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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Atmosphere Questions

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Grade 5 Atmosphere
What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
  1. Anemometer
  2. Barometer
  3. Wind vane
  4. Psychrometer
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which type of clouds brings thunderstorm weather?
  1. cirrus
  2. stratus
  3. cumulus
  4. cumulonimbus
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What is the blanket of air surrounding the earth?
  1. front
  2. climate
  3. humidity
  4. atmosphere
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which is a prediction of what the weather will be in the future?
  1. forecast
  2. barometer
  3. rain gauge
  4. precipitation
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which leads to a thunderstorm?
  1. very cold temperatures and strong winds
  2. a spinning low-pressure system
  3. quickly rising warm and moist air
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which statement explains why the Sun's rays hit the equator and poles differently?
  1. The Earth is round.
  2. Earth rotates on its axis.
  3. The equator is a straight line.
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Grade 5 Atmosphere
This scientific device measures air pressure.
  1. Thermometer
  2. Hygrometer
  3. Barometer
  4. Anemometer
Grade 5 Atmosphere
The                 is where weather occurs.
  1. biosphere
  2. atmosphere
  3. hydrosphere
  4. geosphere
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which best describes why deserts are common on the leeward side of mountains??
  1. Precipitation mostly falls on a mountain's windward side.
  2. Precipitation evaporates quickly on a mountain's leeward side.
  3. Deserts have high air temperatures.
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Where is the Tornado Alley?
  1. New York/New Jersey area
  2. California
  3. Great Plains area
  4. Canada
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Cirrus clouds are                                    .
  1. fluffy with flat bottoms
  2. thick, dark, and bring lots of rain
  3. thin, wispy, and featherlike
  4. thick, low, and near the ground
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Puffy white clouds are called?
  1. stratus clouds
  2. cirrus clouds
  3. cumulus clouds
Grade 5 Atmosphere
The atmosphere is made mostly of nitrogen and
  1. oxygen
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. hydrogen
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