How Earth Materials Sustain Animal and Plant Life


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Which one of the following is NOT an Earth materials?

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1. One of the four Earth materials is a naturally formed aggregates of minerals or mineral-like substances. What is this type of material?

2. What is the function of water in sustaining animal life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Plants and animals depend on certain materials from the Earth for survival. This quiz and worksheet can help you demonstrate your understanding of key concepts from this lesson, such as which resources are vital for the existence of animals and plants and what Earth materials are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to brush up on your ability to:

  • Identify Earth materials and their characteristics
  • Point out how Earth materials maintain plant life and animal life
  • Bring to mind which Earth materials are crucial for the existence of animals and plants

Skills Practiced

These assessments can help you develop the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the use of various Earth materials in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the four Earth materials and their purposes and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as aggregate

Additional Learning

Would you like to learn more about how plants and animals rely on materials from the Earth to grow and thrive? Then, take a look at this associated video lesson called How Earth Materials Sustain Animal and Plant Life. The following objectives are included in this lesson:

  • Compare the characteristics of minerals, rock, soil, and water
  • Investigate how Earth materials sustain plant and animal life
  • Differentiate between which Earth materials support plant life and which ones support animal life