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Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is not an example of reduce, reuse, recycle?
  1. Using worn-out clothes for rags.
  2. Refilling plastic water bottles.
  3. Throwing old toys in the trash can.
  4. Taking aluminum cans to the school recycling center.
Grade 4 Environmental Science
When you use something again you               matter.
  1. recycle
  2. reuse
  3. reduce
  4. replace
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which resource is renewable?
  1. coal
  2. diamonds
  3. silver
  4. wind
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 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 Environmental Science
What is it called when you protect resources and use them wisely?
  1. pollution
  2. irrigation
  3. conservation
  4. crop rotation
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which is an example of how people change the shape of the land?
  1. A space rock hits the Earth's surface.
  2. A train tunnel cuts through a mountain.
  3. A tree root cracks road pavement in the winter.
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Metal, paper, plastic and glass can be recycled.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Environmental Science

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Which of these events would be most likely to lead to dying vegetation and wildfires?
  1. earthquakes
  2. flooding
  3. drought
  4. hurricanes
Grade 4 Environmental Science
An electric car is a natural resource.
Earth Day - Electric Car
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Lucas thinks that the best way to reduce the amount of garbage his family produces is to burn all of it. Why is this not the best way to reduce waste?
  1. It is a lot of work.
  2. Burning garbage can release toxins into the air and pollute the air.
  3. A fire creates too much heat on a hot summer day.
  4. Biodegradable items do not burn.
Grade 4 Environmental Science
What types of resources are fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas?
  1. nonrenewable
  2. renewable
  3. preserved
  4. unlimited
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Formed from the remains of plants and animals.
  1. Solar energy
  2. Fossil fuel
  3. Heat
  4. Energy
Grade 4 Environmental Science
What problems can mining cause?
  1. erosion
  2. mudslides
  3. chemical pollution
  4. loss of habitat
  5. all of the above
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is a renewable resource?
  1. Wind
  2. Water
  3. Corn
  4. Solar
  5. All of these
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Which of the following is NOT an effect of climate change?
  1. Rising sea levels
  2. Higher air temperatures
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Habitat loss
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Making a new and different product from old materials is called                .
  1. reusing
  2. recycling
  3. reducing
  4. remaking
Grade 4 Environmental Science
Soil and fossil fuels are                 because of how long it takes them to form.
  1. renewable
  2. plenty
  3. nonrenewable
  4. extinct
Grade 4 Environmental Science
A new aluminum can made from used cans is an example of                .
  1. recycling
  2. reducing
  3. reusing
  4. repairing
Grade 4 Environmental Science
When you take an underground temperature reading, it will be the same as the air temperature reading.
  1. True
  2. False
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