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TAKE YOUR TIME! This is a graded science assessment. You may use your Gecko Green Study Sheet if you have it. Good Luck! Raise your hand and let Mr. J know when you are finished.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What part of the atmosphere do we live in?

    • A.

      Thermosphere

    • B.

      Mesosphere

    • C.

      O zone layer

    • D.

      Stratosphere

    • E.

      Troposphere

    Correct Answer
    E. Troposphere
    Explanation
    The troposphere is the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere, extending from the surface up to about 8-15 kilometers. It is where weather occurs and where most of the Earth's air mass is found. This is the layer in which we live and breathe, and it is where all human activities take place. The other layers mentioned in the options are located above the troposphere.

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  • 2. 

    Atmosphere is:

    • A.

      The covering of Earth

    • B.

      The blanket of air and gas around Earth

    • C.

      The blanket of gas around earth

    • D.

      The blanket of ozone outside Earth's crust

    Correct Answer
    B. The blanket of air and gas around Earth
    Explanation
    The atmosphere refers to the blanket of air and gas that surrounds the Earth. It is composed of various gases, such as nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and trace amounts of other gases. The atmosphere plays a crucial role in protecting the Earth by absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun and regulating the planet's temperature. It also provides the necessary gases for respiration and supports life on Earth.

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  • 3. 

    Yesterday's LAB was a mimic of the process of:

    • A.

      Water Cycle

    • B.

      Evaporation

    • C.

      Hail

    • D.

      Wind

    • E.

      Water Stages

    Correct Answer
    C. Hail
  • 4. 

    Hail is really just:

    • A.

      Snow

    • B.

      Ice water

    • C.

      Rain water

    • D.

      Air and water

    • E.

      A slurpee

    Correct Answer
    B. Ice water
    Explanation
    Hail is formed when there are strong updrafts in a thunderstorm that carry raindrops upward into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere. These supercooled water droplets freeze into ice pellets, and as they are lifted and fall back down through the storm, they can accumulate additional layers of ice. Therefore, hail is essentially ice water, as it is made up of frozen water droplets.

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  • 5. 

    The process when a liquid becomes a gas is:

    • A.

      Condensation

    • B.

      Precipitation

    • C.

      Evaporation

    • D.

      Persperation

    Correct Answer
    C. Evaporation
    Explanation
    Evaporation is the process when a liquid turns into a gas. This occurs when the molecules of the liquid gain enough energy to break free from their bonds and escape into the air. Unlike boiling, which occurs at a specific temperature, evaporation can happen at any temperature. It is a natural process that takes place on the surface of liquids, such as water, and is influenced by factors like temperature, humidity, and air movement. Evaporation is an important part of the water cycle and plays a crucial role in regulating Earth's climate.

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  • 6. 

    When a gas turns back into a liquid, it is part of the ______________ process. 

    • A.

      Evaporation

    • B.

      Condensation

    • C.

      Percipitation

    Correct Answer
    B. Condensation
    Explanation
    When a gas turns back into a liquid, it undergoes the process of condensation. Condensation occurs when the gas molecules lose energy and slow down, causing them to come closer together and form a liquid. This process is the opposite of evaporation, where a liquid turns into a gas. Precipitation refers to the process of water falling from the atmosphere to the Earth's surface in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail, and is not directly related to the transformation of a gas into a liquid.

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  • 7. 

    The Water Cycle :

    • A.

      Has 4 stages

    • B.

      Is only part of the water cycle

    • C.

      Is never ending

    • D.

      Has 2 stages

    Correct Answer
    C. Is never ending
    Explanation
    The water cycle is a continuous process in which water evaporates from the surface, condenses in the atmosphere, falls back to the Earth as precipitation, and then repeats the cycle. It is considered to be never ending because it is a natural process that has been occurring for billions of years and will continue to do so as long as there is water on Earth. The water cycle plays a vital role in maintaining the Earth's water balance and is essential for the survival of all living organisms.

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  • 8. 

    The 3 stages of the water cycle are:

    • A.

