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6th Grade Science - Q1 - Part 1

Weather
STUDY
PLAY

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Hydrosphere
the water on (lakes, oceans) and around (clouds) the earth's surface: hydro = water; sphere = globe
Atmosphere
the gases/air around the earth: atmo = vapor; sphere = globe
Troposphere
the lowest layer of the atmosphere, reaching from the earth's surface, to the stratosphere, temperature decreases as you move up: tropo = change; sphere = globe
Stratosphere
the layer of the atmosphere that is above the troposphere, but below the mesosphere, temperature increases as you move up: strat = cover; sphere = globe
Mesosphere
the layer of the atmosphere that is above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere, temperature decreases as you move up: mes = middle; sphere = globe
Thermosphere
the layer of the atmosphere that is above the mesosphere, temperature increases: therm = heat; sphere = globe
Temperature
how hot or cold something is
Weather
a description of the atmosphere in terms of hot/cold, wet/dry, calm/storm, clear/cloudy