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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Atmosphere Questions

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Grade 6 Atmosphere
When convection occurs in the atmosphere
  1. Cold air rises and warm air sinks
  2. Warm air rises, cold air sinks
  3. Warm air rises and cold air rises
  4. Both cold and warm air sink
Grade 6 Atmosphere
High speed winds about 10 km above Earth's surface
  1. jet streams
  2. global winds
  3. local winds
  4. latitude
Grade 6 Atmosphere
Convection currents in the atmosphere are driven by
  1. energy from the sun
  2. Earth's rotation
  3. precipitation
  4. ocean currents
Grade 6 Atmosphere
These are used to photograph and track large-scale air movements.
  1. weather balloons
  2. weather satellites
  3. sling psychrometers
  4. barometers
Grade 6 Atmosphere
A tropical depression is
  1. Marked by winds of no more than 34 mph and thunderstorms
  2. What a hurricane that is dying out is called
  3. The groove made in the sand after a hurricane has hit
  4. A tropical storm that produces tornadoes and cold rain
Grade 6 Atmosphere
Grade 6 Atmosphere
Grade 6 Atmosphere
How is energy from the sun transferred?
  1. by radiation
  2. by conduction
  3. by convection
  4. by the force of gravity
Grade 6 Atmosphere
What would the following symbol indicate on a weather map?
Symbol - Stationary Front
  1. Cold Front
  2. Warm Front
  3. Occluded Front
  4. Stationary Front
Grade 6 Atmosphere
A severe weather warning means
  1. the conditions are right for severe weather, but it is not occurring yet
  2. severe weather is occurring
  3. severe weather has passed through and it is now safe to go outside
  4. it is the season during which the type of severe weather concerned occurs
Grade 6 Atmosphere
A tornado is only a tornado if
  1. It reaches speeds of over 500 mph
  2. It destroys a city or town
  3. There is also hail in the thunderstorm
  4. It is a violently rotating column of air
Grade 6 Atmosphere
Meteorologists study
  1. the galaxies and planets beyond our solar system
  2. meteors and comets
  3. the Earth's atmosphere and the conditions that affect weather
  4. waves, tides, ocean currents, and the ocean floor
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