Composition of Earth's Atmosphere
Weather Instruments
Clouds
It's all in the data
Weather or Climate
Climate
Water Cycle
Severe Weather Category
100

A student creates an incorrect graph to show the amounts of different gases that make up air.  


100

I would use this weather instrument to tell how much precipitation fell at my house during Hurricane Matthew. 

rain gauge 

100

Name the type of cloud pictured.

Cirrus 

100


Warm Front

100

Weather or Climate? 


Summer is usually rainy in Miami, Florida. 

Climate 

100


100

B. Water loses energy to precipitate.

100

D. Severe thunderstorms have strong winds that can knock down trees and cause loose objects to fly.

200

Which feature(s) can a model of the troposphere include?

a. humans only

b. humans and weather only

c. humans, weather, and water vapor

d. humans, weather, water vapor, and the moon

c. humans, weather, and water vapor

200

I would use this weather instrument to learn which direction the wind is blowing. 

wind vane 

200

Name the type of cloud pictured.

cumulus 

200

B. No.  The town receives at least 4 inches of rain each month.
200

Weather or Climate? 

It is sunny outside today, but cooler than it was yesterday. 

weather 

200

True or False

Climate describes the condition of the atmosphere at a single point in time.

False. Climate refers to conditions and conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

200

200

Michael and Florence are recent examples of... 

They were huge storms that formed over the ocean with very strong, destructive winds. 

hurricanes

300

D. The atmosphere includes the troposphere where humans live.

300

I would use this weather instrument to tell me the temperature outside. 

thermometer 

300

Name the type of cloud pictured.

stratus 

300


No. It records the weather conditions for a short time.

300

Weather or Climate? 


Summers in South Carolina tend to be very hot and humid! 

climate 

300

A. Dry

300

A. Gravity causes water to move.


300

A. During a hurricane, people near the coast should make evacuation plans. 

400

B. The layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth.

400

I would use this weather instrument to tell how fast the wind is blowing. 

anemometer


400

Name the type of cloud pictured.

cumulonimbus 

400


400

Weather or Climate?

The Gobi Desert gets in average of 7.6 inches of rainfall a year. 

Climate 

400

True or False:

Climate includes information such as the average amount of precipitation, the average temperature and how the temperature changes over time

True
400

D. Water evaporates due to the heat and then condenses on the cold plastic sheet.

400

D. Avoid areas that are prone to flooding.

500

The atmosphere is mostly made up of nitrogen gas.

500

What is this a picture of?

anemometer 

500

The sun is not out at all today. It is super drizzly and gloomy. What kind of clouds are in the sky? 

stratus 

500


C. A cold front passed by on Wednesday because the temperature decreased.

500

Weather or Climate?

This week's high temperature is 70*. 

weather 

500

C.  Helena is located farther north than Miami.

500

B.  Student 2; condensation forms clouds

500


B. Tornadoes are funnel-shaped clouds that reach the ground causing damage to buildings.

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