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The most abundant gas in the atmosphere is
a) oxygen
b) nitrogen
c) carbon dioxide
d) argon

This layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone layer
a) Mesosphere
b) Thermosphere
c) Stratosphere
d) Troposphere

To measure air pressure you should use a
a) Balloon
b) Beaker
c) Ruler
d) Barometer

As altitude rises (the nigher above the Earth you get) the air pressure
a) rises
b) decreases
c) stays the same
d) does nothing

This layer of the atmosphere contains weather
a) Troposphere
b) Exosphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Thermosphere

When the barometer falls that indicates
a) its going to be sunny
b) its going to rain
c) the witches are coming
d) it might snow

This is the middle layer of the atmosphere
a) Exosphere
b) Troposphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Mount Everest

Heat in the atmosphere comes from
a) the sun
b) the moon
c) the Earth
d) the gods bowling

the transfer of heat by moving particles of gas or liquid
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) ovens

the transfer of heat by direct touch
a) radiation
b) convenction
c) conduction
d) albedo

Heat moves in a circular pattern because
a) Warm/hot air rises and colder air sinks
b) cold air rises
c) the Earth is spinning
d)

As the altitude increases the temperature
a) decreases
b) increases
c) stays the same
d)

Rain, sleet, and hail are forms of
a) evaporation
b) condensation
c) precipitation
d) convection

This instrument is used to measure air temperature
a) Wind speed
b) Thermometer
c) Anometer
d) Barometer

Heated water molecules move back into the air through the process of
a) Condensation
b) Evaporation
c) Runoff
d) Groundwater

Precipitation that pools in rivers, oceans, and other bodies of water is called
a) Runoff
b) Sewers
c) Clouds
d) Groundwater

Clouds are formed when water and dust molcules stick together this is called
a) evaporation
b) condensation
c) transpiration
d) goo

Water that is evaporated from plants and trees is called
a) condensation
b) transpiration
c) dew
d) humidity

The ozone layer
a) is in the mesosphere
b) absorbs and reflects heat/ UV rays
c) channels radio waves
d) is stronger because of the chemicals in the air

The air we breath is made of mostly
a) Oxygen
b) Carbon Dioxide
c) Nitrogen and Oxygen
d) Water Vapor

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