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Grade 2 Oceanography and Hydrology
Most of Earth is covered by oceans.
  1. Yes - True
  2. No - False
Grade 2 Environmental Science
Earth is made up of water, rocks, soil and                .
  1. insects
  2. air
  3. clouds
  4. people
Grade 2 Environmental Science
These collect energy from the Sun.
  1. Wind mills
  2. Solar panels
  3. Water dams
  4. Toasters
Grade 2 Earth's Layers
What is the outside layer of Earth called?
  1. grass
  2. surface layer
  3. crust
Grade 2 Rocks
What will change volcano lava into rock?
  1. mixing with rocks
  2. heating from the Sun
  3. colder temperatures
Grade 2 Atmosphere
Which word better matches the sentence?

This is a funnel of spinning air that reaches from the bottom of a thunderstorm to the ground.
  1. tornado
  2. lightning
Grade 2 Environmental Science
Earth's greatest source of energy is the                .
  1. Sun
  2. water
  3. wind
  4. people
Grade 2 Atmosphere
When we have summer in our part of the world, Earth tilts in what direction?
  1. away from the Sun
  2. directly at the Sun
  3. toward the Sun
  4. it does not tilt
Grade 2 Atmosphere
Dark clouds cover the Sun and the wind blows stronger. From this observation, a person may be able to predict that
  1. sunny weather is on its way.
  2. a storm is coming.
  3. it is nighttime.
Grade 2 Atmosphere
Rays from the Sun heat up Earth's surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Soil
The loose material that covers most of the land is called
  1. rocks
  2. water
  3. soil
  4. leaves
Grade 2 Oceanography and Hydrology
There are five oceans on planet Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Environmental Science
Solar energy is        heat        and         light         from the Sun.
Grade 2 Oceanography and Hydrology
How many oceans are on Earth?
  1. 12
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 5
  5. 7
Grade 2 Geomorphology
What is a volcano?
  1. wind and water breaking down Earth materials
  2. a place where molten rock comes out of the ground
  3. wind or moving water
  4. a shaking of Earth's surface
Grade 2 Atmosphere
Rain, snow, hail and sleet are called                 precipitation                .
Grade 2 Soil
Plants, animals, people and soil help each other. After plants and animals die, they begin to rot and become part of the                .
  1. Rocks
  2. Minerals
  3. Soil.
Grade 2 Soil
The                 in soil help plants grow.
  1. Minerals
  2. Iron
  3. Plants
Grade 2 Rocks
Rocks can be rough or smooth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Rocks
Rocks can be different colors.
  1. True
  2. False
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