Cause and Effect Scenarios (Grade 4)

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Cause and Effect Scenarios

Peyton went to the mall with her mom. When they got to the counter to pay for their clothes they realized they lost their money. What could be an effect?


Frank Jones loves going fishing. One Saturday afternoon, he went fishing and caught a humongous fish. However, the fish got away because Frank hadn't tied the string tight enough and it broke.

What was the cause of the fish getting away?
  1. The string wasn't tight enough and it broke.
  2. The hook broke.
  3. A screw came out of the rod.
  4. The fish got away
  5. Nina had the worst day of her life
David Green is a man who works at a zoo. He helps train the animals for shows. He mostly works with chimps, tigers, and lions. He is a great trainer. David was working with a tiger to teach it how to jump through a ring of fire. Two days later the tiger learned how to jump trough a ring of fire. David was finished, so he was going to put the tiger into its cage. David forgot to lock the gate, so the tiger got out.

What was the cause of the tiger getting out?
  1. David forgot to lock the gate.
  2. The tiger jumped out.
  3. The lock broke.
  4. The tiger got out.
Tammy was in her backyard climbing a tree. She climbed to the middle part of the tree and accidentally hit a bees' nest. Before she knew what had happened, bees were swarming all around and over her. Tammy let out a yell.

What do you think was the effect of Tammy hitting the nest?
  1. Bees stung her.
  2. The nest fell.
  3. Some of the bees died.
  4. The bees made honey.
Which animal is about three feet long, has a twelve inch tail, and black and white fur? The Tasmanian devil is a marsupial that gives live birth to its babies. The baby is placed in a pouch to grow up. It takes about fifteen to sixteen weeks for the baby to get enough of its mother's milk to be able to leave the pouch.

Why can't the Tasmanian devil leave the pouch too early?
  1. It needs to be protected by its mother.
  2. A cord connects the Tasmanian devil to its mother.
  3. There is a strong bond between the mom and the young Tasmanian devil.
  4. It needs its mother's milk.

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