Water Cycle
Clouds
Weather
Vocabulary
Weather instruments
Random Weather Questions
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

Used to measure temperature

Thermometer

100

The thermometer reads -2 degrees in the morning and 5 degrees in the afternoon. How much did the temperature rise?

7 degrees.

200

The process of water changing into an invisible gas called water vapor

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

Used to measure pressure

Barometer

200

The barometric pressure is falling. What type of weather is coming?

Bad, rainy, stormy weather

300
Amount of water vapor in the air
What is humidity?
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
Instrument that shows wind direction
What is a wind vane?
300

Used to measure amount of rain that fell

Rain gauge

300

The name for the person who forecasts weather. (Such as Kalin Mitchell on the news)

Meterologist

400

The process of water vapor turning into water droplets

Condensation

400
Cloud that forms at the earth’s surface
What is fog?
400
Measures wind speed
What is an anemometer?
400

Used to measure wind direction

Wind vane

400
Water overflow that is caused by a large amount of rainfall
What is a flood?
500
Water that is found underground
What is groundwater?
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

Used to measure wind speed

Anemometer

500
Another name for a hurricane
What is a typhoon?
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