# Grade 2 - Weather Unit - Test

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This test is a test that assesses second grade students' understanding of the information taught in the weather unit that matches Virginia SOLs.

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### The measure of how hot or cold something feels is called:

• A.

Temperature

• B.

Thermometer

• C.

Freezing point

A. Temperature
Explanation
Temperature is the measure of how hot or cold something feels. It is a physical quantity that indicates the level of heat present in an object or environment. Temperature can be measured using a thermometer, which is a device specifically designed for this purpose. The freezing point is the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a solid state, but it is not the measure of how hot or cold something feels. Therefore, the correct answer is temperature.

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### Copy and paste the link into a new tab:  http://www.clicker.com/tv/bostoncom-weather/afternoon-forecast--snow-turns-to-rain-1332792/.  Play the video and then answer the following question. Which part of weather is the weather person referring to when he says, "We have ice, sleet and snow falling..." ?

• A.

Wind

• B.

Precipitation

• C.

Temperature

B. Precipitation
Explanation
The weather person is referring to precipitation when he says, "We have ice, sleet and snow falling." Precipitation refers to any form of water that falls from the atmosphere to the Earth's surface, including rain, snow, sleet, and hail. In this case, the weather person is specifically mentioning ice, sleet, and snow as types of precipitation that are currently falling.

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### Use the diagram to fill in the blanks.                          The Water Cycle

evaporates
precipitation
Explanation
The diagram represents the water cycle, which is the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the Earth's surface. The first blank is filled with "evaporates" because it shows water from oceans, lakes, and rivers turning into water vapor due to heat from the sun. The second blank is filled with "precipitation" because it shows the water vapor condensing into clouds and then falling back to the Earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.

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### Read the following sentence and decide whether it is true or false. A rain gauge measures how much rain has fallen.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
A rain gauge is a device used to measure the amount of rainfall. It collects and measures the precipitation that has fallen over a specific period of time. Therefore, the statement that a rain gauge measures how much rain has fallen is true.

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### Read the following sentence and decide whether it is true or false. Weather vanes show you what temperature it is.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Weather vanes are not used to measure temperature. They are used to show the direction of the wind. Temperature is measured using thermometers, not weather vanes. Therefore, the statement is false.

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