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Header Picture Captions: Left to Right: Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial S.P. Nature Detectives, Summer 2010; Academie Lafayette, Kansas City, Stream Class; Sustain Mizzou Green Team recycling at an MU home football game, Columbia. If you have pictures of your students learning aout or working in the environment (with permissions) send them to weaverjc@missouri.edu and we will post them.

Missouri Environmental Education News June 2015

UMKC Student Environmental Coalition Cookout and Cleanup with MO River Relief

May 2, 2015 Missouri River Relief and the Student Environmental Coalition of UMKC teamed up for their second annual campout & clean-up on the Missouri River. Photos courtesy of UMKC - SEC. See more at https://www.flickr.com/photos/8478409@N03/17531067485/?ytcheck=1

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MEEA Environmental Literacy Quizzes


Take one or more of these on-line environmental literacy quizzes and help us improve them! All four quizzes consist of questions randomly selected from a 30+ question bank for each grade level. For early elementary there are 5 questions per quiz, for the older grades there are 10 questions per quiz.

Help us answer these questions:

  1. Assuming the students have covered these topics in school, is the vocabulary, sentence complexity and topic appropriate for each grade? Keep in mind, kids can master long words and simple concepts if they are taught to them.
  2. Are there any errors in the questions or the answers, either factual or grammatical?

To take a quiz, click on its link. You will be sent to a sign- in page which will ask for your name. Then just start the quiz. At the end you will get your score and see the correct answers. Quizzes can be repeated, but questions and answers are shuffled with each quiz.

Please share any thoughts, comments, or corrections you have with me at weaverjc@missouri.edu.

Link to On-line Quiz Quiz Description

Early Elementary

EE Env LIt - Matter

These quiz questions cover properties of gases, liquids and solids, units of volume. weight and length, boiling, melting and freezing point, characterististics of metals, glass, plastic, wood and soil, buoyancy, and jobs of people who turn materials into things we can use.

Vocabulary (some of this vocabulary is part of the wrong answers, but is helpful to know for that reason)

baker, boiling point, buoyant, carpenter, centimeter, concrete, dent (as with a hammer), evaporate, freezing point, gallon, gardener, gases, glass, hammer, ice, inch, kilogram, liquid, liter, matter, measuring cup, metal, mixture, plastic, pound, shiny, sink, soil, solid, steam, volume, water vapor, wood

Upper Elementary

UE Env Lit-Matter

These quiz questions cover the characteristics and uses of common elements, mixtures and compounds, the source and distribution of critical resources like fossil fuels and water, and the jobs of people who turn materials into things we can use.

Vocabulary (some of this vocabulary is part of the wrong answers, but is helpful to know for that reason)

argon, atmosphere, baking soda, carbon, carbon dioxide, coal, compound, conductor (of electricity or heat), copper, cubic centimeter (cc), density (mass/volume), drilling, element, fiber, fracking, fresh water, gold, gram (g), hydrogen, iodine, iron, kilogram (kg), krypton, lime scale, magnet, mining, natural gas, nickel, nitrogen, oil, oxygen, potter, salt, silver, spinner, "universal solvent", vinegar, volume, weaver, welder, yarn, zinc

Middle School

MS Env Lit - Matter

These quiz questions cover physical and chemical methods of separation, refrigerants, effect of human activities on cycling of elements, acidic and basic solutions, common minerals in bones, shells, rocks, chemical bonding in N and C, chemical formulas of common materials, and people who deal with and create materials.

Vocabulary (some of this vocabulary is part of the wrong answers, but is helpful to know for that reason)

acid, aluminum, ammonia, argon, base, bauxite, bromine, calcium apatite, calcium carbonate, carbon bonds, carbon cycle, centrifuging, CO2, deforestation, digesting (as a chemical process), dispersant, distilling, H2O, HCL, heat of vaporization, herbicide, infrared, insulator (electrical), iron, krypton, N2, NH3, nitrates, nitrogen bonds, nitrogen cycle, No Till Farming, oil spill, oxygen, ppm (parts per million), refrigerant, sifting, silicon, silicon dioxide, skimming, temperature, ultraviolet, water cycle

High School

HS Env Lit - Matter

This quiz deals with carbon as an element, parts of the periodic table, acidification, nutrient enrichment, heavy metals, and carbon sequestration.

Vocabulary (some of this vocabulary is part of the wrong answers, but is helpful to know for that reason)

acidification, argon, arsenic, atomic number, atomic weight, biochemist, bonds, C6H12O6, CaCO3, calcium carbonate, CH4, chromium, CO2, electron shells/levels, fertilizer, greenhouse gas, gross domestic product (GDP), heavy metals, helium, krypton, lead, lithium, materials scientist, mercury, meteorites, nitrogen, nutrient enrichment, oxygenation, periodic table, phosphorus, physical chemist, potassium, radioactive elements, sequestration, sodium, structural engineer









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