2nd Grade Weather Unit Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Choose the temperatures of the four different seasons

    • A.

      Warm, Hot, Cool, Cold

    • B.

      Sunny, Grey, Gloomy, Partly Cloudy

    • C.

      Cold, Sunny, Warm, Cloudy

    • D.

      Grey, Yellow, Blue, Green

    Correct Answer
    A. Warm, Hot, Cool, Cold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Warm, Hot, Cool, Cold" because it follows the logical progression of temperature from warm to cold. The terms are arranged in ascending order based on their temperature, starting with warm, then getting hotter, followed by cool, and finally ending with cold. This sequence accurately represents the different temperatures experienced during the four seasons.

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  • 2. 

    What do molecules look like in high air pressure?

    • A.

      Tightly packed and at ground level because they are heavy

    • B.

      Loose snowflakes

    • C.

      Raindrops

    • D.

      Loosely packed because they are in low pressure

    Correct Answer
    A. Tightly packed and at ground level because they are heavy
    Explanation
    Molecules in high air pressure are tightly packed and at ground level because they are heavy. In high pressure conditions, the air molecules are compressed, leading to a higher density. This causes the molecules to be closely packed together. Additionally, the weight of the molecules plays a role in their behavior. Heavier molecules tend to settle closer to the ground due to gravity, resulting in them being concentrated at ground level.

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  • 3. 

    Why does high air pressure bring bring nicer weather?

    • A.

      High air pressure brings nicer weather because the air stays heavy on the ground and does not evaporate to create clouds

    • B.

      Because the air is windy

    • C.

      High air pressure makes the sun shine

    • D.

      High air pressure makes the weather nicer by helping the air get warm

    Correct Answer
    A. High air pressure brings nicer weather because the air stays heavy on the ground and does not evaporate to create clouds
    Explanation
    High air pressure brings nicer weather because it creates stable atmospheric conditions. When air pressure is high, it means that there is a greater mass of air pushing down on the Earth's surface. This causes the air to sink and compress, inhibiting the formation of clouds and precipitation. The absence of clouds allows more sunlight to reach the Earth's surface, resulting in clearer skies and warmer temperatures. Additionally, high pressure systems tend to bring calmer winds, further contributing to pleasant weather conditions.

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  • 4. 

    What happens when high and low air pressure meet?

    Correct Answer
    Wind is created
    Explanation
    When high and low air pressure meet, wind is created. This is because air moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure, resulting in the movement of air molecules. The greater the difference in pressure, the stronger the wind will be. This movement of air creates the phenomenon we know as wind, which can vary in speed and direction depending on the pressure systems involved.

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  • 5. 

    What does high air pressure want to do?

    Correct Answer
    Move to low pressure
    Explanation
    High air pressure wants to move to low pressure. This is because air moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure in order to equalize the atmospheric pressure. This movement occurs due to the natural tendency of air molecules to spread out and fill any available space. Therefore, high air pressure areas will always try to move towards low pressure areas to balance out the pressure difference.

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  • 6. 

    What tool do meterologists use to measure air pressure?

    • A.

      Barometer

    • B.

      Anenometer

    • C.

      Thermometer

    • D.

      Adapter

    Correct Answer
    A. Barometer
    Explanation
    Meteorologists use a barometer to measure air pressure. A barometer is a scientific instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. It consists of a glass tube filled with mercury or a liquid, and the height of the liquid in the tube indicates the pressure exerted by the air. By measuring air pressure, meteorologists can make predictions about weather patterns and changes.

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  • 7. 

    Engineers make flood plain models to help them design towns near bodies of water, such as rivers and to decide where to build homes and buildings and where not to build them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Engineers create flood plain models to assist in the planning and design of towns located near bodies of water, like rivers. These models help determine suitable areas for constructing homes and buildings, as well as areas that should be avoided due to the risk of flooding. By simulating potential flood scenarios, engineers can make informed decisions regarding the development and infrastructure of these areas, ultimately enhancing the safety and resilience of the community.

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  • 8. 

    What is atmosphere?

    • A.

      The blanket of air that surrounds the earth

    • B.

      The wind

    • C.

      Oxygen

    • D.

      A tool meterologists use to measure wind

    Correct Answer
    A. The blanket of air that surrounds the earth
    Explanation
    The atmosphere refers to the layer of gases that surrounds the Earth. It acts like a protective blanket, providing vital components such as oxygen for living organisms and regulating temperature. The atmosphere is made up of various gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and trace amounts of other gases. It also plays a crucial role in weather patterns and acts as a shield against harmful solar radiation.

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  • 9. 

    What is water called in its gas form?

