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Grade 5 Atmosphere
Air that moves across Earth's surface due to differences in pressure is called                .
  1. wind
  2. air pressure
  3. ozone
Grade 5 Atmosphere
In what layer is the Ozone Layer found?
  1. Stratosphere
  2. Mesosphere
  3. Thermosphere
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Global winds seem to travel in curved paths because of                    .
  1. convection cells
  2. warmer air
  3. the Coriolis effect
  4. colder air
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Puffy white clouds are called
  1. stratus clouds
  2. cirrus clouds
  3. cumulus clouds
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Liquid water becomes a gas called water vapor through the process of                .
  1. humidity
  2. evaporation
  3. transpiration
  4. condensation
Grade 5 Atmosphere
The two main gases in Earth's atmosphere are                            .
  1. carbon dioxide and nitrogen
  2. oxygen and hydrogen
  3. nitrogen and oxygen
  4. helium and oxygen
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
  1. Anemometer
  2. Barometer
  3. Wind vane
  4. Psychrometer
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Pilots often take advantage of this. They are high speed winds between 7 km and 16 km above earth's surface.
  1. atmosphere
  2. jet streams
  3. air pressure
  4. wind
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which type of clouds brings thunderstorm weather?
  1. cirrus
  2. stratus
  3. cumulus
  4. cumulonimbus
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Instrument used to determine the direction from which the wind is blowing
  1. thermometer
  2. wind vane
  3. anemometer
  4. isobar
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which of these is NOT a factor that is considered when describing the climate of a region?
  1. distance from the ocean
  2. the number of mountains nearby
  3. the population of the region
  4. the amount of precipitation
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What is the layer that surrounds the Earth and protects it from sun's harmful rays?
  1. Atmosphere
  2. Hydrosphere
  3. Geosphere
  4. Lithosphere
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What is the blanket of air surrounding the earth?
  1. front
  2. climate
  3. humidity
  4. 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
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
Given the right weather conditions, thunderstorms can turn into                .
  1. Tornadoes
  2. Hurricanes
  3. Volcanoes
Grade 5 Atmosphere
A tool used to collect and measure the amount of rain that falls, is the definition for                .
  1. anemometer
  2. thermometer
  3. rain gauge
  4. hygrometer
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Which weather instrument would be the most useful to predict changes in weather?
  1. an anemometer
  2. a rain gauge
  3. a barometer
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Wind is
  1. belts of moving air that flow from one area to another.
  2. caused by warm air rising and colder air moving in to take its place.
  3. a large mass of air that moves across the ocean's surface and across land.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Nearly                 of the air you breathe is nitrogen gas.
  1. 50%
  2. 60%
  3. 80%
  4. 175%
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