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Grade 4 Rocks
When magma cools it forms igneous rock. Where is magma found?
  1. above ground
  2. underground
  3. on a mountain
  4. on the outside of a volcano
Grade 4 Rocks
Which of the following are examples of sedimentary rocks?
  1. marble, slate, quartzite
  2. limestone, coal, sandstone
  3. granite, basalt, pumice
Grade 4 Rocks
Which of the following are examples of igneous rock?
  1. marble, slate, quartzite
  2. limestone, coal, sandstone
  3. granite, basalt, pumice
Grade 4 Rocks
Sally is observing a piece of obsidian with a hand lens. She knows that igneous rock has many properties. Which is a property of igneous rock?
  1. It is always very soft.
  2. It is always formed when molten rock cools.
  3. It is made of crushed animal shells, bone and teeth.
  4. It forms when heat and pressure change other rocks.
Grade 4 Rocks
Cooled lava on Earth's surface turns into
  1. magna
  2. a sedimentary rock
  3. a metamorphic rock
  4. an igneous rock
Grade 4 Rocks
Grade 4 Rocks
What natural forces cause rocks to change into metamorphic rock?
  1. pressure from above and heat from the magna
  2. transportation and heat in the layers below the rock
  3. heat and pressure from the magna
  4. pressure and weathering in the layers above the rock
Grade 4 Rocks
What is a sedimentary rock?
  1. shale
  2. diamond
  3. granite
  4. marble
Grade 4 Rocks
Grade 4 Rocks
Which is NOT a category of rocks?
  1. Igneous
  2. Sedimentary
  3. Metamorphic
  4. Hardness
Grade 4 Rocks
Which is NOT a characteristic of rocks?
  1. color
  2. how they break apart
  3. sedimentary
  4. shape
Grade 4 Rocks
How do plants help form soil?
  1. Plants break up rocks by spreading roots into cracks.
  2. Plant stems surround the rocks until they break.
  3. Plant leaves protect the rocks from extreme temperatures.
  4. Plants fall into rocks and release chemicals.
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