Weather Tools
Water Cycle
Cloud Types
Vocabulary
True/False
100

What tool measures heat? 

Thermometer

100

What is an example of precipitation? 

Rain, snow, sleet, or hail 

100

What is formed when water condenses in the air? 

Clouds


100

What do we call moving air? 

Wind 

100

A person who studies weather is called a meteorologist. 

True 

200

What tool measures the amount of rainfall? 

Rain gauge 

200

What is it called when the water falls from the sky? 

Precipitation 

200

Which type of cloud forms low to the ground? 

Fog

200

What is the measurement of how hot or cold something is? 

Temperature 

200

A blizzard is a snow storm with strong winds. 

True 

300

What tool measures wind direction? 

Weather vane 

300

What is it called when water droplets condense into a cloud? 

Condensation 

300

Are cumulus clouds puffy like cotton or thin and wispy? 

Puffy like cotton 

300

What is the prediction of future weather called? 

Weather forecast 

300

Thunderstorms are the type of storm we see most often

True 

400

What does a barometer measure? 

Air pressure 

400

What is it called when water turns from a liquid to a gas? 

Evaporation 

400

Describe cirrus clouds. 

Thin, high, wispy clouds 

400

What do we call the condition of the air at a certain time and place? 

Weather 

400

Tornadoes form over oceans and have strong winds and heavy rain. 

False 

500

What does an anemometer measure? 

Wind speed 

500

What are the three major parts of the water cycle? 

Precipitation, evaporation, condensation 

500

What do we call clouds that are low, wide and cover the sky like a blanket? 

Stratus 

500

What do we call the blanket of air that surrounds the earth? 

Atmosphere 

500

Wind is caused by changes in precipitation. 

False 

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