Plant roots widen a crack in a rock
  4. A volcano erupts
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