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Grade 3 Rocks
                has small grains and holds very little water.
  1. Sand
  2. Clay
  3. Rock
Grade 3 Atmosphere
What is precipitation?
  1. A collection of tiny water drops seen in the air.
  2. Water that falls to the ground from the atmosphere.
  3. Layers of gases and dust that surrounds Earth.
  4. The measurement of how hot or how cold something is.
Grade 3 Rocks
A rock is usually made up of one or more                .
  1. minerals
  2. sands
  3. fossils
  4. soils
Grade 3 Environmental Science
What type of energy resource is coal?
Earth Day - Factory
  1. renewable
  2. non-renewable
Grade 3 Environmental Science
Examples of natural resources include soil, water, metals, and fossil fuels.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Atmosphere
What weather tool is used to measure how hot or how cold something is?
  1. Boiling Point
  2. Air Pressure
  3. Thermometer
  4. Temperature
Grade 3 Rocks
                has the smallest grains and holds a lot of water.
  1. Salt
  2. Sand
  3. Clay
Grade 3 Environmental Science
What type of energy resource is solar power?
Earth Day - Solar Cell
  1. renewable
  2. non-renewable
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Which word better fits the sentence?

Dark gray clouds and a rumbling sound are signs that a                 is on the way.
  1. drought
  2. thunderstorm
Grade 3 Geomorphology
What landform has a peak?
  1. Plain
  2. Plateau
  3. Mountain
  4. Valley
Grade 3 Environmental Science
Which of the following are NONRENEWABLE sources of energy?
  1. wind, water, sunlight
  2. water, wood, wind
  3. sunlight and water
  4. coal, oil, and natural gas
Grade 3 Environmental Science
What is power from the Sun called?
  1. hot power
  2. cold power
  3. lunar power
  4. solar power
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which is not an ocean?
  1. Indian
  2. Pacific
  3. Superior
  4. Atlantic
Grade 3 Soil
Why is soil so important?
  1. Provides food and support for plants
  2. Eaten by animals
  3. Eaten by people
  4. Keeps Earth clean
Grade 3 Environmental Science
Fossil fuels are renewable resources.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Geomorphology
Gravity can pull rocks and soil rapidly down a hillside causing a(n)                .
  1. tsunami
  2. earthquake
  3. landslide
  4. volcano
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
What process is described below?

When water from Earth evaporates and rises into the air, cools and condenses forming a cloud, and falls to the ground as precipitation and accumulates into lakes, rivers, or oceans.
  1. Physical Changes
  2. Heat Energy
  3. Matter
  4. Water Cycle
Grade 3 Environmental Science
What type of energy resource is wind?
Earth Day - Wind Turbines
  1. renewable
  2. non-renewable
Grade 3 Soil
Which is the top layer of soil?
  1. topsoil
  2. subsoil
  3. bedrock
  4. humus
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Earth's atmosphere has lots of gases in it. Our bodies use this one when we breathe.
  1. nitrogen
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. oxygen
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