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Grade 3 Earth's Layers
The diagram shows the layers of the Earth.

Layers Of The Earth

What is layer D called?
  1. crust
  2. mantle
  3. inner core
  4. outer core
Grade 3 Earth's Layers
What does the diagram represent?
Layers Of The Earth
  1. layers of the sun
  2. layers of the earth
  3. layers of the moon
  4. layers of the atmosphere
Grade 3 Rocks
The three types of rocks are called           igneous          ,               metamorphic              , and               sedimentary              .

Rocks are made up of            minerals           .

Metamorphic rocks are formed by lots of         heat          and            pressure           .

I can find rocks            anywhere           .
Grade 3 Rocks
          Igneous          rock forms when magma or lava cools and hardens.
Grade 3 Rocks
              Sedimentary               rock forms from layers of sediment or tiny bits of broken down rock.
Grade 3 Soil
Soil is
  1. any type of dirt and rocks
  2. a mixture of tiny rock particles, minerals, and decayed plant and animal materials.
  3. the same as the ground
Grade 3 Soil
Why is soil so important?
  1. Provides food and support for plants
  2. Eaten by animals
  3. Eaten by people
  4. Keeps the earth clean
Grade 3 Soil
Which is the top layer of soil?
  1. topsoil
  2. subsoil
  3. bedrock
  4. humus
Grade 3 Soil
Soil is formed when                 are broken down by weather, water and living things over long periods of time.
  1. trees
  2. rocks
  3. insects
  4. animals
Grade 3 Soil
What kind of soil holds the most water?
  1. sandy soil
  2. clay
  3. rocks
  4. plants
Grade 3 Soil
          Topsoil           is the upper layer of soil on the surface of the Earth that is dark in color and has the smallest particles.
Grade 3 Soil
            Nutrients             are a part of the soil that helps plants grow and stay healthy.
Grade 3 Soil
What is the name of the loose material that covers most of Earth's surface?
  1. soil
  2. lava
  3. rocks
  4. sheets
Grade 3 Soil
What are minerals, weathered rock, and other things mixed together?
  1. Fossils
  2. Rocks
  3. Soil
Grade 3 Volcanoes
A volcano is
  1. a lowland area between higher areas such as mountains
  2. a place on earth's surface where the land is much higher than the surrounding land
  3. an opening in the earth's surface from which lava flows
  4. a deep valley with every steep sides
Grade 3 Soil
What are the 3 layers of soil?
  1. Subsoil
  2. Bottomsoil
  3. Grainsoil
  4. Topsoil
  5. Bedrock
Grade 3 Volcanoes
What is the red hot liquid that flows on the outside of a volcano?
  1. lava
  2. plasma
  3. magma
Grade 3 Soil
A soil's               is determined by what type of materials are in it.
  1. Shape
  2. Color
  3. Size
Grade 3 Geomorphology
Gravity can pull rocks and soil rapidly down a hill slide causing a(n)
  1. tsunami
  2. earthquake
  3. landslide
  4. volcano
Grade 3 Soil
          Subsoil           is the middle soil layer that has larger particles than topsoil and is lighter in color.
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