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100

Minerals and rocks are not exactly the same. How are minerals and rocks related to each other? 

A. Minerals are groups of related rocks. 

B. Minerals have crystals, but rocks do not. 

C. Rocks are made up of one or more minerals. 

D. Rocks contain different chemical compounds than minerals. 

C. Rocks are made up of one or more minerals. 

200

A steel nail can scratch a certain mineral. A copper penny cannot scratch the same mineral. Which statement is true about the mineral? 

A. It is softer than copper and steel. 

B. It is harder than copper and steel. 

C. It is harder than steel, but softer than copper. 

D. It is harder than copper, but softer than steel. 

 

D. it is harder than copper, but softer than steel. 

 

300

Minerals can be sorted based on their hardness. The Mohs' scale lists the hardness of specific minerals. Which statement best explains how scientists use the Mohs' scale to help them determine a minerals hardness? 

A. No two minerals have the same hardness. 

B. Minerals with the same hardness are usually the same color. 

C. A mineral can only scratch another mineral that has a lower hardness. 

D. Minerals will scratch other minerals only if they have the same hardness. 

C. A mineral can only scratch another mineral that has a lower hardness. 

400

Over 4,000 different minerals can be found on Earth's surface. Which is true of all these minerals? 

A. They have the same hardness. 

B. They have a crystal structure. 

C. They all have a metallic luster. 

D. They all have identical cleavage. 

B. They have a crystal structure. 

500

Paolo wanted to identify a mineral. He rubbed a corner of the mineral across a white tile and recorded the color of the mark. Which property was Paolo measuring? 

A. cleavage

B. color 

C. luster

D. streak 

D. streak 

100

Florida has many natural resources. Which of these Florida resources is the most important for the survival of Florida's residents? 

A. natural spring water

B. miles of coastline

C. sugar and beef

D. phosphorus and silica

A. natural spring water

200

Antonio is getting ready for school. What type of resource does Antonio use along with his toothbrush and toothpaste when he is ready to brush his teeth? 

A. fossil 

B. new 

C. nonrenewable

D. renewable

D. renewable 

300

Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State. Sunshine is one of Florida's most abundant resources. What type of resource is sunshine? 

A. fossil 

B. nonrenewable

C. renewable 

D. scarce 

C. renewable 

400

Chloe often tells her brother to turn the lights off in their home. She tells him it is important to conserve energy. Why is it important to conserve energy? 

A. Energy cannot be purchased in small amounts. 

B. Energy most often comes from renewable resources. 

C. Energy most often comes from nonrenewable resources. 

D. Energy is very difficult to bring into the home. 

C. Energy most often comes from nonrenewable resources. 

500

Water is a renewable resource found in Florida. The state is surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. It is also home to many inland freshwater lakes and rivers. What makes water a renewable resource? 

A. It does not cause pollution. 

B. It is constantly recycled so it can be used again. 

C. It is necessary for all plants and animals to live. 

D. It takes hundreds of years for water to be created after it is used. 

B. It is constantly recycled so it can be used again. 

100

Wind, water, and ice are involved in both weathering and erosion. However, weathering and erosion are two different processes. Which sentence states a difference between weathering and erosion? 

A. Erosion moves rocks to a new location. 

B. Weathering moves rocks from place to place. 

C. Erosion breaks down rocks but doesn't move them. 

D. Weathering moves rocks without breaking them down. 

A. Erosion moves rocks to a new location. 

200

Erik was investigating how rocks can change. He carried out the following procedure. 1. Place several large sugar cubes in a jar. 2. Seal the jar and shake it 50 times. 3. Dump the sugar cubes on a piece of black paper. 4. Compare the appearance of the sugar cubes to their original size and shape. What process was Erik studying? 

A. deposition 

B. erosion 

C. sedimentation 

D. weathering 

D. weathering 

300

Water can move small rocks quickly along the bottom of a fast-flowing river. As they move, the rocks bump into and scrape against each other. Some of these rocks may settle at the bottom of the river as the water slows down. Here the rocks may become covered with sediments that pile up. Which of the following represents the weathering of these rocks? 

A. the bumping and scraping of the rocks

B. the movement of the rocks along the river

C. the settling of the rocks at the bottom of the river 

D. the covering of the rocks with sediments that pile up 

A. the bumping and scraping of the rocks 

400

What kind of landform forms on a beach and is caused by wind erosion? 

A. landslide 

B. sand dune 

C. moraine 

D. sinkhole 

B. sand dune 

500

If you look closely at the beach sand, you will see that it is made up of tiny rocks and other materials. How is this sand on an ocean beach formed? 

A. Alluvial fans create the sand. 

B. Waves weather rocks and shells. 

C. Wind blows sand from nearby deserts. 

D. Landslides bring sand down from cliffs. 

B. Waves weather rocks and shells. 

100

Lu is making a model to show how water can evaporate from the ocean. Lu filled a round tray with water. What should Lu do next to complete his model? 

A. Place a heat lamp above the tray. 

B. Stir the water in the tray each day. 

C. Reduce the temperature of the water. 

D. Add extra water to the tray each day. 

A. Place a heat lamp above the tray. 

200

Which pair of processes helps recharge aquifers? 

A. rain falling on oceans and land 

B. glaciers breaking off and melting 

C. snow and rain falling on land 

D. melting glaciers and sea level rise 

C. snow and rain falling on land 

300

Water exists in various forms as it passes through the water cycle. Which form of water is the most abundant at any time in the water cycle? 

A. frozen ice

B. water vapor 

C. liquid salt water

D. liquid fresh water 

C. liquid salt water

400

Water's movement on Earth is described as a cycle. Why is it called a cycle? 

A. Its steps never repeat. 

B. It has a beginning and an end. 

C. It results in the formation of more water. 

D. It is a continuous process with a repeating series of steps. 

D. It is a continuous process with a repeating series of steps. 

500

Ken notices dew on the grass while he takes a walk. Dew forms when water vapor condenses on cooled surfaces near the ground. At what time of day is Ken most likely taking his walk? 

A. early morning 

B. noon 

C. 3 p.m.

D. 6 p.m. 

A. early morning 

100

Morgan wants to compare the weather conditions at her school each day during the week. She decides to measure and record weather data each day at noon. Which of the following measurements would be least useful to report? 

A. humidity 

B. elevation 

C. wind speed 

D. air temperature 

B. elevation 

200

How does weather differ from climate? 

A. Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, and climate is the weather conditions over an area over a longer period of time. 

B. Weather is atmospheric conditions in an area over a long period of time, and climate is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place. 

C. Weather describes cloud coverage and temperature at a given time and place, and climate describes preciptiation and humidity at a given time and place. 

D. Weather describes precipitation and humidity at a given time and place, and climate describes cloud coverage and temperature at a given time and place. 

A. Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, and climate is the weather conditions over an area over a longer period of time. 

300

Evan watches the weather report on the news. The announcer states that an air mass formed over a tropical ocean and is moving into the area where Evan lives. Which type of weather can Evan expect? 

A. cold and dry

B. warm and wet 

C. warm and dry 

D. cold and wet 

B. warm and wet 

400

Which is a reason we measure weather conditions? 

A. to know when the next high tide will be 

B. to plan outdoor activities and trips 

C. to know where on a river to build a dam

D. to prevent city street flooding 

B. to plan outdoor activities and trips 

500

To predict the weather, meteorologists make careful observations and monitor the weather conditions in an area. Which is a weather condition monitored by meteorologists? 

A. air odor 

B. soil moisture 

C. cloud type 

D. plant type 

C. cloud type 

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