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Ways to stay safe in severe weather include seeking shelter, staying away from trees and water,
and evacuating an unsafe area.
True or False?
Is the same size as Earth, has no moons, and has a thick atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide is what planet?
The moon was formed when an asteroid hit the Earth, and created a ring of debris in impact.
True or False?
Which of the following is a rock created when a comet dies near the sun due to the evaporation of its water
and ice particles?
Has an atmosphere of hydrogen, helium, and methane, as well as storm spots is what planet?
Most of the energy the Earth receives from the Sun participates in the water cycle.
True or False?
Gravity holds planets in orbit because planets are attracted to each other's gravitational force.
True or False?
What type of front Brings drizzly rain?
Warm front
The HR diagram classifies stars by the amount of heat they create.
True or False?
The competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to get satellites and humans into space
was known as the:
a. space competition
c. space fight
b. space race
d. none of the above
B. Space Race
The principle that organisms need a specific type of climate to live in is followed when ancient
climates are studied.
True or False?
Types include cumulus, stratus, and cirrus...
Temperate marine climates are normal:
a. hot
c. cold
b. cool to warm
d. warm to hot
B. Cool to warm
The cycle of seasons on the Earth is caused by the tilt of the Earth on its axis toward and away
from the Sun.
True or False?
The Sun is located near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
True or False?
Provides images of weather systems, and helps to track storms at different altitudes is called what?
Which of the following is NOT a layer of the Sun?
a. convective zone
c. radiative zone
b. core
d. conductive zone
D. Conductive Zone
What is Influenced by prevailing winds, mountain ranges, and season winds?
The rise and fall of the oceans due to the gravitational pull of the moon is called what?
The thermosphere protects the Earth from UV radiation coming from the Sun.
True or False?
The light of a star that can be seen from Earth is called what?
Apparent magnitude
What is movement of air from land to sea at night, created when cooler, denser air from the land forces up warmer
air over the sea.
Land Breeze
The resistance of an object to moving or to stopping is called what?
What is Seen as a dark layer of yellow from the chemicals in the air around cities?
How does water move between the hydrosphere and atmosphere?
Water moves between the hydrosphere and the atmosphere through the water cycle which is evaporation (where the water is lifted up into the air through heat),
condensation (where it bubbles up and comes together until it's forced to drop), and precipitation (where the water does drop through rain, snow, sleet, or hail).