Weather
Climate
Vocabulary
Weather Tools
Weather Safety
100

True or False
Weather is what is happening outside today.

True

100

True or False
Climate is the general pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time.

True

100

What do we typically call precipitation?

Rain

100

What kind of tool do we use to measure air temperature?

Thermometer?

100

What should you do if you are playing outside and you see lightning and hear thunder?

Go inside

200

What happens to the air temperature as summer turns to fall in Lynn?

It gets cooler/colder

200

True or False
Climate does NOT change from ONE year to the next.

True

200

What are snow and hail?

Frozen rain

200

True or False
A weather vane measures wind direction.

True

200

Why should we stay away from windows when it is too windy?

Wind can blow things into windows and break them

300

What does rain turn into when the temperature gets really cold?

Snow
300

What do we know about summers in Massachusetts based on our climate?

It is hot

300

What is hazardous weather?

Weather that can be very dangerous

300

What is humidity?

Moisture in the air

300

What is one way we can prevent flooding?

Build a dam or use sand bags to hold water back

400

True or False
Weather is what happens over a long period of time (10 or more years!).

False

400

If it snows A LOT in a town over one winter, what can we guess about what the next winter will be like?

Snowy

400

Someone who uses weather instruments, maps, radar and weather data is called a what? (fancy word for weather person)

Meteorologist 

400

What does radar show a weather person?

When rain and storms are coming

400

How does a lightning rod protect your house from lightning?

Lightning will hit it instead of your house
500

Name 2 types of hazardous weather

hurricane

blizzard

tornado

flooding

Thunder/Lightning

500

How do we figure out the climate of a particular area?

Study weather PATTERNS over many years (at least 10)

500

***What is the difference between snow and hail?***(extra challenge)

The air is colder where the clouds are and warmer where we are when it hails. All air is cold when it snows.

500

True or False
An anemometer measures wind speed.

True

500

How can you stay safe during a tornado?

Go into a basement or room/hallway without windows

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