    • A.

      Water vapor

    • B.

      Rain

    • C.

      Milk

    • D.

      Clouds

    Correct Answer
    A. Water vapor
    Explanation
    Water in its gas form is called water vapor. Water vapor is formed when water evaporates and turns into a gas. It is invisible to the naked eye and is commonly found in the atmosphere. Water vapor plays a crucial role in the Earth's water cycle, as it can condense to form clouds and eventually precipitation such as rain. Milk and clouds are not the correct answers as they do not refer to water in its gas form.

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  • 10. 

    Changes in the earth's atmosphere cause weather.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Changes in the earth's atmosphere cause weather because the atmosphere is the layer of gases surrounding the planet. These gases interact with the sun's energy, the earth's surface, and other factors to create weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, precipitation, and wind. The atmosphere acts as a medium through which heat and moisture are transported, leading to the formation of different weather patterns and phenomena like storms, rain, snow, and wind. Therefore, changes in the earth's atmosphere directly impact and influence the weather experienced on the planet.

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  • 11. 

    A drought is a period of time when there is a lot of rain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A drought is a period of time when there is a scarcity or lack of rain, not a lot of rain. Therefore, the statement "A drought is a period of time when there is a lot of rain" is incorrect.

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  • 12. 

    Clouds hold a lot of water

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Clouds hold a lot of water because they are formed when warm air rises and cools, causing the water vapor in the air to condense into tiny water droplets or ice crystals. These droplets and crystals then gather together to form clouds. Clouds can hold vast amounts of water, with some larger clouds containing millions of tons of water. When the conditions are right, this water can be released as precipitation in the form of rain, snow, or other forms of moisture.

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  • 13. 

    Check the boxes the describe what plants look like in each of the four seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter

    • A.

      Not dead but dormant

    • B.

      Green and in bloom

    • C.

      Buds on the trees

    • D.

      Grass is green

    • E.

      Grass is brown

    • F.

      Leaves are falling off the trees

    • G.

      Trees look dead

    • H.

      The moon is full

    • I.

      The sun shines every day

    • J.

      Neighbors are mowing their grass

    • K.

      The driveway has to be shoveled

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Not dead but dormant
    B. Green and in bloom
    C. Buds on the trees
    D. Grass is green
    E. Grass is brown
    F. Leaves are falling off the trees
    G. Trees look dead
    Explanation
    In spring, plants are not dead but dormant, meaning they are alive but not actively growing. They start to show signs of life with green leaves and flowers in bloom. Buds start to appear on the trees as they prepare to grow new leaves. In summer, the grass is green and plants are in full bloom. In fall, the leaves start to change color and fall off the trees, making the grass turn brown. Trees may appear dead as they lose their leaves. In winter, the plants are dormant again and the trees look dead without leaves. The driveway may need to be shoveled due to snow.

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  • 14. 

    The reason we have seasons is because the earth is tilted and revolves around the sun.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the Earth's tilt causes different parts of the planet to receive varying amounts of sunlight throughout the year. When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun, it experiences summer, while the Southern Hemisphere experiences winter. As the Earth revolves around the Sun, the tilt changes, causing the seasons to shift. This phenomenon is responsible for the changing weather patterns and temperatures that we observe throughout the year.

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  • 15. 

    What do molecules look like in low pressure?

    • A.

      Floating in the sky

    • B.

      Loose and spread out and floating around

    • C.

      Tightly packed and at ground level

    • D.

      Tightly packed and at eye level

    Correct Answer
    B. Loose and spread out and floating around
    Explanation
    Molecules in low pressure are loosely packed and spread out, allowing them to float around freely. In low pressure environments, the molecules have more space between them and are not tightly packed together like they would be in high pressure or at ground level. This loose arrangement of molecules enables them to move more easily and float around in the given space.

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  • 16. 

    Why do engineers make flood plain models? There may be more than one correct answer.

    • A.

      They like model trains

    • B.

      To help them when they are designing towns near bodies of water, such as rivers

    • C.

      They don't know what a flood plain is

    • D.

      To decide where to build homes and buildings and where not to.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. To help them when they are designing towns near bodies of water, such as rivers
    D. To decide where to build homes and buildings and where not to.
    Explanation
    Engineers make flood plain models to assist them in designing towns near bodies of water, such as rivers, and to determine suitable locations for constructing homes and buildings. These models enable engineers to visualize and analyze potential flood risks, understand the behavior of water flow, and make informed decisions about land use and development. By simulating flood scenarios, engineers can identify areas prone to flooding and implement appropriate measures to mitigate risks and ensure the safety and sustainability of the built environment.

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