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Quiz A:

1. Where does the Providence area get its water from?

2. What river did we visit yesterday? (Answer only if you were there.)

3. What does E.P.A. stand for?

4. Why is the E.P.A. fencing off places along the river we visited and why is it telling people not to eat fist or drink water from there? (You can put this answer on a separate sheet of paper.)

5. T or F - Exposure to dioxin just one time would be a really life threatening experience?

6. T or F - Cleaning up dioxin contamination is not very expensive?

7. T or F - We can drink 97% of water found on earth?

8. How much of the earth's water can we use for drinking?

9. What does the word watershed mean?

10. List 2 differences between the watershed around the Scituate Reservoir and the watershed around the Woonasquatucket River.

Bonus Question: Write your own question.

Quiz B

1. T or F - About 1/4 of our body is made up of water.

2. Water can be found in 3 forms.  Name the three forms.


3. When water gets hot, it changes from a liquid to a gas.  When this happens, what do we say that the water does? It _____________________s.

4. What are clouds made of?

5. Name 3 activities we did in our science class yesterday.


6. T or F - The amount of water on earth is getting less and less.

7. What is a watershed?

8. What is the difference between the watershed around the Woonasquatucket River and the Scituate Reservoir?

9. What percent (%) of the earth's water is fresh water we can use?

10. T or F - If water looks clear, is it safe to drink? Explain you answer.

11. What does E.P.A. stand for?

12. T or F - The dioxin in the soil around the Woonasquatucket River will never reach any ground water.

13. What is polluting the soil around the Woonasquatucket River? What is polluting the water?

14. T or F - There are laws to protect all rivers and other water found in cities.

15. T or F - Animals and plants found in the Woonasquatucket River are in extreme danger.

16. T or F - You don't have to check fish from your market because it does not contain dioxin.

Bonus: What is a cycle? What does water cycle mean? Draw a picture to illustrate what it means.

Since we mainstreamed students of a wide range of abilities, we allowed accommodations for both homework and quizzes.  One example of how this worked was when a student was unable to answer the following question using written language.

List 2 differences between the watershed around the Scituate Reservoir and the watershed around the Woonasquatucket River.

 The student answered the question with the following illustration:

We also had many students with an ESL overlay and because many of these students had trouble with reading comprehension, we would read quiz questions to them.  Given this accommodation students were then able to demonstrate their mastery of the information.

Quiz C

1. Hurricane season runs from what month to what month?

2. T or F - Hurricanes develop in waters that are cold.

3. The center of a hurricane is called the  ___________________ and the winds there are ____________.

4. What is a storm surge?

5. Name two things that a city must consider when it begins emergency planning for the approach of a hurricane.

6. What is a barrier island?

Bonus: Describe in your own words how a hurricane develops.

Quiz D - Ocean Pop Quiz

1. How deep is the ocean if it takes 7.68 seconds for sound to bounce from the floor to the surface.  Sound travels at 5,000 feet per second.

2. T or F - Salt water is heavier than fresh water.

3. T or F - The ocean bottom is completely flat and sandy.

4. Define buoyancy using a complete sentence.

5. Finish this sentence: The ______________ you go the more water ________________ you have.

Bonus: Draw the water cycle and label.

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