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Grade 4 Rocks
Very small pieces of rock, sand and silt that are carried by water is called                .
  1. boulders
  2. specks
  3. sediment
  4. craters
Grade 4 Rocks
Rocks that are formed when many small pieces of rock are glued together are called                .
  1. igneous
  2. metamorphic
  3. sedimentary
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
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Which natural hazard is caused by weather?
  1. flooding
  2. tsunami
  3. earthquake
  4. volcanic eruption
Grade 4 Rocks
All rocks Earth's surface can weather and become sediments.
  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 Rocks
Igneous rocks can form on the Earth's surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Earth's Layers
The core is the very center of Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Soil
Why is soil so important to us?
  1. We build on it.
  2. We walk on it.
  3. Plants need it to grow.
  4. All of the above
Grade 4 Rocks
The most likely place to find a fossil is in                 rock.
  1. sedimentary
  2. volcanic
  3. igneous
  4. metamorphic
Grade 4 Tectonics
Which instrument measures earthquakes?
  1. scientist
  2. seismic wave
  3. seismology
  4. seismograph
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Coal is a naturally forming rock. It formed millions of years ago from the remains of plants. Coal is mined from Earth, then burned for energy.

Which sentence from the passage describes how people change Earth's surface?
  1. Coal is a naturally forming rock.
  2. It formed millions of years ago from the remains of plants and animals.
  3. Coal is mined from Earth, then burned for energy.
Grade 4 Earth's Layers
What layer of Earth do we live on?
  1. core
  2. crust
  3. mantle
  4. atmosphere
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Molten rock is called        lava        after it reaches Earth's surface.
Grade 4 Atmosphere
Air is a mixture of many different
  1. stars.
  2. rocks.
  3. gases.
Grade 4 Rocks
Cooled lava on Earth's surface turns into
  1. magma.
  2. sedimentary rock.
  3. metamorphic rock.
  4. igneous rock.
Grade 4 Historical Geology
A footprint is what type of fossil?
  1. Marking
  2. Imprint
  3. Trail
  4. Rock
Grade 4 Atmosphere
What is the condition of the atmosphere at a certain place and time?
  1. weather
  2. hydrosphere
  3. atmosphere
  4. troposphere
Grade 4 Earth's Layers
What is the outermost layer of Earth?
  1. inner core
  2. outer core
  3. mantle
  4. crust
Grade 4 Tectonics
When tectonic plates slide past each other, this may cause a(n)                 to occur.
  1. earthquake
  2. tornado
  3. hurricane
  4. mountain
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