Unit Test 1 Science (Science Concepts)

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1st Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Harmful things that are added to soil, air, or water are called _____.
    • A. 

      Filters

    • B. 

      Samples

    • C. 

      Pollutants

    • D. 

      Data

  • 2. 
    Biodegradable materials can safely be buried in ______.
    • A. 

      Cooling ponds

    • B. 

      Wetlands

    • C. 

      Any ecosystem

    • D. 

      Sanitary landfills

  • 3. 
    Which is NOT an example of recycling?
    • A. 

      Burning trash in an incinerator

    • B. 

      Using old newspapers to make cereal boxes and grocery bags

    • C. 

      Composting food scraps and grass clipping

    • D. 

      Returning glass bottles to be reused

  • 4. 
    Acid rain forms when _____.
    • A. 

      Forest fires produce ashes and smoke that enter the air

    • B. 

      Chemicals from burned fossil fuels mix with moisture in the air

    • C. 

      The ozone layer in the atmosphere gets too thin

    • D. 

      The water in lakes and ponds has a pH higher than 7

  • 5. 
    Using public transportation, turning off unneeded appliances, and washing clothes in cold water are ways to ______.
    • A. 

      Reduce water pollution

    • B. 

      Improve groundwater quality

    • C. 

      Restore food chains

    • D. 

      Conserve fossil fuels

  • 6. 
    Most of the trash produced in the United States is ______.
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Metal

    • C. 

      Plastic

    • D. 

      Glass

  • 7. 
    Bodies of water are naturally cleaned by ________.
    • A. 

      Organic farming

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Plants

    • D. 

      Turbines

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a nonrenewable resource?
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Sunshine

  • 9. 
    Windstorm dust and volcano ash are kinds of ____.
    • A. 

      Reclamation

    • B. 

      Litter

    • C. 

      Natural air pollutants

    • D. 

      Sunshine

  • 10. 
    Heated water from power plants is sometimes pumped into rivers. This produces ______. 
    • A. 

      Thermal pollution

    • B. 

      Global warming

    • C. 

      Salt water

    • D. 

      Electricity

  • 11. 
    Hearing damage and loss of sleep are two of the dangers of ______.
    • A. 

      Light pollution

    • B. 

      Noise pollution

    • C. 

      Recycling

    • D. 

      The greenhouse effect

  • 12. 
    Chemical fertilizers and pesticides sometimes used on farms can _______.
    • A. 

      Produce methane gas

    • B. 

      Pollute groundwater

    • C. 

      Form smog

    • D. 

      Purify waste water

  • 13. 
    Biomass, solar power, and hydrogen fuel cells are types of ______.
    • A. 

      Geothermal energy

    • B. 

      Air pollution

    • C. 

      Catalytic converters

    • D. 

      Alternative energy sources

  • 14. 
    The safest solution to oil spills is ______.
    • A. 

      To burn the oils as it floats on the ocean surface

    • B. 

      To collar the spill and pump it into another container

    • C. 

      To spray chemicals that break up the oil

    • D. 

      To prevent spills from happening in the first place

  • 15. 
    Materials in nature that living things need and use are known as ______.
    • A. 

      Natural resources

    • B. 

      Water cycles

    • C. 

      Habitats

    • D. 

      Particles

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