How do raindrops form?
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by Becky Fritchie
| 11 Questions
Note from the author:
5th Grade Amplify Science: Earth Systems - Chapter 2
1
1 pt
Which of these events cause a water shortage?
A. overuse
B. pollution
C. drought
D. all of the above
2
1 pt
When enough water vapor cools, it forms...
A. liquid water
B. water vapor
C. steam
D. smoke
3
1 pt
Which statement best explains why water drops did not form on the outside of the cup when it was placed in a plastic bag?

A. Water drops did not form on the cup because it was not cold enough to form condensation.
B. Water drops did not form on the cup because there was too much heat in the bag.
C. Water drops did not form on the cup because there was no water vapor (air) in the bag to form condensation.
D. Water drops did not form on the cup because the bag was too small to form condensation.
4
1 pt
Where does the water in the air come from?
A. underground resevoirs
B. oceans and lakes
C. glaciers
D. nitrogen gas in the atmosphere
5
1 pt
The process of liquid water heating and changing into water vapor (a gas) is known as....
A. evaporation.
B. condensation.
C. precipitation.
D. transpiration.
6
1 pt
When water vapor (a gas) cools into liquid water drops, this process is known as...
A. evaporation.
B. condensation.
C. precipitation.
D. transpiration.
7
1 pt
Based on the simulation, where did water vapor cool and form liquid water?
A. high in the atmosphere
B. on the ground
C. in the ocean
D. on the mountain
8
1 pt
Based on the simulation, the higher altitudes have _________ temperatures.
A. cooler/lower
B. warmer/higher
9
1 pt
Based on the observations from our investigation into freshwater and saltwater, when ocean water evaporates...
A. only the water evaporates.
B. the salt (solid) particles are left behind as the water evaporates.
C. the liquid water changes into water vapor.
D. All of these are correct.
10
1 pt
According to "Drinking Cleopatra's Tears", water on the earth today is ________________ the water from long ago because it only changes form and continues to be recycled over and over again.
A. the same as
B. different from
C. saltier than
D. more than
11
3 pts
Write a scientific explanation (SEE CRITERIA ABOVE) to answer the question below. You may use the essay sentence starters below to guide you through your writing. You must be able to explain condensation and how it affects the amount of rain that forms in a certain area.

Question: Why does a lot of rain form over West Ferris?

Scientific Explanation starter:
A lot of rain forms over West Ferris because ....
During condensation, …
This means that ....
This is why …

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