5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Tilt of the axis & orbit of the Earth
- a layer of the atmosphere closest to the Earth where most weather occurs, conditions change quickly, contains water & gases
- b A wind vane, instrument thta measures wind speed. Has cups that turn from the wind
- c air movement; wind moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure; wind is named for th direction of which it comes Ex. North wind blows North to south
- d cause the change of seasons
- e The amount of water vapor in the air
5 Multiple choice questions
- Thin, white & feathery edges,
seen on good weather days, no rain, whispy cotton
- water returning to the Earth's surfact from the atmosphere (rain, snow, sleet, hail)
- Day to day conditions in a given area
- the pressing down of air on the Earth's surface. Gravity causes the gases to be pressed down.
- Scale that shows the number for wind speed.
5 True/False questions
Barometer → Instrument that measures air pressure
Cumulus clouds → Large, puffy, look like cotton balls, usually mean good weather, change shape, sit low in the sky.
Heavy dark cumulus clouds produce storms
Hurricanes → Storms with strong winds and heavy rains. Occur over a large area and last a long time. Begin over the ocean but can move to shore.
Things that affect climate → Thick layer that forms a blanket over land.
Little sunlight shines through, appear gray, produce rain or snow, fog is a stratus cloud that's close to the Earth
Climate → The average weather of an area
Differ because of the way the sun's rays strike the Earth