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Cause and Effect (Grade 3)

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Cause and Effect

1. 
The ice cream cone melted because it was a hot day. What is the cause?
  1. The ice cream cone melted
  2. Ice cream cone
  3. It was a hot day
  4. Ice cream is yummy
2. 
The skating party was cancelled because of the snowstorm.

What caused the skating party to be cancelled?
  1. Reading Night
  2. Everyone went skiing.
  3. The snowstorm
  4. The lights went out.
3. 
Since no one signed up for the school talent show, the teachers decided to cancel it and try again next year. What is the cause?
  1. No one signed up for the school talent show.
  2. They canceled the show.
  3. They will try again next year.
  4. Many kids signed up for the talent show.
4. 
Angel practiced every night for basketball tryouts. The coach let her play on the team. What is the effect?
  1. Angel practiced.
  2. Angel studied for her test.
  3. Angel got to play on the team.
5. 
Joan did not study for her test so she made an "F". What is the cause?
  1. She did not study.
  2. She played outside.
  3. She made an "F".
6. 
She slipped on the sidewalk because her shoes were untied. What is the cause?
  1. Banana peel
  2. Her shoes were untied
  3. She slipped
7. 
The boy started to cry because he hurt his arm. What is the effect?
  1. He started to cry.
  2. He ran home.
  3. He hurt his arm.
8. 
If a balloon gets stuck with a rose thorn, it will pop. What is the cause of the balloon popping?
  1. The rose thorn is sharp and sticks the balloon.
  2. The balloon starts floating away.
  3. The balloon is old.
  4. The rose thorn is too soft to pop the balloon.
9. 
Last weekend Elianna was so excited about playing on the beach. She played in the water, built sand castles and picked up seashells. Because she forgot to put on sunscreen, she felt very hot at the end of the day. Her skin was as red as fire and she couldn't stand to touch it. She was sunburned!

What caused Elianna to get sunburned?
  1. The beach was near her house.
  2. It was raining outside all day.
  3. She forgot to eat bananas before she went to the beach.
  4. She forgot to put on sunscreen.
10. 
Last weekend you were so excited about playing on the beach. You played in the water, built sand castles and picked up seashells. Because you forgot to put on sunscreen, at the end of the day you felt very hot, your skin was as red as fire, you couldn't stand to touch it. You were sunburned!

What is the effect of not wearing sunscreen?
  1. You put on sunscreen.
  2. You were sunburned.
  3. You won't go to the beach again.
  4. You had to sing a song while you ate.

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