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This is the force that is exerted on objects by Earth that directs/pulls them towards its center.

What is gravity?

Draw a model of this.

Plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from these two things.
What is air and water?

These are caused by the Earth's tilt on its axis as well as its orbit around the sun?

What are seasons?

Draw a model of the sun's energy hitting Earth in the winter.


Sandy is building a container to drop an egg from the top of the football stadium.  He does a test drop and the egg breaks when it hits the ground.  What are two things Sandy can do to the container to protect the egg?

What is add a parachute and add more cushioning to the egg's container?

Casey is given a sample mixture containing calcium carbonate, glucose, iron filings, and silica sand. Which of the materials could be separated out with a magnet?
What are iron filings?

When two or more materials are mixed together and a CHANGE occurs this happened.

What is a chemical reaction?


Animals/consumers get their energy from this.

What plants or other animals?


Oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers, ground water, and polar ice caps are all part of this sphere.

What is the hydrosphere?


Some cities build a wall as a barrier between a river and the city. What specific problem does this design solution aim to solve?

What is keeping water from flowing into the city during heavy rains and floods?


The four spheres on Earth that are all interconnected and dependent upon each other.

What are the hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere?

Tell what belongs in each sphere.

Give one example of how the spheres are connected.

Adding air to expand a basketball and dissolving sugar in water are both examples that prove matter is made of particles that are too ______ to be seen.
What is small?
If you go far enough down the food chain, food of almost any kind of animal can be traced back to _____.
What is plants?
Most of the Earth's water is found here.
What is the oceans?
Action AA batteries last four times as long as Bonus AA batteries. Action AA batteries also cost four times as much as Bonus batteries. What is a good reason to buy Action AA batteries?
What is they generate less waste in the long run?

Energy in animals' food that is used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth was once energy from this.

What is the Sun?


The water cycle is the process of water evaporating from Earth's surface, then condensing in clouds, and eventually precipitating back down to Earth.  These conditions are best to produce rain.

What is hot water and cold sky?

This process eventually restores (recycles) some materials back to the soil after a plant or animal's death.
What is decomposition?

The constellations appear to change throughout the seasons, but are caused by and proof of this.

What is Earth's orbit around the sun?

When an experiment is repeated and the new results are different from the original results, what could you assume to be true?
What is neither test results are 100% reliable and additional experimentation is needed?
If several governments decided to agree to limit the amount of fish harvested from an ocean, this would be an example of _____.
What is conserving a natural resource?

Regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is _______.

What is conserved? (stays the same)


Newly introduced species can do this to the balance of an ecosystem.

What is damage it or throw it off?

Draw a model of a food web showing energy transfer with arrows.

The sun is a star that appears larger and brighter than other stars because it is _____.
What is closer to Earth than other stars?

Destiny's family wants to dig a well on their property out of state.  It costs the same amount whether they are able to find water or not.  Destiny's family could look for these type of plants to ensure there is water under the ground.

What is plants with long roots? 


A city's favorite stone statue is beginning to look worn.  There are small pieces of the statue that are missing.   The process that caused this is ____________.

What is chemical reaction created by acid rain?

Explain what happened to the rock pieces that are missing.

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