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A student put sedimentary rocks in pile 1, igneous in pile 2, and metamorphic in pile 3. Which of the following would belong in pile 2? a. marble, gneiss, and schist b. Basalt, obsidian, and pumice c. Sandstone, conglomerate, and shale d. Granite, slate, and mudstone
A water truck keeps the soil wet at a construction site. Why? a. to keep the soil from blowing away b. To keep the workers cool c. To help new plants grow when they are planted d. It looks better when it is wet.
a. to keep the soil from blowing away
When are soils most likely to erode? a. When they are deep b. When they are moist c. When the plant cover is gone d. At night or on cloudy days
a. When the plant cover is gone
What is the movement of weathered materials called? a. Ice wedging b. Erosion c. Weathering d. Evaporation
Which of the following is NOT a way rock is broken down and weathered? a. Freezing and thawing b. Plant roots c. Heat expansion d. Carried away by wind
d. Carried away by wind (that is erosion)
What general direction does erosion move Earth materials? a. Toward the mountains b. Into cities c. Downward d. Upward
A piece of rock from a mountaintop is found on a beach near an ocean. What is this an example of? a. Active-movement b. Weathering c. Ice wedging d. Erosion
Which observation indicates that soil erosion is happening? a. The soil is deep and grows grass on top b. The soil has deep gullies c. A forest of pine trees grows on the soil d. The soil is made of small living and nonliving parts
b. The soil has deep gullies
A home has a sloping backyard. The family puts in retaining walls made of large boulders part way down the hill. Why? a. They look nice b. They keep soil in place c. To improve the view d. Because all the cool people do it!
b. They keep soil in place
When are soils most likely to erode? a. When they are moist b. When they are deep c. When the plant cover is gone d. At night or on cloudy days
c. When the plant cover is gone
Which of the following is an example of weathering of rock? a. Rocks rolling down a hill b. Wind carrying sand particles c. Glaciers carrying boulders far away from a mountain d. Rocks being broken apart by roots of a tree
d. rocks being broken apart by roots of a tree
Which soil layer would you expect to find the most clay in? a. Topsoil b. Subsoil c. Bedrock
If plants are not growing well in a soil, what is one way to fix it? a. Add subsoil b. Add clay c. Add nutrients d. Add gravel
c. Add nutrients
Which of the following is an example of once living components of soil? a. Minerals b. Decaying leaves c. Running water d. Rocks
b. Decaying leaves
Rocky dug up some soil, put it in a cup, and weighed it. He put it in a warm place with no cover. Two weeks later he weighed it again. It weighed less than before. Why? a. The cup had changed shape b. There were more living things c. The soil was warmer d. Water had evaporated
d. Water had evaporated
For a science fair project, a student grew plants in wet paper towels, wet gravel, wet cotton balls, and wet soil. Which question would be the best title for this project. a. Do roots or stems grow longer? b. Can plants grow without sunlight? c. How strong are roots and stems? d. Can plants grow without soil?
d. Can plants grow without soil?
A student wanted to read about the differences between rocks and minerals. Which part of a science textbook would help the student locate the page numbers of these topics? a. The index b. The glossary c. The title page d. The copyright page
a. The index
Which part of a science textbook would a student use to find chapters on weathering and erosion? a. The table of contents b. The glossary c. The author’s page d. The index
a. The table of contents
Which part of a science textbook would a student use to compare the definitions of the words “rock” and “mineral”? a. The index b. The glossary c. The title page d. The table of contents
b. The glossary
What is a good way to identify rocks and minerals? a. Cheat off your neighbor b. Make a guess c. Phone a friend d. Use a dichotomous key
d. Use a dichotomous key
Name a teacher who totally Rocks!!