Science Air Temperature

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Science Air Temperature

You hear it every day – “it’s so hot outside”, or “close the window, it’s freezing”, but what is the science behind the temperature of the air? Let’s see if you can tell us in this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is temperature?
    • A. 

      When the wind makes it feel colder than it really is

    • B. 

      How hot or cold something is

    • C. 

      The air temperature outside

    • D. 

      The glass tube that measures how hot or cold it is

  • 2. 
    The reading on this thermometer is
    • A. 

      -6 C

    • B. 

      6 C

  • 3. 
    Which of these thermometers shows a reading of -2 C?
  • 4. 
    -7ºC is warmer than -3ºC. True or false?
  • 5. 
  • 6. 
    Which of these is showing the colder temperature?
  • 7. 
    Which is warmer, 60ºF or 20ºC?
  • 8. 
    Which is colder, 30ºC or 30ºF?
  • 9. 
    Tempearure is measured with a ...
    • A. 

      Barometer

    • B. 

      Hygrometer

    • C. 

      Thermometer

  • 10. 
    Which of these is not a type of thermometer used to measure temperature?
    • A. 

      Beaufort

    • B. 

      Celsius

    • C. 

      Fahrenheit

  • 11. 
    Freezing on the Fahrenheit thermometer is
    • A. 

      0 degrees

    • B. 

      100 degrees

    • C. 

      32 degrees

  • 12. 
    Temperature changes from time to time.
  • 13. 
    Which is the coldest of these temperatures?
    • A. 

      -9 degrees

    • B. 

      -11 degrees

    • C. 

      -2 degrees

  • 14. 
    The coldest temperature over the course of the day normally occurs ...
    • A. 

      At midnight

    • B. 

      At sunset

    • C. 

      Just after sunrise

    • D. 

      At 8:00 pm

  • 15. 
    When the air is hot, the mercury in the thermometer _______.
    • A. 

      Rises

    • B. 

      Falls

    • C. 

      Freezes

    • D. 

      Boil

  • 16. 
    On the Fahrenheit scale, water freezes at ____ degrees
    • A. 

      212

    • B. 

      32

    • C. 

      Zero

    • D. 

      100

  • 17. 
    On the Celsius scale, water boils at _____ degrees.
    • A. 

      212

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      Zero

    • D. 

      32

  • 18. 
    What is the temperature on the Fahrenheit scale?
  • 19. 
    Which is not a factor for air temperaure?
    • A. 

      Rotation

    • B. 

      Time of year

    • C. 

      Location

    • D. 

      Winds