Weather Basics - Vocabulary Review
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by Kristin Gauthier
| 16 Questions
Note from the author:
Weather Basics
Part 1: Weather Instruments - Identify the type of weather instrument for each definition.
1
1
An instrument that measures wind speed.
Thermometer
Barometer
Anemometer
Hygrometer
Meteorologist
2
1
An instrument that measures temperature.
Thermometer
Barometer
Anemometer
Hygrometer
Meteorologist
3
1
A person who forecasts the weather.
Thermometer
Barometer
Anemometer
Hygrometer
Meteorologist
4
1
An instrument that measures the amount of water vapor in the air.
Thermometer
Barometer
Anemometer
Hygrometer
Meteorologist
5
1
An instrument that measures the air pressure.
Thermometer
Barometer
Anemometer
Hygrometer
Meteorologist
Part 2: Weather Characteristics - Identify the correct weather characteristic given the definition.
6
1
The weight of Earth’s atmosphere over an area
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
7
1
The amount of water vapor in the air.
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
8
1
Condensed water vapor that falls to the Earth’s surface.
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
9
1
The lowest portion of the Earth’s atmosphere where weather occurs.
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
10
1
Water in the gas phase that is present in the air.
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
11
1
Phenomena in the atmosphere of a planet over short periods of time, such as hours or days.
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
12
1
A term used to describe the continuous movement of water over, above, or beneath Earth’s surface.
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
13
1
The process by which liquid water from our planet’s surface is transformed into water vapor in the atmosphere.
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
14
1
The process by which water vapor in our atmosphere transforms back into water droplets in the air, producing clouds.
Air Pressure
Humidity
Water Cycle
Evaporation
Water Vapor
Condensation
Precipitation
Weather
Troposphere
Part 3: Short Answer - Answer the following questions in complete sentences using your Cornell notes or “Reading - Lesson 1: Weather Basics”
15
3
Describe the role of the sun in the Earth’s weather systems.
16
3
Explain several ways that engineers analyze and use weather measurements to inform their designs.
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