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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
Which is an example of a natural disaster?
  1. a small earthquake strikes an area without any cities or towns
  2. a blizzard hits a city and roofs collapses under the weight of the snow
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Renewable resources are resources
  1. that cannot be reused or replaced.
  2. that will never run out.
  3. that can be replaced to be used over and over again.
  4. such as fossil fuels.
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Freshwater can become polluted and unsafe for drinking or cooking. The word that most closely defines polluted is                .
  1. contained
  2. salt water
  3. purified
  4. contaminated
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Natural resources that cannot be reused or replaced in a person's lifetime are                 resources.
  1. inexhaustible
  2. renewable
  3. nonrenewable
  4. unnatural
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 5 Environmental Science
We can take waste materials like newspaper and glass and use them again. If we                 them, they are collected and sent to plants that will turn them into new products. This will also reduce the size of landfills.
  1. remove
  2. reduce
  3. reuse
  4. recycle
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Coal, oil, and natural gas are                . We will eventually run out of all of these.
  1. pollutants
  2. solar energy
  3. fossil fuels
  4. renewable
Grade 5 Environmental Science
What is an example of a perpetual renewable resource?
  1. coal
  2. wind
  3. oil
  4. gas
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which is the best reason why understanding global warming so important?
  1. It can negatively affect plants and animals, but not people.
  2. It can negatively affect people, but not plants and animals.
  3. It can negatively affect people, plants, and animals.
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Which of the following is NOT a renewable resource?
  1. wind
  2. coal
  3. solar power
  4. moving water
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Most forms of energy originally come from
  1. water.
  2. Earth.
  3. the Sun.
  4. natural gas.
Grade 5 Environmental Science
It is important to use things we have in different ways. If we                 materials such as plastic and glass containers they will not fill up the landfills so quickly. Another way to reduce the amount of garbage is to repair broken things rather than throw them out.
  1. remove
  2. reduce
  3. reuse
  4. recycle
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Various natural resources, called                    , are used to generate energy.
  1. natural resources
  2. energy resources
  3. renewable resources
  4. minerals
Grade 5 Environmental Science
The yellowish haze that can cause irritation to eyes and make breathing difficult is known as                .
  1. smothering
  2. smog
  3. ozone air
Grade 5 Environmental Science
There are important ways in which we can deal with the garbage problem. We must try to                , or cut down, on the amount of plastics and glass containers we use. Paper products and fewer throw-away packaging materials must be used instead.
  1. replace
  2. reduce
  3. reuse
  4. recycle
Grade 5 Environmental Science
                 works by using fuel derived from organisms.
  1. Wind energy
  2. Solar energy
  3. Hydroelectricity
  4. Biofuel
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Melting of glaciers is an example of a process called                .
  1. cooling
  2. heating
  3. feedback
  4. change
Grade 5 Environmental Science
What is an example of an alternative energy sources?
  1. Biofuel
  2. Wind
  3. Solar
  4. Hydroelectric
  5. All of the above
Grade 5 Environmental Science
Fossil fuels are stored energy that came from
  1. sedimentary rocks.
  2. once-living plants and animals.
  3. wind and water.
  4. waste-treatment plants.
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