Weather
Climate
Vocabulary
Water Cycle
Weather Tools
100

The weight of the atmosphere on Earth's surface.

What is air pressure?

100

This climate zone is warm and usually occurs near the equator where the sun is shinning directly overhead nearly all year.

What is tropical?

100

When a cloud's droplets or snow crystals get too heavy they fall to the ground.

What is precipitation?

100

Water turns to water vapor and rises into the atmosphere.

What is evaporation?

100

This tool measures wind direction

What is a wind vane?

200

When cold air moves UNDER warm air.

What is a cold front?

200

This climate zone is generally covered in ice and snow. They have cold temperatures and little precipitation. 

What is polar?

200

Water that cannot soak into the ground and instead flows downhill into rivers, stream, and lakes.

What is runoff?

200

Water can evaporate from leaves of plants.

What is Transpiration?
200

This tool measures wind speed

What is a anemometer?

300

This pressure system bring stormy weather.

What is low pressure?

300

This climate zone has moderate temperatures and varying precipitation.

What is temperate?

300

How the atmosphere is like at a given time or place.

What is weather?

300

Water trapped underground

What is ground water?

300

This tool measures the amount of water vapor in the air

What is a hygrometer?

400

When warm air moves over the cold air.

What is a warm front?

400

This ENVIRONMENT is only found in wet warm climates that receive a lot of sunlight year around.

What is rain forest? 

400

A measure of how far north or south a location is from the equator.

What is lattitude?

400

Form of water that is the most abundant at any time in the water cycle.

What is liquid salt water?

400

This tool measures air pressure

What is a barometer?

500

This pressure system brings fair weather.

What is high pressure?

500

The three factors that affect climate the most.

What is latitude, water, and elevation?

500

The long term pattern of weather in an area.

What is climate?

500

Water on top of the soil soaks into the ground, where it is stored as ground water.

What is infiltration?

500

This tool carries weather tools high up into the atmosphere.

What is a weather balloon?

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