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Environmental Science Questions - All Grades

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Grade 9 Environmental Science
The ultimate energy source for the Earth is:
  1. The Sun
  2. Electricity
  3. Natural Gas
  4. Coal
Grade 9 Environmental Science
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 5 Environmental Science
Which of the below are examples of fossil fuels?
  1. Soil, rocks, and sand
  2. Coal, oil, and natural gas
  3. Plants, trees, and animals
Grade 5 Environmental Science
                       are living and nonliving things found on Earth that people need.
  1. Fossil Fuels
  2. Renewable Resources
  3. Nonrenewable Resources
  4. Natural Resources
Grade 10 Environmental Science
The increased temperature in a city is called:
  1. heat island
  2. greenhouse effect
  3. hot air rise
  4. heat sprawl
Grade 10 Environmental Science
National parks and wilderness areas are designed to do which of the following?
  1. provide recreation
  2. protect wildlife
  3. preserve natural areas
  4. all of the above
Grade 10 Environmental Science
Which sequence outlines how electricity is generated from a fossil fuel?
  1. coal, water and steam, generator, turbine
  2. coal, water and steam, turbine, generator
  3. coal, steam, turbine, generator
  4. coal, water, generator, turbine
Grade 2 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Some rivers and lakes near large farms are heavily polluted. What is the most likely reason for this?
  1. excessive use of fertilizers on farms
  2. decaying animal carcasses
  3. trash dumping into rivers
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Renewable resources are
  1. resources that cannot be reused or replaced
  2. resources that will never run out
  3. resources that can be replaced to be used over and over again
  4. resources such as fossil fuels
Grade 3 Environmental Science
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Everything you throw away has to go somewhere. Most garbage ends up in a municipal landfill. How long does it really take for your trash to decompose? Test your knowledge now!

Ten common types of trash are listed below. Place the items in the order you believe they will decompose from first (1) to last (10) on the line before each type of trash. On the line after the item, write your best estimate of how long it will take that type of garbage to decompose. Will it be a week, month, year, 100 years, longer? The answers may surprise you!

     8       Monofilament fishing line               600 yrs               

     4       Wool sock              year              

     2       Paper bag              month              

     9       Plastic jug                million yr                

     5       Leather belt              decades              

     1      Banana peel              weeks              

     7      Disposable diaper                450 yrs                

     10      Glass bottle                   1 million+ yrs!                  

     3       Waxed milk carton               months               

     6       Aluminum can                 100+ yrs                 
Grade 10 Environmental Science
Which of these is a renewable resource?
  1. water
  2. natural gas
  3. petroleum
  4. none of the above
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