What the Atmosphere does
Precipitation and clouds
Air and Wind
Atmosphere structure

100

The atmosphere is _____________.
What is "the layer of gases that surrounds Earth."

100

Moisture that falls to earth from the atmosphere in forms such as rain, hail, snow, and sleet.
What is precipitation

100

Air has pressure because it has ____________.
What is mass.

100

From Earth to space, the main layers in our atmosphere are:_______________, ________________, ________________, and _______________.
What are "troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere."

200

Earth’s atmosphere is important to living things because it _______.
What is "provides all the gases that living things need to survive."

200

Water Vapor is water in the form of ___________.
What is "a gas."

200

Instruments used to measure air pressure are called ________
What are barometers.

200

The layer of our atmosphere in which weather occurs is the ___________.
What is the troposphere.

300

This layer (part of another layer) filters harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
What is the Ozone Layer

300

When water collects as heavy droplets in clouds, this type of precipitation forms
What is rain.

300

We call the continuous cycle of rising warm air and falling cold air a __________________.
What is a wind cell.

300

The ozone layer is found in the ______________.
What is stratosphere.

400

Radio waves are reflected back to Earth by particles in the ___________.
What is "ionosphere."

400

The water cycle usually starts with a body of water, then it ____________, and ________________ into clouds, and falls as some form of _______________.
What are evaporates, condenses, and precipitation.

400

As you rise upwards in the atmosphere, air pressure ______________.
What is decreases

400

Which layer of the atmosphere protects Earth’s surface from being hit by most meteoroids?
What is the mesosphere

500

The two most abundant gases in the atmosphere are _____________ and ____________.
What are nitrogen and oxygen.

500

Water vapor that condensed into tiny droplets and stay in the air until they fall as a form of precipitation are called ____________.
What are clouds

500

A particular pattern of wind movement around the earth (parallel with the equator) is called a _____________.
What is a wind belt.

500

The layers of the atmosphere are classified according to changes in _________________.
What is temperature