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Rock Samples Cluster Questions
 
Students refer to a table with information about rock characteristics and rely on their understanding of Earth processes to answer the four questions in this cluster.

   
ODE Assessment Grade 5: Earth and Space Sciences, Sedimentary Rock (ORC#: 10697)
This multiple choice question asks students to identify which is a sedimentary rock based on information in a Rock Sample data table. Students should recall that different types of rock have distinct characteristics that can be observed. Students refer to the descriptions provided in the table to determine which of the specimens is a sedimentary rock. (author/ts)

   
ODE Assessment Grade 5: Earth and Space Sciences, Comparing Different Rock Samples (ORC#: 10698)
This multiple choice question asks students to identify how the conglomerate rock sample is different from the other rock samples in a Rock Sample table. Students must refer to the Rock Sample table, note similarities and differences in the rock samples, and observe that the conglomerate rock sample has other rocks and pebbles in it. (author/ts)

   
ODE Assessment Grade 5: Earth and Space Sciences, Weathering (ORC#: 10699)
This multiple choice question asks students to select the natural process that is wearing away the faces on Mount Rushmore. Students are provided with information about Mount Rushmore and must recall that erosion and weathering are responsible for changing the surface of rock over time. (author/ts)