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Grade 5 Atmosphere
The air that surrounds the Earth is              Atmosphere             .
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
Winds that blow from the west are called                         prevailing westerlies                        .
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
Liquid water becomes a gas called water vapor through the process of                .
  1. humidity
  2. evaporation
  3. transpiration
  4. condensation
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Puffy white clouds are called
  1. stratus clouds
  2. cirrus clouds
  3. cumulus clouds
Grade 5 Atmosphere
The cooling of the Pacific Ocean that causes changes in the weather is called           La Nina          .
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
  1. Anemometer
  2. Barometer
  3. Wind vane
  4. Psychrometer
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
Which type of clouds brings thunderstorm weather?
  1. cirrus
  2. stratus
  3. cumulus
  4. cumulonimbus
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
The effect of the earth's rotation on wind and ocean currents is called the                   Coriolis effect                  .
Grade 5 Atmosphere
Winds that blow from the polar regions are called               polar winds              .
Grade 5 Atmosphere
What is the blanket of air surrounding the earth?
  1. front
  2. climate
  3. humidity
  4. atmosphere
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
Humidity is                                           the amount of water vapor in the air                                          .
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
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