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5 Matching questions

  1. barometer
  2. weather
  3. continental crust
  4. galaxy
  5. system
  1. a a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction
  2. b one type of crust on the earth's surface, thicker than others
  3. c occurs in the troposphere
  4. d a set of things working together to accomplish a task
  5. e any intrument that measures changes in air pressure; measured in millibars

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the water given off through the leaves through water vapor (evaporation)
  2. type of rock that is changed through extreme heat and pressure
  3. measures amount of water vapor in the air, or humidity; uses two bulbs, one measures temperature while the other measures wet bulb temperature
  4. a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandecent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light
  5. the area of land in which runoff drains into a river (underground and above)

5 True/False questions

  1. convection currentscircular currents or movement within a liquid or gas due to diferent densities of the hotter and cooler parts


  2. asteroidsmall, rocky bodies left over from the formation of the solar system; most are accumulated in a zone between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter


  3. gravitythe force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass


  4. stored mechanicalthe movement of electrical charges


  5. nuclearenergy received by the earth from the sun