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Grade 6 Atmosphere
Where does the energy that powers the water cycle come from?
  1. plants
  2. animals
  3. electrical outlets
  4. the Sun
Grade 6 Atmosphere
The atmosphere is
  1. the layer in which weather occurs.
  2. the layer that contains the ozone layer.
  3. the layer of water in the oceans.
  4. the layer of gases that surrounds Earth.
Grade 6 Atmosphere
Why is the ozone layer of Earth's atmosphere very important?
  1. It makes oxygen.
  2. It helps keep out bugs.
  3. It helps block some of the Sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Grade 6 Atmosphere
The amount of water vapor held in the air is
  1. rain.
  2. humidity.
  3. air pressure.
  4. clouds.
Grade 6 Atmosphere
Earth's outermost sphere is called the
  1. biosphere.
  2. atmosphere.
  3. lithosphere.
  4. hydrosphere.
Grade 6 Atmosphere
Gamma rays from the Sun are absorbed by which layer?
  1. Atmosphere
  2. Ionosphere
  3. Thermosphere
  4. Exosphere
Grade 6 Atmosphere
A warm front often brings
  1. cirrus clouds.
  2. fair conditions.
  3. cool weather.
  4. steady rain.
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
Which of Earth's spheres is best represented by the diagram?
Weather - Warm Front
  1. biosphere
  2. geosphere
  3. atmosphere
  4. hydrosphere
Grade 6 Atmosphere
The atmosphere consists of several layers. Which of the following is the correct arrangement of atmospheric layers from Earth's surface to space?
  1. exosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere
  2. thermosphere, exosphere, mesosphere, troposphere, stratosphere
  3. troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere
  4. stratosphere, troposphere, mesosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere
Grade 6 Atmosphere
A                 measures air pressure.
  1. thermometer
  2. barometer
  3. psychrometer
  4. rain gauge
Grade 6 Atmosphere
What force is behind all weather on Earth?
  1. Wind
  2. Gravity
  3. Earth's rotation
  4. Energy from the Sun
Grade 6 Atmosphere
A major source of oxygen for Earth's atmosphere is
  1. sea water.
  2. the Sun.
  3. plants.
  4. animals.
Grade 6 Atmosphere
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