6th grade Science test Weather Factors

  1. The sky looks blue because of _____.
    scattering
  2. The process by which gases hold heat in the atmosphere is called ____.
    the green house effect
  3. On the Celsius scale, the freezing point of water is ______.
    0 degrees C.
  4. Air temperature is usually measured with a ____.
    thermometer
  5. The way Earth's rotation makes winds curve is called _______.
    the Coriolis Effect
  6. The global wind belts that blow from west to east in the mid-latitudes are the ______.
    prevailing westerlies
  7. What is the measure of the amount of water vapor in the air?
    humidity
  8. Clouds form when vapor in the air _____.
    condenses
  9. Hailstones form only in the type of clouds called _______.
    cumulonimbus
  10. An instrument used to measure rainfall is a _____.
    rain gage
  11. Skin cancer can be caused by ______ radiation.
    ultra violet
  12. The average amount of energy of motion of each particle of a substance is the substance's _________.
    temperature
  13. Winds are caused by differences in _______.
    air pressure
  14. The three main types of clouds are cumulus, cirrus, and ______.
    stratus
  15. The most common type of precipitation is _____.
    rain
  16. T/F that infrared radiation cannot be seen, but it can be felt as heat.
    true
  17. T/F Convection currents move heat around the troposphere.
    false
  18. T/F An anemometer is used to measure wind speed.
    true
  19. T/F Clouds that form at or near the ground are called cirrus clouds.
    false
  20. T/F A long period of uncommonly low precipitation is a drought.
    true
  21. The transfer of thermal energy by the movement of a fluid.
    convection
  22. The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
    radiation
  23. The direct transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another that it is touching.
    conduction
  24. What is the relationship between the temperature of the dry-bulb thermometer and relative humidity?
    as temperature decreases, relative humidity increases.
  25. When relative humidity is 100%, when the temperature at which condensation begins. What will the water vapor form as it condenses?
    water droplets
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6th grade Science test Weather Factors
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6th grade test Weather Factors
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