Water Cycle
Clouds
Weather
Vocabulary
Measuring Instruments
100
Nature’s way of recycling water.
What is the water cycle?
100

Gray clouds that cover the lower part of the sky; rain or snow falls from them

What are stratus clouds?

100
The state of the air at a certain time and place
What is weather?
100
It measures temperature

What does a thermometer do?

200
The process of water changing into an invisible gas called water vapor
What is evaporation?
200
White, puffy clouds that look like piles of cotton; they are known as fair-weather clouds
What are cumulus clouds?
200
Scientists who study weather
Who are meteorologists?
200
With a wind vane

How do we measure wind direction?

300
Water that is found underground
What is groundwater?
300
Thin, feathery clouds that appear high in the sky; they are a sign that rain or snow is on the way
What are cirrus clouds?
300

Precipitation

What name is given to describe any type of water falling from the sky?

300

Oktas

What unit is cloud cover measured in?

400
The process of water vapor turning into water droplets
What is condensation?
400
Cloud that forms at the earth’s surface
What is fog?
400

White cloud with a sun behind it and a few rain drops falling.

What weather symbol means it will be a little rainy and a little sunny?

400

Anemometer

What instrument measures wind speed?

500
Amount of water vapor in the air
What is humidity?
500
Tall, dark clouds that mean thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds
What are cumulonimbus clouds?
500

The weather of a place over a long time

What is climate?

500

KmPH/MPH/Knots

What units do we measure wind speed in?

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