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Third Grade (Grade 3) Atmosphere Questions

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Grade 3 Atmosphere
Which clouds are the thin, wispy clouds?
  1. Cumulus
  2. Stratus
  3. Cirrus
  4. Cumulonimbus
Grade 3 Atmosphere
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
If water vapor loses thermal energy, which process will occur?
  1. condensation
  2. evaporation
  3. freezing
  4. melting
Grade 3 Atmosphere
The bar graph shows the number of days of rain over three months for a city.
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Which statement best describes the number of days of rain for those three months?
  1. The number of days of rain was greatest in May.
  2. The number of days of rain increased from April to June.
  3. The number of days of rain decreased from April to June.
  4. The number of days of rain was about the same each of the three months.
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
What happens to water vapor as it moves upward in the air?
  1. it becomes hot
  2. it evaporates
  3. it forms clouds
  4. it becomes a solid
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Rain, snow, and sleet are all forms of                .
  1. condensation
  2. precipitation
  3. evaporation
  4. vapor
Grade 3 Atmosphere
What is precipitation?
  1. A collection of tiny water drops seen in the air.
  2. Water that falls to the ground from the atmosphere.
  3. Layers of gases and dust that surrounds the Earth.
  4. The measurement of how hot or how cold something is.
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