Weather Vocabulary Practice Exercises
Read the following study guide for a concept review:
Activity 1: CROSS-A-WORD
Read each clue. Write the correct vocabulary word in the puzzle.
|1 wind direction||1 measures wind speed|
|3 the air around the planet||2 metric temperature scale|
|6 weather study||4 measures pressure|
|9 air currents||5 water to fog|
|13 liquid to gas without heat||7 higher means hotter|
|15 transmission of energy||8 nonmetric temperature scale|
|16 low pressure area||10 still and quiet|
|17 frozen land||11 huge down drafts|
|12 form of oxygen|
|14 map lines|
Activity 2: PICK-A-WORD
Find a word in the box that best completes each sentence.
- Air currents move in all directions due to a process known as __________.
- __________ is the subsoil of frozen regions where it's never able to thaw.
- When liquids disappear without being boiled away, this is known as __________.
- Weather, or __________, is a specific branch of science.
- When heat is transferred through atmospheric layers, it's called __________.
- Air is able to move in multiple directions and, if horizontal, is referred to as __________.
- When the temperature keeps going up as you go to higher altitudes, that's an example of __________.
- Water droplets on the surface of a cold drink are formed through __________.
- The entire Earth is surrounded by __________.
- One way to keep track of temperatures is to draw __________ lines on a map.
Activity 3: WHAT AM I?
Read each question, then write the word from this lesson's vocabulary.
- I'm the term used when air is blowing vertically. What am I?
- I'm the term for those water droplets that form on the outside of your glass of soda. What am I?
- I'm the word that means an area without any breeze—or just a really rotten mood. What am I?
- I'm the word that explains how a puddle of water slowly disappears over time. What am I?
- I'm what happens in storms and can even play a part in a tornado. What am I?
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