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Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
The diagram represents the water cycle.
Water Cycles Simple
Write the letter from the diagram that best fits each word or phrase below.

     C      Evaporation

     A      Precipitation

     D      Condensation and cloud formation

     B      Groundwater and water collection
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
The diagram best represents which cycle?
Water Cycles Simple
  1. rock cycle
  2. water cycle
  3. carbon cycle
  4. nitrogen cycle
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
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 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 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 Environmental Science
Electricity can be made from fossil fuels and sources such as wind and solar energy.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Tectonics
At a convergent plate boundary, plates collide into one another.
  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 Geomorphology
At a divergent plate boundary, plates collide into one another.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Geomorphology
A(n)                 force is a process that raises or builds up the surface of the Earth.
  1. constructive
  2. destructive
  3. weathering
  4. erosion
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 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 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 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 Minerals
          Diamond           is the hardest mineral on Earth.
Grade 5 Atmosphere
The air that surrounds the Earth is              Atmosphere             .
Grade 5 Tectonics
Tsunami's are usually caused by               Earthquakes              .
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Oil is found deep beneath Earth's surface, either below land or beneath the ocean floor.
  1. True
  2. False
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