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Branches of Earth Science (Grade 6)

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Branches of Earth Science

1. 
Which area of science studies the earth's history and structure?
  1. Astronomy
  2. Oceanography
  3. Meteorology
  4. Geology
2. 
The sun is made up of several layers. What type of scientist studies the processes that occur in the different layers of the sun?
Diagram - Sun With Text Labels
  1. geologist
  2. astronomer
  3. meteorologist
  4. oceanographer
3. 
This Earth science studies the materials that make up Earth:
  1. astronomy
  2. meteorology
  3. geology
  4. oceanography
4. 
Which type of scientist studies the impact of air pollution on long term changes in the earth's atmosphere?
Earth Day - Factory
  1. geologist
  2. astronomer
  3. climatologist
  4. meteorologist
5. 
This Earth science studies how human activities, such as oil spills, affect Earth's oceans:
  1. astronomy
  2. meteorology
  3. geology
  4. oceanography
6. 
This Earth science studies forces and processes that produce weather:
  1. astronomy
  2. meteorology
  3. geology
  4. oceanography
7. 
Mount St. Helens had a series of explosive eruptions in 1980. Which type of Earth scientist studies the causes of volcanic eruptions?
Volcano - Stratovolcano - Small
  1. geologist
  2. astronomer
  3. climatologist
  4. meteorologist
8. 
Weather maps show information about atmospheric conditions. This map shows information about atmospheric pressure and weather fronts. Which type of Earth scientist works on developing and interpreting weather maps?
Weather Map
  1. geologist
  2. astronomer
  3. meteorologist
  4. oceanographer
9. 
Which area of Earth science includes the study of stars?
  1. meteorology
  2. hydrology
  3. geology
  4. astronomy
10. 
The earth's crust is broken into large sections called tectonic plates. The map shows the earth's major tectonic plates. Which type of scientist studies the movement of earth's tectonic plates?
Tectonic Plates With Labels
  1. geologist
  2. astronomer
  3. meteorologist
  4. oceanographer

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