Clouds
Water Cycle/
Atmosphere
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Severe weather
100

Part of the Water Cycle in which clouds form.

What is condensation?

100

Weather occurs in this layer of the atmposphere.

What is the troposhere. 

100

The symbol for a cold front is a curved, blue line with this shape on it.

What is triangle?

100

Measures the speed of wind.

What is an anemometer?

100

Three ingredients for a storm.

What are 

•Heat From the Sun

•Differences in Air Pressure

•Water

200

4 types of clouds studied.

What is cumulous, cumulonimbus, stratus and cirrus.

200

Largest amount of gas in our atmosphere (78%). 

What is nitrogen?

200

A symbol of a curved, red line with semi cirlcles on it indicates this kind of front.

What is a warm front?

200

Measures the temperature of the air.

What is a thermometer?

200

A large, swirling, low-pressure system that forms over the warm Atlantic Ocean.

What is a hurricane?

300

Type of cloud that is wispy and feathery, indicates fair weather or warm front coming. 

What is cirrus?

300
The form of heat enregy that keeps the water cycle going.

What is the sun?

300

A warm front is coming to SC, what can we expect the temperaatures to be?

What is temperatures will increase, go up, or get warmer.

300

Feeling like the air is weighing down on you? This tool measures air pressure.

What is a barometer?

300

A violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground (over land). 

What is a tornado?

400

Type of cloud that appears as a blanket covering the sky or fog. Indicated long, continuous periods of rain. 

What is Stratus?

400
When heat energy changes liquid water into a gas called water vapor.

Evaporation.

400

As a result of a cold front, this kind of weather will be sure to follow.

What are heavy rains or violent thunderstorms.

400

Curious about how much rain fell in a certain period of time? Measure precipitation with this tool. 

What is a rain gauge?

400

Name this severe weather phenomena...

The white puffy clouds that have been growing all day are replaced by a greenish gray sky. A distant rumble is heard...then another. It starts to rain. A flash of light streaks the sky, followed by a huge BOOM.

What is a thunderstorm?

500

Clouds form when this kind of air rises, expands and cools.

What is warm air?

500

What determines the kind of precipitation falls to the Earth (rain, snow, hail, sleet)?

The air temperature.

500

Colder air rises above warmer air, creating a disturbance in the atmosphere like clouds and precipitation. 

What is cold front?

500

Want to measure the cardinal direction the wind is blowing FROM? Use this tool. 

What is a wind vane?

500

To stay safe from this...

  • Find shelter in a building or a metal-topped vehicle (not a convertible), and close the windows.
  • If you're caught outdoors, stay away from open spaces, and avoid standing near tall objects, such as trees.
  • Avoid using electrical equipment, such as computers, TVs, and phones. (Cell phones are safe to use. )
  • Stay away from sinks and showers. Lightning can travel through water pipes.
  • Wait 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or flash of lightning before going outside.

-Stay inside and when the storm hits, stay on high ground in case of storm surge or flooding. 


What is a lightning?

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