3rd grade science ch 6

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weather

what the air is like outside

clouds

made up of water droplets in the air. different kinds form in different weather, so can help predict what will happen to the weather

atmosphere

the blanket of air that surrounds Earth. made up of gases that have no color, taste, or odor

rain gauge

measures how much rain has fallen

hygrometer

tells how much water is in the air

wind vane

measures the direction of the wind

anemometer

measures wind speed

barometer

measures air pressure

pollution alerts

smog, exhaust from cars and trucks and ozone can be harmful to health, so people are warned to stay inside when they are in the air

Washington state weather patterns

it is by the Pacific Ocean, so the western part of the state has a pattern of cool,wet winters and the eastern part of the state has a pattern of cold, dry winters

Sonora Desert weather patterns

is in the southern part of Arizona and California. most rain is in short, heavy downpours during the hot summer.there is some rain in winter

hurricane

a huge storm that forms over the ocean that has heavy rain, strong wind and huge waves. people know about them before they strike.

tornado

a spinning, funnel-shaped column of air that touches the ground.they form beneath thunderstorm clouds and have very strong winds. they form suddenly and without warning

blizzard

a winter storm with low temperatures ans lots of blowing snow.

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