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Grade 8 Rocks
What processes can occur in the rock cycle?
  1. heat and pressure
  2. cooling and solidification
  3. weathering and erosion
  4. all of the above
Grade 8 Geomorphology
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Which of these could help to reduce air pollution?
  1. recycling
  2. mining
  3. burning fossil fuels
  4. driving a car
Grade 8 Tectonics
This map is most useful for identifying                     .
Tectonic Plates No Labels
  1. biomes
  2. continents
  3. tectonic plates
  4. global wind patterns
Grade 8 Earth's Layers
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Grade 8 Rocks
Fossils are found mainly in which type of rocks?
  1. igneous
  2. sedimentary
  3. metamorphic
Grade 8 Atmosphere
What are the three main types of clouds?
  1. Altostratus, Stratus, Cirrus Status
  2. Cumulus, Altocumulus, Cumulusnimbus
  3. Stratuscumlus, Cirrus, Cululus
  4. Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus
Grade 8 Tectonics
Which scientific theory is best represented by the diagram?
Fault - Thrust
  1. Big Bang
  2. Evolution
  3. Plate Tectonics
  4. Continental Drift
Grade 8 Atmosphere
Where do hurricanes form?
  1. over warm ocean water
  2. over mountain ranges
  3. in the desert
  4. over open fields
Grade 8 Earth Science
The four major areas of Earth Science are
  1. the solid earth, the mountains, the birds, and the universe.
  2. the solid earth, the water and oceans, the atmosphere, and the universe.
  3. the water and oceans, the animals, the plants, and the universe.
  4. the animals, the solid earth, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
Grade 8 Atmosphere
What statement can clearly explain the basic reason for Earth's seasons?
  1. As the Sun moves away from Earth, the seasons will change.
  2. As Earth revolves around the Sun, the seasons change.
  3. As Earth revolves around the Sun, Earth's tilt will result in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere getting more exposure from the direct rays of the Sun.
  4. None of these are true.
Grade 8 Atmosphere
Pressure decreases rapidly with altitude because the air becomes
  1. colder.
  2. less dense.
  3. warmer.
  4. rich in ozone.
Grade 8 Minerals
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