Clouds
The Water Cycle
Tools of the Trade
Air Masses & Fronts
Land and Water
100

What are clouds made of?

Water vapor that gets condensed. 

100

What is evaporate?

Energy from the sun warms the water on the earth causing it to do this.

100

What is a weather vane?

This measures the wind direction.

100

What is a front?

The boundary between two air masses.

100

Which heats and cools faster: Land or Water?

Land

200

Name 3 types of clouds

What is cumulous, stratus and cirrus

200

What are tiny drops of water or water vapor?

Clouds are made up of this. 

200

What is a weather vane?

This measures the wind direction.

200

What is the weather map symbol for warm front? 

The weather map symbol for a warm front is a curved line with red semi-circles. 

200

Why are air temperatures usually higher in the afternoon than in the morning?

When the sun rises the surface of the earth is heated and the temperature rises. The surface is warmer around midday. The air takes longer to heat up and temperatures are highest in the middle of the afternoon. 

300

What type of cloud is wispy and feathery?

Cirrus

300

What is fog? 

One of these is NOT a form of precipitation: Rain; Sleet; Snow; Fog; Freezing Rain; Hail

300


What is a rain gauge?


This measures the amount of precipitation.

300

What is the weather map symbol for cold front?

The weather map symbol for a cold front is a blue curved line with blue triangles.

300

Why are some surfaces warmer than other? 

Different surfaces absorb different amount of light energy.

400

What type of cloud appears as a blanket covering the sky?

Stratus

400

What is precipitation?

As more and more tiny droplets of liquid form in a cloud, they combine and get heavier causing this.

400

What is an anemometer?

This measures the speed of the wind.

400

What is a cold front?

A cold front is when a cold air mass pushes out a warm air mass, often bringing thunderstorms, or heavy rains, followed by sunshine and cool weather.

400

Why does the earth surface not heat evenly?

Sunlight hits the earth's surface at different angles.

500

Which clouds are puffy and you see in nice weather?

Cumulous

500

What is condense?

To condense means to change from a gas to a liquid. As warm moist air rises, it begins to cool, which causes the water vapor in the air to do this.

500

What is a barometer?

This measures the force exerted by the weight of the air.

500

What is a warm front?

A warm front is when a warm air mass slides slowly over the top of cold air mass. It produces light rain or snow for several days.

500

What is the pressing of air on earth called?

It is called air pressure.

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