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What is the outcome of the greenhouse effect?
a) Traps heat energy keeping Earth warmer and reflects ultraviolet light back to space. b) Helps keep Earth at a temperature that can sustain life and only has negative impacts on the Earth. c) Reflects ultraviolet light back into space and only has negative impacts on Earth's temperature. d) Traps heat energy keeping Earth warmer and helps keep the Earth at a temperature that can sustain life.
What happens to the amount of water as it moves through the water cycle?
a) it decreases. b) it stays the same. c) it increases. d) it's impossible to tell.
List two of the MOST common gases found in the atmosphere.
a) Other gases-1% and Hydrogen-21% b) Oxygen- 21% and other gases- 1% c) Nitrogen-78% and Oxygen-21% d) Nitrogen-78% and sea salt 1%
What happens to air molecules as temperature decrease?
a) Move faster, move further apart and gain energy. b) Move slower, move closer together and lose energy. c) It's a scientific mystery. d) Move slower, get smaller and gain energy.
The transfer of heat energy that occurs when vapor cools and forms dew when it touches grass is called?
a) conduction b) convection c) condensation d) radiation
Thermal energy (heat) is transferred from the Sun to the Earth though ________.
a) physically touching or conduction b) a gas or a liquid or convection c) precipitation or rain. d) electromagnetic waves or radiation.
What is the definition of evaporation?
a) When a solid changes to a gas. b) When any type of liquid or solid water falls to Earth’s surface. c) When a liquid changes to a gas. d) When a gas changes to a liquid.
What is the definition of precipitation?
a) When a gas changes to a liquid. b) When any type of liquid or solid water falls to Earth’s surface. c) When a solid changes to a gas. d) When a liquid changes to a gas.
What is the definition of condensation?
a) When a gas changes to a liquid. b) When a liquid changes to a gas. c) When any type of liquid or solid water falls to Earth’s surface. d) When a solid changes to a gas.
Explain 2 ways that the atmosphere affects the amount of ultraviolet radiation the Earth receives.
a) The greenhouse gases absorb the ultraviolet radiation and clouds help to block some of the ultraviolet radiation. b) The ozone layer absorb the ultraviolet radiation and the greenhouse gases absorb the ultraviolet radiation. c) Clouds block some of the ultraviolet radiation and the ozone layer absorbs the ultraviolet radiation. d) All of the above
What provides the main source of energy for weather?
a) the Sun b) wind c) clouds d) water
The transfer of thermal energy from place to place in the form of waves is
a) Convection b) Radiation c) Conduction d)
By which process does heat energy from Earth’s surface get transferred to the air directly above it because they are touching?
a) Conduction b) Convection c) Radiation d)
The transfer of energy through a gas or a liquid is called
a) Convection b) Conduction c) Radiation d) Eureka!
What keeps the surface of the Earth warm?
a) The sun and really big heaters. b) The atmosphere made up of gases. c) The ozone layer with ultraviolet light. d) The greenhouse effect – the greenhouse gases absorb and give off infrared radiation keeping Earth warm.
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