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Grade 5 Volcanoes
Molten rock that flows from a volcano onto earth's surface is
  1. lava
  2. magma
  3. sediment
  4. sand
Grade 5 Soil
What kind of soil is most likely found in the desert?
  1. dark, damp soil
  2. dry, sandy soil
  3. sticky, red soil
  4. think, muddy soil
Grade 5 Earth's Layers
The crust is the thin layer of solid rock that makes up the outermost layer of the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Volcanoes
Steep-sided volcanoes composed of many layers of volcanic rocks, usually made from high-viscosity lava, ash and rock debris.
  1. Cinder Cones
  2. Composite Volcanoes
  3. Shield Volcanoes
  4. Lava Volcanoes
Grade 5 Soil

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Soil contains:
  1. only clay, and no humus
  2. silt and sand, but never clay
  3. humus and clay, but never sand
  4. rock, silt, sand, clay and humus
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Electricity can be made from fossil fuels and sources such as wind and solar energy.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Volcanoes
A mountain that forms as molten rock that flows from a volcano onto earth's surface is a
  1. earthquake
  2. epicenter
  3. delta
  4. volcano
Grade 5 Volcanoes
Circular or oval cones made up of small pieces of lava from a single vent (hole) that have been blown into the air, cooled and fallen around the vent.
  1. Cinder Cones
  2. Composite Volcanoes
  3. Shield Volcanoes
  4. Lava Volcanoes
Grade 5 Volcanoes
A volcano shaped like a bowl in the middle with long gentle slopes made by basaltic lava flows.
  1. Cinder Cones
  2. Composite Volcanoes
  3. Shield Volcanoes
  4. Lava Volcanoes
Grade 5 Tectonics
At a convergent plate boundary, plates collide into one another.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Soil
Which part of the soil has bits of dead plants and animals?
  1. roots
  2. humus
  3. clay
  4. bedrock
Grade 5 Minerals
          Diamond           is the hardest mineral on Earth.
Grade 5 Soil
From top to bottom, how is soil layered?
  1. subsoil, topsoil, bedrock
  2. topsoil, bedrock, subsoil
  3. bedrock, subsoil, topsoil
  4. topsoil, subsoil, bedrock
Grade 5 Atmosphere
The air that surrounds the Earth is              Atmosphere             .
Grade 5 Historical Geology
How does bacteria play a part in fossil formation?
  1. Breaks down sediments slowly
  2. Creates mold for the fossil
  3. Helps create new types of bacteria
  4. Breaks down soft parts of the dead organism
Grade 5 Tectonics
Tsunami's are usually caused by               Earthquakes              .
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Towns and cities often are established and grow where resources can be found.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Minerals
The building blocks of rocks are
  1. luster
  2. grains
  3. minerals
  4. sedimentary
Grade 5 Earth's Layers
The Earth's magnetic poles remain in a constant position.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Tectonics
What landforms are formed at a subduction zone?
Subduction Zone
  1. faults
  2. volcanoes only
  3. mountains only
  4. mountains and volcanoes
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