Earth's Oceans

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A 5th grade study of the Earth's oceans. We will cover the global location of oceans and their characteristics.


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  • 1. 
    Which percentage of the Earth is covered with water?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      71%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      75%

    • E. 

      90%

  • 2. 
    What ocean contains about one half the water volume of the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      Arctic Ocean

    • B. 

      Indian Ocean

    • C. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • D. 

      Mediterranean Sea

  • 3. 
    Which ocean is home of the mid-ocean ridge?
    • A. 

      Indian Ocean

    • B. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • D. 

      Arctic Ocean

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The _____________ Ocean is mostly covered by ice.
  • 5. 
    The _________________ Ocean is the largest ocean.
  • 6. 
    This ocean is the smallest of the four main oceans on Earth.
    • A. 

      Indian Ocean

    • B. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • C. 

      Arctic Ocean

    • D. 

      Pacific Ocean

  • 7. 
    How did water vapor collect in the atmosphere before the oceans formed?
    • A. 

      It was spewed from volcanoes.

    • B. 

      It came from another planet.

    • C. 

      It. came from the sun.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Salinity is usually measured in _______________
  • 9. 
    True or False.Some areas of the ocean are saltier than others.
  • 10. 
    The _________________ is a layer of water extending from 300m below sea level to about 700m below sea level.
    • A. 

      Surface zone

    • B. 

      Deep zone

    • C. 

      Thermocline

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The deep zone is the bottom layer that extends from the base of the thermocline to the bottome of the ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Temperatures in the surface zone vary with latitude and the time of the year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which happened first?
    • A. 

      All oceans except the Pacific Ocean are expanding.

    • B. 

      The Indian Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean began to form.

    • C. 

      The South Atlantic Ocean was much smaller than it is today.

    • D. 

      The Earth had one giant body of water, Panthalassa, and one giant landmass, Pangaea.

  • 14. 
    Which happened second?
    • A. 

      All oceans except the Pacific Ocean are expanding.

    • B. 

      The Earth had one giant body of water, Panthalassa, and one giant landmass, Pangaea.

    • C. 

      The South Atlantic Ocean was much smaller than it is today.

    • D. 

      The Indian Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean began to form.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following affect ocean salinity?
    • A. 

      Humidity

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Water movement

    • D. 

      Inflow of fresh water

  • 16. 
    What percentage of dissolved solids in ocean water is chlorine?
    • A. 

      30.6%

    • B. 

      7.7%

    • C. 

      55%

    • D. 

      26%

  • 17. 
    True or FalseThe water cycle is a cycle that links all of the Earth's solid, liquid, and gaseous water together.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What part of the water cycle is the changing of a gas to a liquid?
    • A. 

      Precipitation

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      None of the above