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Weather Vocabulary Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Weather Vocabulary Study Guide

Activity 1: CROSS-A-WORD

Read each clue. Write the correct vocabulary word in the puzzle.

The Weather Report Meteorological Terms

Across Down
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.

      advection
      atmosphere
      climatology
      condensation
      conduction
      divergence
      evaporation
      inversion
      isotherm
      permafrost
  1. Air currents move in all directions due to a process known as __________.
  2. __________ is the subsoil of frozen regions where it's never able to thaw.
  3. When liquids disappear without being boiled away, this is known as __________.
  4. Weather, or __________, is a specific branch of science.
  5. When heat is transferred through atmospheric layers, it's called __________.
  6. Air is able to move in multiple directions and, if horizontal, is referred to as __________.
  7. When the temperature keeps going up as you go to higher altitudes, that's an example of __________.
  8. Water droplets on the surface of a cold drink are formed through __________.
  9. The entire Earth is surrounded by __________.
  10. 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.

  1. I'm the term used when air is blowing vertically. What am I?
  2. I'm the term for those water droplets that form on the outside of your glass of soda. What am I?
  3. I'm the word that means an area without any breeze—or just a really rotten mood. What am I?
  4. I'm the word that explains how a puddle of water slowly disappears over time. What am I?
  5. I'm what happens in storms and can even play a part in a tornado. What am I?
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