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5 Matching questions

  1. Temperature
  2. wind-chill factor
  3. Radiation
  4. stratus
  5. Convection
  1. a The transfer of heat by movement of currents within a fluid.
  2. b The average amount of energy of motion in the molecules of a substance
  3. c The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
  4. d Clouds that form in flat layers.
  5. e Increased cooling caused by the wind.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the air can hold at that temperature.
  2. The total energy of a substance's particles due to their movement or vibration; also, the energy of motion in the molecules of a substance.
  3. An instrument used to measure temperature, consisting of a thin, glass tube with a bulb on one end that contains a liquid, usually mercury or alcohol.
  4. The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
  5. The change from the gaseous to the liquid state of matter; also, the process by which a gas, such as water vapor, changes to a liquid, such as water.

5 True/False questions

  1. sea breezeThe flow of air from land to a body of water.


  2. land breezeThe flow of air from land to a body of water.


  3. infrared radiationA form of energy with wavelengths that are shorter than visible light.


  4. MonsoonsThe temperature at which condensation begins.


  5. droughtClouds that form less than 2 kilometers above the ground and look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton.