Investigating The Weather - 4th Grade Science Test - Thursday, October 27, 2011

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 68

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4th Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

I've tried to pack as much information into this quiz as possible. All of the information I used to make the questions came from the Study Guide given by teachers. I hope this helps!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Data is _______ .
  • 2. 
    A ________ is a collection of tiny water drops or ice crystals in the air.
  • 3. 
    Scientists classify clouds into _____ (number) main types based on how and where they form.
  • 4. 
    _________ clouds are thin, feathery clouds that form high in the sky. They are made of tiny bits of ice, and rain does not fall from them. When these clouds become puffy, a storm may be on the way.
  • 5. 
    ________ clouds are puffy white clouds. They look like cotton balls. They are made of tiny bits of liquid water. These clouds usually indicate fair weather. If they grow upward and dark, a storm may soon come.
  • 6. 
    ________ clouds are flat layers of clouds. They look like a blanket that can cover most of the sky. They sometimes bring days of light, steady rain. These clouds are often the lowest clouds in the sky.
  • 7. 
    A _________ forms over warm ocean water. The warmer the water, the stronger the winds can become.
  • 8. 
    _________ usually form quickly. Huge sparks called lightening heat the air. This causes the loud booming sound.
  • 9. 
    A  ________ is a rotating column of air that reaches toward the ground. This type of storm may spin from the most violent thunderstorms.
  • 10. 
    Mississippi had ____ (number) tornadoes in 2008 - a state record.
  • 11. 
    A _________ is a storm with lots of snow, cold temperatures, and strong winds. It buries roads, cars, and buildings under snow.
  • 12. 
    There are two blanks in this question but only one answer, which fills both blanks. __________ describes how hot or cold something is. When the Sun's energy heats Earth's surface,, the surface warms the air above it. The air _________ rises.
  • 13. 
    The weight of air is called ____ ________ .
  • 14. 
    Which weighs more... Cool air or warm air?
  • 15. 
    Moving air is called _____ .
  • 16. 
    ________ is a measure of how much moisture is in the air. In coastal areas and rain forests, this number would be higher. In the dessert, it would be low.
  • 17. 
    Any form of water that falls from clouds is _________ . The term includes rain, snow, sleet, and hail.
  • 18. 
    A large region of air with the same properties throughout is called an ___ ____ .
  • 19. 
    A _____ causes a change in the weather.
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