      Evaporation, condensation, precipitation

    • B.

      Evaporation, condensations, persperation

    • C.

      Evamporation, condensation, precipitater

    • D.

      Emapcipation, proclimation, consolation

    • E.

      Evaporation, percepertation, condemed

    Correct Answer
    A. Evaporation, condensation, precipitation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is evaporation, condensation, precipitation. This is because these three stages accurately describe the process of the water cycle. First, water evaporates from bodies of water, such as lakes and oceans, and turns into water vapor in the atmosphere. Then, the water vapor cools and condenses to form clouds. Finally, the condensed water droplets in the clouds combine and fall to the ground as precipitation, which can be in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail.

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  • 9. 

    When water falls from the sky it is known as:

    • A.

      Condensation

    • B.

      Evaporation

    • C.

      Precipitation

    Correct Answer
    C. Precipitation
    Explanation
    Precipitation is the correct answer because it refers to water falling from the sky in any form, such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Condensation is the process by which water vapor turns into liquid, while evaporation is the process by which liquid water turns into water vapor. Therefore, precipitation is the most appropriate term to describe water falling from the sky.

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  • 10. 

    The blanket of air and gas around the Earth is called:

    • A.

      Troposphere

    • B.

      Stratosphere

    • C.

      Mesosphere

    • D.

      Thermosphere

    Correct Answer
    A. Troposphere
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Troposphere. The troposphere is the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere, extending from the surface up to about 10-15 kilometers. It is where weather occurs, and it contains the majority of the Earth's air mass. This layer is characterized by decreasing temperature with increasing altitude.

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  • 11. 

    Hail is a form of:

    • A.

      Evaporation

    • B.

      Condensation

    • C.

      Precipitation

    Correct Answer
    C. Precipitation
    Explanation
    Hail is a form of precipitation. Precipitation refers to any form of water that falls from the atmosphere to the Earth's surface. It includes rain, snow, sleet, and hail. Hail is formed when there are strong updrafts in thunderstorms that carry raindrops upward into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere, causing them to freeze into ice pellets. These ice pellets then grow in size as they are lifted by the updrafts and collide with supercooled water droplets, until they become too heavy and fall to the ground as hailstones.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these is a fully liquid example of precipitation?

    • A.

      Dew

    • B.

      Fog

    • C.

      Hail

    • D.

      Rain

    Correct Answer
    D. Rain
    Explanation
    Rain is a fully liquid example of precipitation because it is formed when water droplets in the atmosphere condense and combine to form larger droplets. These droplets then fall to the ground due to gravity. Unlike dew, which forms when moisture in the air condenses onto surfaces, or fog, which consists of water droplets suspended in the air, rain is in the form of liquid water. Hail, on the other hand, is a form of frozen precipitation that consists of ice pellets. Therefore, rain is the correct answer as it is the only option that represents fully liquid precipitation.

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  • 13. 

    To measure the water in our HAIL LAB, we used:

    • A.

      ML- milliliters

    • B.

      Ft- Feet

    • C.

      Cups

    • D.

      Fl Oz- Fluid Ounces

    Correct Answer
    A. ML- milliliters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is mL- milliliters because milliliters are a commonly used unit of measurement for liquids. In a laboratory setting, it is important to use precise measurements, and milliliters provide a more accurate and precise measurement for small volumes of liquid compared to other units such as feet, cups, or fluid ounces.

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  • 14. 

    Which is NOT a type of precipitation:

    • A.

      Rain

    • B.

      Sleet

    • C.

      Snow

    • D.

      Fog

    • E.

      Hail

    Correct Answer
    D. Fog
    Explanation
    Fog is not a type of precipitation because it is formed by the condensation of water vapor in the air, rather than the water falling from the atmosphere. Precipitation refers to any form of water, liquid or solid, that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the Earth's surface. Rain, sleet, snow, and hail are all examples of precipitation as they are formed when the water vapor in the air condenses and falls to the ground in various forms. Fog, on the other hand, is a cloud that forms at or near the ground level when the air is cooled to its dew point temperature.

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