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Grade 3 Atmosphere
Which of the following statements is a prediction about the weather?
  1. It is beautiful outside
  2. It was cloudy yesterday
  3. It is going to rain today
  4. I wish it would snow
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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Rain falls from                .
  1. wind
  2. clouds
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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I use a thermometer to measure how hot or cold the atmosphere is.
  1. forecast
  2. temperature
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Which of the following in NOT a type of precipitation?
  1. groundwater
  2. hail
  3. sleet
  4. snow
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Storm that has lightning and heavy rain.
  1. thunder storm
  2. blizzard
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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Rain and snow are two types of                .
  1. atmosphere
  2. precipitation
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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Energy from the                 heats the ground.
  1. sun
  2. wind
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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Layer of gases that surrounds the earth.
  1. weather
  2. atmosphere
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Which clouds are the thin, wispy clouds?
  1. Cumulus
  2. Stratus
  3. Cirrus
  4. Cumulonimbus
Grade 3 Atmosphere
When one side of the Earth is facing the sun and experiencing summer, what season is the other side experiencing?
  1. summer
  2. winter
  3. spring
  4. fall
Grade 3 Atmosphere
What cloud are dense white clouds with fluffy tops and flat bottoms?
  1. Cumulus
  2. Stratus
  3. Cirrus
  4. Cumulonimbus
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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Type of precipitation that is liquid water.
  1. rain
  2. snow
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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Blowing air is called                .
  1. rain
  2. wind
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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Type of frozen precipitation.
  1. rain
  2. snow
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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It was warm and sunny in Tucson, Arizona on Monday.
  1. weather
  2. forecast
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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It will most likely rain later tonight in Jacksonville, Florida.
  1. forecast
  2. atmosphere
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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A thick cloud near the ground.
  1. fog
  2. snow
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Julia lives near a river. The weather forecast says there will be many days of heavy rain. The rain may cause the river to flood. Julia prepares for the rain by filling sandbags. She then builds a low wall of sandbags around her home. Which statement best explains why Julia is placing sandbags around her home?
  1. to stop the river from flooding near her home
  2. to stop lightning from striking her home during the storm
  3. to lower the chances that flood water will damage her home
  4. to lower the chances that there will be heavy rains at her home
Grade 3 Atmosphere

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Read the passage:

Alaska is in the Northern Hemisphere. Temperatures are low all year. They are so low that some soil is always frozen. The temperature warms some during the short summer season. However, it does not warm enough to melt the frozen soil.

Northern Alaska is most likely located in which climate region?
  1. polar
  2. marine
  3. tropical
  4. continental
Grade 3 Atmosphere
A weather map shows a lake effect snow storm moving east across Lake Erie. In Buffalo, the current weather is sunny and cold with no clouds. What can we expect the weather to be in Buffalo later on in the day?
  1. it will stay sunny and cold with no clouds
  2. it will be sunny and warm with some clouds
  3. it will be cloudy and cold with a lot of snow
  4. it will be cloudy and cold with rain
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