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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following would contain particles with the greatest average kinetic energy?
    • A. 

      Water vapor from your breath on a freezing night

    • B. 

      A snowball held in your gloved hand

    • C. 

      Ice on a pond

    • D. 

      A cup of hot chocolate

  • 2. 
    As you move close to a campfire, you notice the air seems warmer the nearer you get to the fire. Without touching it, you can tell that the fire is quite hot compared to its surroundings. Which scientific concept allows you to feel that something is hot without touching it?
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Reverse conduction

  • 3. 
    What type of radiation is associated with heat?”
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet

    • B. 

      Infrared

    • C. 

      X ray

    • D. 

      Gamma ray

  • 4. 
    Which of the following lists the four most common chemicals in Earth’s atmosphere, from most common to least common?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon

    • B. 

      Oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen, carbon dioxide oxygen, argon

    • D. 

      Nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide

  • 5. 
    Which gas do early scientists believe was not present in the atmosphere of the Earth shortly after it was formed?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Water vapour

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 6. 
    In which layer of the atmosphere do snowboarders in Whistler live?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the term "climate"?
    • A. 

      The temperature and levels of precipitation over the past 30 years

    • B. 

      The conditions in the atmosphere right now

    • C. 

      The average conditions in the atmosphere of a very large geographic area over at least a 30 year time period

    • D. 

      The average conditions in the atmosphere of a very large geographic area

  • 8. 
    What type of scientist studies fossils, very old sediments and rings in tree trunks to determine ancient atmospheric conditions in a certain area?
    • A. 

      Paleotologist

    • B. 

      Paleophysicist

    • C. 

      Paleoclimatologist

    • D. 

      Ecologist

  • 9. 
    What is the main difference between the origins of La Niña and El Niño?
    • A. 

      La Niña occurs when ocean waters get very warm off the coast of South America; El Niño occurs when deep, cold water rises in the eastern Pacific ocean

    • B. 

      La Niña causes cooler weather in British Columbia; El Niño causes warmer weather in British Columbia

    • C. 

      La Niña occurs when deep, cold water rises in the eastern Pacific ocean; El Niño occurs when ocean waters get very warm off the coast of South America

    • D. 

      La Niña causes warmer weather in British Columbia; El Niño causes cooler weather in British Columbia

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