Which of the following would NOT help you identify a mineral?
Salt is a mineral because
It has a flavor
It is artificial
It is hard and has no color
It is a solid and is not living
Which type of rock is made when layers of tiny pieces of rock are
Scientists use many properties to identify a mineral. Why?
No mineral looks like another
Minerals look different once they are polished
In nature, many mineral look alike
Every property of a mineral must be found before it can be identified
What is a mineral that people use to make jewelry?
Which type of soil contains the smallest grains?
Which is the best type of soil for growing vegetables?
Which of the following does NOT break down rocks into smaller
Erosion is a process that
Breaks rocks into pieces
Moves rock and soil
The soil in Georgia is red because it contains a lot of
A trace or the remains of a living thing is called a
Petrified wood is formed when an ancient tree’s soft parts were
Hardened tree sap
Large rocks and soil
In which type of rock are you most likely to find a fossil?
Many fossils form from animals that
Did not have bones or shells
Died and were covered with dirt
Got trapped inside rocks
By looking carefully at fossil teeth, a scientist can learn
How big the animal was
What the animal ate
Where the animal lived
How many bones were in the animal’s skeleton
Samuel has some plastic letters that stick to the refrigerator door. What
can he infer?
They are steel
They contain iron
They have magnets inside
They make thermal energy
An electromagnet in a junkyard is used to lift
Plastic or glass
Steel or iron
Two bar magnets will attract if
They do not have N and S poles
The N pole of one faces the S pole of the other
Their two N poles are facing
Their two S poles are facing
Which is not a part of an electromagnet?
Source of electricity
Coil of wire
Sherman has a rock. It is not attracted to a magnet. What could he do
to the rock so that it is attracted to the magnet?
Increase its thermal energy
Coat it with steel
Add carbon to it
What happens to boiling water after you add ice cubes to it?
Its temperature rises
It changes to a gas
Its temperature falls
A group of campers are sitting around a campfire. How is heat energy
Mixing two things together
In which investigation would a student MOST LIKELY use a
To measure the thickness of a good conductor
To learn how long it takes to burn a log
To find out how fast cocoa cools in a plastic cup
To calculate how much insulation to buy
What produces the heat that warms the air temperature on Earth?
Four roofing shingles made of different materials sit in the sun all day.
The one that stays the COOLEST is the one that
Holds the least heat energy
Absorbs the most heat
Is an insulator
Freshwater habitats include lakes, rivers, and streams. Which animal lives
in a freshwater habitat?
Which term describes all the living and nonliving things that surround a
Which happens when a forest is cut down?
Animals are harmed because the soil becomes polluted
Animals are harmed because they lose their shelter
The number of birds increases because they have more room to fly
The number of insects increases because there is more sunlight
Which helps chipmunks survive long, cold winters?
In what hilly region of Georgia could you find hickory and oak trees and
Which is the BEST way to conserve resources?
Keep your radio on a low volume all day
Reuse wrapping paper to wrap gifts in the following year
Throw out your bike and buy a new one each year
Protest pollution by writing letters
Which is NOT a renewable resource?
Which is not a way to conserve resources?
Make a swing out of an old tire
Recycle paper and plastic
Ride bikes to the store
Dump used oil down a drain
Which of the following is NOT a form of land pollution?
Dumping toxic waste in a field
Chemicals leaking into the soil around a factory
Throwing glass bottles on the ground at a park
Car smoke rising up into the air
An oil spill from a ship accident is BEST described as