Water Cycle
Clouds
Weather
Vocabulary
Stormy Weather
Tornado
Safety and
Trivia
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The process of water changing into an invisible gas called water vapor
What is evaporation?
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White, puffy clouds that look like piles of cotton; they are known as fair-weather clouds
What are cumulus clouds?
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Scientists who study weather
Who are meteorologists?
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Spinning cloud with a funnel shape
What is a tornado?
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Where you should go during a tornado if you are in a school or public building
What is the lowest level of the building?
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Amount of water vapor in the air
What is humidity?
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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?
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Instrument that shows wind direction
What is a wind vane?
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Large, powerful storm that occurs over large bodies of water
What is a hurricane?
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April through June
What are the months that the most tornadoes occur?
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Nature’s way of recycling water.
What is the water cycle?
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Gray clouds that cover the lower part of the sky; rain or snow falls from them
What are stratus clouds?
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The state of the air at a certain time and place
What is weather?
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Most common type of storm
What is a thunderstorm?
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Where you should go during a tornado if you are in a house
What is the basement?
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The process of water vapor turning into water droplets
What is condensation?
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Cloud that forms at the earth’s surface
What is fog?
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Measures wind speed
What is an anemometer?
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Water overflow that is caused by a large amount of rainfall
What is a flood?
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What you should do if you’re in a car during a tornado
What is pull over and get out of the vehicle?
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Water that is found underground
What is groundwater?
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Tall, dark clouds that mean thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds
What are cumulonimbus clouds?
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The weather of a place over a long time
What is climate?
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Another name for a hurricane
What is a typhoon?
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Scale used rate the damage and speed of tornadoes
What is the Fujita scale (F-scale)?
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