Clouds
The Water Cycle
Tools of the Trade
Extreme Weather
Land and Water
100

What are clouds made of?

Water vapor that gets condensed. 

100

What is evaporate?

Energy from the sun warms the water on the earth causing it to do this.

100

What is a weather vane?

This measures the wind direction.

100

An extreme amount of water at one time.

What is a flood?

100

Which heats and cools faster: Land or Water?

Land

200

Name 3 types of clouds

What is cumulous, stratus and cirrus

200

What are the water vapors?

Clouds are made up of this. 

200

What is a weather vane?

This measures the wind direction.

200

A violent storm with strong winds that is usually formed over land.

What is a tornado?

200

Why are air temperatures usually higher in the afternoon than in the morning?

When the sun rises the surface of the earth is heated and the temperature rises. The surface is warmer around midday. The air takes longer to heat up and temperatures are highest in the middle of the afternoon. 

300

What type of cloud is wispy and feathery?

Cirrus

300

What is fog? 

Fog is clouds close to ground.

300


What is a rain gauge?


This measures the amount of precipitation.

300

A tropical storm that forms over water.

What is a hurricane?

300

Why are some surfaces warmer than other? 

Different surfaces absorb different amount of light energy.

400

What type of cloud appears as a blanket covering the sky?

Stratus

400

What is precipitation?

rain, snow, hail, and sleet are all forms of precipitation.

400

It measures the temperature...hot or cold.

What is a thermometer?

400

A naturally occurring electrostatic discharge that happends during a storm.

What is lightning?

400

Why does the earth surface not heat evenly?

Sunlight hits the earth's surface at different angles.

500

Which clouds are puffy and you see in nice weather?

Cumulous

500

What is condense?

To condense means to change from a gas to a liquid. As warm moist air rises, it begins to cool, which causes the water vapor in the air to do this.

500

A wind sock.

What is another tool that measures wind direction....not a weather vane?

500

The state of the atmoshphere at a place and time as regards to heat, dryness, sunshine, wind and rain.

What is weather?

500

What is the pressing of air on earth called?

It is called air pressure.

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