Fourth Grade Science Assessment-soil And Other Resources

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Fourth Grade Science Assessment-soil And Other Resources

The soil found on the earth`s surface has an impact on how the earth is the way it is. There are different types of sols with different characteristics and minerals. Having covered these aspects in class, take up the quiz and jog your memory before the continuous assessment test comes up.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A balance would be the best tool for measuring which of the following?
    • A. 

      The texture of soil

    • B. 

      The length of a stick

    • C. 

      The mass of a rock

    • D. 

      The color of a leaf

  • 2. 
    _____________ properties include color, size of particles, amount of nutrients, and ability to retain water.
    • A. 

      Rock

    • B. 

      Mineral

    • C. 

      Soil

    • D. 

      Organism

  • 3. 
    Which type of soil would retain the most water?
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Silt

    • C. 

      Loam

    • D. 

      Clay

  • 4. 
    What type of soil would Chris use if he wants to grow a plant that needs a lot of water?
    • A. 

      Sandy soil

    • B. 

      Dark soil that has clay in it

    • C. 

      Rocky soil made of pebbles

    • D. 

      Salty soil made of silt

  • 5. 
    Why is fertile soil the best soil for growing crops?
    • A. 

      It is lighter in color and can absorb more sunlight

    • B. 

      It has more freshwater

    • C. 

      It has more salt water

    • D. 

      It is rich with minerals and matter from dead organisms

  • 6. 
    How could you test a soil's texture?
    • A. 

      Sift it

    • B. 

      Smell it

    • C. 

      Add water to it

    • D. 

      Add plants to it

  • 7. 
    Elizabeth dug her hands into the soil of her garden and found an earthworm, a few plants roots, a beetle, and a spider mixed in with the soil.  Why are all of these organisms important to Elizabeth's garden?
    • A. 

      The soil is too cold for the organisms.

    • B. 

      The soil is mostly made of sand.

    • C. 

      They destroy the vegetables in the garden.

    • D. 

      They recycle energy and nutrients in the soil.

  • 8. 
    Which is the largest particle size found in soil?
    • A. 

      Gravel

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      Silt

    • D. 

      Sand

  • 9. 
    If a person wanted to buy two thousand acres of land to use as farmland, what kind of soil should he or she look for?
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Humus

    • C. 

      Loam

    • D. 

      Sandy

  • 10. 
    What determines the texture of different kinds of soil?
    • A. 

      The size of the grains and the amount of space between grains

    • B. 

      Texture depends on what kinds of crops have been grown in the soil.

    • C. 

      Soil texture is determined by the kind of rock that lies underneath the soil.

    • D. 

      Texture depends on the age of the soil; older soil is much finer than new soil.

  • 11. 
    Pablo is studying different types of soil.  He is comparing clay, loam, sand, and silt.  Which soil will Pablo find to be made of the largest particles?
    • A. 

      Clay

    • B. 

      Loam

    • C. 

      Sand

    • D. 

      Silt

  • 12. 
    Soil with a high water-holding capacity has a texture which is
    • A. 

      Spongy and loose

    • B. 

      Gritty and granular

    • C. 

      Wet and muddy

    • D. 

      Clay-like and dense

  • 13. 
    Similar containers were filled with different types of soil.  Holes were poked into the bottom of each container, and 300 milliliters of water were added.  The water that dripped out was collected and measured.  According to the information in the table, which type of soil retained water best?
    • A. 

      Potting soil

    • B. 

      Sandy soil

    • C. 

      Gravel

    • D. 

      Clay

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