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Which could be measured in degrees Celsius?
a) Wind speed b) Wind direction c) Precipitation d) Temperature
One sunny morning in July, a radio morning weather report announces that the skies will be clear all day. Which time is the temperature most likely to be the highest ?
a) 10:00 AM b) 2:00 PM c) 6:00 PM d) 10:00 PM
What type of weather is usually indicated by the white, fluffy clouds?
a) Fair b) Humid c) Rainy d) Snowy
A region is most likely experiencing which phenomenon if the annual precipitation has been less than normal for a long period of time?
a) The region could be experiencing a drought. b) The region could be experiencing a blizzard. c) The region could be experiencing a flood. d) The region could be experiencing a thunderstorm.
A wind vane and an anemometer measure wind. What is the difference between a wind vane and an anemometer?
a) A wind vane measures wind speed; an anemometer measures wind direction. b) A wind vane measures wind direction; an anemometer measures wind speed. c) A wind vane measures wind direction; an anemometer measures humidity in wind. d) A wind vane measures air pressure; an anemometer measures humidity of wind.
When it rains, runoff flows over the surface of the Earth on the way to the ocean. Jane collected a sample of runoff and concluded that sediment (sand material) is carried with this water flow. Which statement is a qualitative observation?
a) There were 35 grains of sand found in the runoff water sample b) There were 7 pieces of leaf matter in the water sample. c) The water sample had a different mass than a sample of rainwater. d) The runoff water looked murky and dark compared to rainwater.
Which step of the water cycle is described correctly?
a) Condensation occurs when vapor turns into a liquid. b) Evaporation occurs when vapor turns into a liquid. c) Precipitation occurs when water flows across the land. d) Runoff occurs when water falls from the sky.
Maria fixed herself a glass of ice water and sat it down while she played a game. When Maria picked up the glass, she felt water on the outside of the glass. What is the best explanation for the water being on the outside of the glass?
a) The water on the outside of the glass was formed by evaporation b) The water on the outside of the glass was formed by condensation c) The water on the outside of the glass was formed by precipitation d) The water on the outside of the glass was formed by water runoff
Christopher is excited because he heard it will snow on Saturday. During which phase of the water cycle would the snow fall to the ground?
a) Condensation b) Evaporation c) Precipitation d) Transpiration
Which pair is an example of condensation?
a) Snow and sleet b) Dew and frost c) Rain and hail d) Fog and snow
Which instrument is used to measure precipitation?
a) Anemometer b) Wind Vane c) Thermometer d) Rain Gauge
Which instrument is used to measure temperature?
a) Anemometer b) Wind Vane c) Thermometer d) Rain Guage
Precipitation can occur both as a solid and a liquid. Which form of precipitation only occurs as a liquid?
a) Hail b) Rain c) Sleet d) Snow
Which instrument is used to measure wind speed?
a) Anemometer b) Wind Vane c) Thermometer d) Rain Gauge
Which instrument is used to measure wind direction?
a) Anemometer b) Wind Vane c) Thermometer d) Rain Gauge
Mark notices that the tire swing in his backyard had water collected in it. From where did the water most likely come from?
a) Condensation b) Evaporation c) Precipitation d) Runoff
What is the major source of energy that powers the water cycle?
a) Fossil Fules b) Sun c) Wind Currents d) Water
What has to happen to water vapor before rain can develop?
a) Water vapor must freeze b) Water vapor must runoff c) Water vapor must condense d) Water vapor must evaporate
Wet clothes left in the Sun dry quickly. What step in the process of the water cycle helps the clothes dry?
a) Condensation b) Evaporation c) Precipitation d) Runoff
Jaqueenya is warming a tea kettle of hot water to make herself a cup of tea. She notices that the kitchen window begins to develop water droplets. What step of the water cycle explains the formation of water droplets?
a) Condensation b) Evaporation c) Precipitation d) Runoff
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