Chapter 22 Earth Science

  1. How does nuclear energy benefit us?
    Nuclear energy benefits us with electricity.
  2. What is weather?
    It is a change in local conditions such as temperature, pressure, precipitation, and humidity.
  3. What type of scientist studies the atmosphere and its conditions?
    A meteorologist.
  4. What is temperature?
    It is a change in climate locally, the conditions are either warm or cool climates.
  5. How is wind power really hard to obtain?
    Because it depends if its windy out that day, or if there is any room to put a wind turbine at all.
  6. Who is Gabriel Fahrenheit?
    He is the one who invented the Fahrenheit scale.
  7. Who is Anders Celsius?
    He is the one who invented the Celsius scale.
  8. How does temperature change with atmospheric pressure?
    When ever the temperature is cooler outside, the air pressure is higher, while whenever the temperature is warmer, the air pressure is thinner.
  9. What is waters normal pressure or psi?
  10. How does wind effect temperature?
    It makes the air feel cooler outside than what it really is.
  11. How does humidity effect temperature?
    It makes it warmer outside than what is really is.
  12. What is the name of the devise used for measuring water pressure?
    A barometer
  13. What is a chill factor?
    It is the possibility of it freezing either overnight or over the day time.
  14. What is precipitation?
    It is rain or any other type of liquid falling from the sky.
  15. What moves temperature and air around?
    The high speed of winds.
  16. What is the coriolis effect?
    It is high pressure and low pressure winds, that combined together create large contour lines, which then create winds like no other cyclone.
  17. What is the friction effect?
    The friction effect is where when two winds rub against each other and creates alot of friction.
  18. What is a cloud?
    It is an object that holds water.
  19. What is deicing?
    It is where a machine sprays special chemicals and keeps ice from forming on aeroplanes.
  20. Cirrostratus
  21. Cirrocumulus
  22. Altocumulus
  23. Stratus
  24. Nimbostratus
  25. Cirrus
  26. Altostratus
  27. Cumulus
  28. Cumulonimbus
  29. Stratocumulus
  30. What is freezing rain?
    It is where rain freezes as it falls, and creates what is known as hail and sleet.
  31. What is dew?
    It is a moisture build up on the ground from humidity.
  32. What are storms?
    They are different kinds of weather that brings damage.
  33. What are thunderstorms?
    They are storms that bring electric shocks as well as really loud noises.
  34. What are tornadoes?
    They are large gusts of wind that causes severe damage if strong enough.
  35. What are hurricanes?
    They are large water spouts, that blow moisture in the air.
  36. What is the first non planet object that comes to mind?
  37. What is planet "x"?
    It was know back in the early 30's as planet x, but now it is know as pluto.
  38. What is a asteroid?
    It is a floating space rock that usually takes formation in with others.
  39. What is the Asteroid Belt?
    It is a floating ring of rocks that sets between the mars and Jupiter.
  40. What are the key features of a Comet.
    The Nucleus, Coma, Dust Tail, Ion Tail.
  41. What is a crater?
    It is what is caused by a meteor when it impacts the surface of moons or planets.
  42. How many other dwarf planets are there besides pluto.
  43. What is a light created transit.
    It is where 7000 years ago people were still able to see stars, no matter how long it took light to reach earth.
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Chapter 22 Earth Science
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