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Grade 4 Rocks
Rocks are made up of minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
All rock types can become metamorphic rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
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 Environmental Science
Which of the following is not an example of reduce, reuse, recycle?
  1. Using worn-out clothes for rags.
  2. Refilling plastic water bottles.
  3. Throwing old toys in the trash can.
  4. Taking aluminum cans to the school recycling center.
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Which phrase best completes the following sentence? The Hawaiian Islands were formed by                .
  1. folding
  2. volcanoes
  3. glaciers
  4. faulting
Grade 4 Rocks
What are rocks made of?
  1. minerals
  2. seeds
  3. living things
  4. wood
Grade 4 Environmental Science
When you use something again you               matter.
  1. recycle
  2. reuse
  3. reduce
  4. replace
Grade 4 Rocks
What is the natural process that causes one kind of rock to change into another kind?
  1. weathering
  2. rock cycle
  3. sediment
  4. metamorphic rock
Grade 4 Rocks
Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have been changed from heat and pressure.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Oceanography and Hydrology
Earth's surface is made up of about 70% water.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Earth's Layers
What is the Earth's hottest layer?
  1. inner core
  2. outer core
  3. mantle
  4. crust
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which resource is renewable?
  1. coal
  2. diamonds
  3. silver
  4. wind
Grade 4 Rocks
                rocks are formed when sediments are pressed and cemented together.
  1. Weathering
  2. Metamorphic
  3. Sedimentary
  4. Deposition
Grade 4 Volcanoes
The map shows the major tectonic plates of the world. Volcanoes are more likely to form along the edges of the plates then in the middle of the plates.
Tectonic Plates With Labels
The United States is located on the North American plate. Where in the United States are volcanoes more likely to be a natural hazard?
  1. east coast
  2. west coast
Grade 4 Minerals
During the 1800s, miners needed to be able to tell real gold from another mineral, pyrite. To tell them apart, the miners would bite the mineral they found. If they saw a bite mark in the mineral, they knew it was real gold. What property were they testing?
  1. cleavage
  2. luster
  3. hardness
  4. streak color
Grade 4 Rocks
All types of rocks can change from one type to another at some point in the rock cycle.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Which natural hazard is caused by weather?
  1. flooding
  2. tsunami
  3. earthquake
  4. volcanic eruption
Grade 4 Rocks
All rocks are made up of minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Strong winds can result in natural hazards. Which two natural hazards listed result from strong winds?
  1. tornadoes and tsunamis
  2. hurricanes and tornadoes
  3. tsunamis and earthquakes
  4. earthquakes and hurricanes
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is an example of pollution?
  1. oil spill in the ocean
  2. burning fossil fuels
  3. littering trash on the ground
  4. all of the above
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