Water Cycle
Water Cycle
Weather Instruments
Weather
Vocabulary
100

When water changes state from a gas to a liquid, it is called water..

droplets

vapor

rain

What is vapor?

100

The sun's energy causes water to ________________.

evaporate

100

The instrument you use to measure precipitation.

Rain gauge

thermometer

ruler

What is a rain gauge

100

When a cold dry air mass from Canada meets a warm humid air mass in the Midwest of the United States, which of these weather patterns is most likely?

thunderstorms

steady light rain

cold clear weather    

warm dry weather


cold dry air mass meets a warm humid air mass = cold front = cumulonimbus (tall storm clouds)= heavy rain ( sometimes severe weather, tornadoes)

thunderstorms

100

The amount of water vapor in the air is called

precipitation

clouds

humidity

  What is humidity?

200

When water turns into a gas it's called?

evaporation

200

When water vapor turns back into water to form a cloud, this is called ________________.

condensation

200

What tool measure the direction of the wind?

is a wind vane

200

The weather forecaster for a local news station observes that the air pressure is rising. Which type of weather would he expect to see?

clear skies   

cloudy skies

high humidity   

thunderstorms

rising air pressure = high pressure = air cools, particles get close together and sink, no clouds = 

clear skies

200

The weight of the atmosphere pressing down on Earth's surface is 

weather 

air mass

air pressure

What is air pressure?
300

How does rainwater become part of Earth’s groundwater supply?

by seeping into the soil   

through runoff into lakes and streams   

through sewers and drainage systems

rainwater become part of Earth’s groundwater 

by seeping into the soil

300

What is the source of most of the water that evaporates as part of the water cycle?   

ice from glaciers

salt water from oceans

fresh water from lakes and ponds

groundwater from below Earth’s surface

the source of most of the water that evaporates as part of the water cycle

salt water from oceans

300

The weather instrument that measures wind?

fan

weather vane

wind vane

What is a wind vane?

300

What is it when a warm air mass takes over a cold air mass?

warm front

300
A large body of air with the same temperature and humidity throughout is an...


air mass

air pressure

weather

What is an air mass?

400

Water drops form on the outside of your cup. What is this an example of?

condensation

400

List the 4 different types of precipitation.

 rain, sleet, snow, hail

400

The weather instrument that measures the temperature.


Wind Vane

Barometer

Thermometer

is a thermometer

400

Which weather condition is most likely to cause several days of light rain in an area?

a warm air mass   

a cold air mass   

a warm front

a cold front

several days of light rain in an area

a warm front

400

is the state of the atmosphere at a certain place and time is

Weather

Climate

Weather

500

Is the constant movement of Earth's water from the surface to the atmosphere and back again

The Water Cycle

The Weather Cycle

The Rain Cycle

the Water cycle

500

Which of these best describes the atmosphere?   

blue sky made up of empty space and clouds   

a layer of gases, tiny particles, and water

water that has evaporated from oceans   


the atmosphere is 

a layer of gases, tiny particles, and water

500

For a class project, Joseph is measuring the local weather. Which tools will help him collect data on wind speed and air pressure?  

barometer and anemometer    

barometer and thermometer


wind speed and air pressure,

barometer and anemometer    

500

is a boundary where two different air masses meet

front

500

Water than cannot soak into the ground and instead flows across Earth's surfaces is called

weather

ground water

runoff

What is runoff?

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