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Grant County Middle School
305 School Road
Dry Ridge, KY 41035
Phone: 859-824-7161
Fax: 859-824-7163

Weather Web Quest

Name ________________________        

 

1. Click on http://www.weatherwizkids.com/crossword.htm

Answer the following

 

A lava erupting mountain ____________________________________

 

A very light shower _________________________________________

 

Big storm over warm water ___________________________________

 

The movement of air _________________________________________

 

The sound that lightning makes ________________________________

 

Bright flash of light __________________________________________

 

The shaking of the ground _____________________________________

 

A violent rotating column of air _________________________________

 

White puffy thing in the sky ____________________________________

 

Liquid precipitation falling to the ground __________________________

 

Earth’s heat source ____________________________________________

 

Solid precipitation falling from the sky ____________________________

 

2. Click on http://www.earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/watercycle/

Fill in the diagram with how it moves (arrows), where it exists, and changing forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Click on http://www.quia.com/custom/513conc.html

Match the following:

Definition                                                                      Term

A. Tilted 23 1\2 degrees                                              ______ equinox

B. Long term conditions of the atmosphere                   ______ leeward

C. Marks the beginning of summer and winter ______ solstice

D. Mountain side opposite the prevailing winds ______ humid

E. Short term conditions of the atmosphere                   ______ elevation

F. Hot year round climate                                            ______ axis

G. Moderate temperatures                                           ______ tropics

H. Higher up means cooler temperatures                      ______ monsoon

I.   Moist                                                                      ______ Climate

J.   Seasonal weather patterns                           ______Nearness to the oceans

K. Path of the earth around the sun                              ______ arid

L. Dry                                                                         ______ permafrost

M. Mountain side facing the prevailing winds    ______ Orbit

N. Change from a gas to a liquid                                  ______ windward

O. Change from a liquid to a gas                                  ______ weather

P.   Movement of the Earth around the sun                    ______ revolution

Q. Warm ocean current                                               ______ condensation

R.   When the sun is directly over the equator    ______ evaporation

S. Movement that causes day and night                        ______ gulf stream

 

4. Click on http://www.quia.com/hm/93482.html

Fill in the following if you have them:

Water in the form of a gas: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___   ____ ____ ___ ___ ___

 

Plant Life ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ____

 

flowing water underground ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

 

water found in rock layers below surface _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

opposite of El Nino   _ _   _ _ _ _ 

 

climate found in coastal area where wind blows off ocean _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ 

 

created by conditions in a particular area _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ 

 

height above sea level _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

mass of frozen fresh water _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

broad grassland found in tropics _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

hurricane that forms in Pacific Ocean _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

long period of extreme dryness _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

rain, snow, sleet, hail _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

moving stream of water in the ocean _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

partly dry grassland ____ ____ ___ ___ ___ ___

 

climate found in mid-latitude areas near the tropics _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

rivers and streams carry water back to the ocean  ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

 

lush dense vegetation in tropics _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

changes in air over short time _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

water moves from oceans to air to ground and back to ocean _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ 

 

violent tropical storm system _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

seasonal winds _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

dry area on inland side of mountains      _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _    

 

climate with mild, rainy winter and hot, dry summer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _     

 

usual weather pattern over long period _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

water turns into vapor _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

climate where you find taiga _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

elevation above which no trees grow _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

vast Arctic plain without trees _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

permanently frozen soil layer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

gases in atmosphere that lead to global warming _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

climate found far from ocean influences _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

top layer of a rain forest _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

vapor changes into liquid _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

funnel-shaped wind storm _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

area near the Equator _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

 

refers to the Christ child _ _   _ _ _ _ 

 

water in the form of a gas _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ 

5. Click on http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupDownloadFile.asp?File=39951

 

            Describe what happens during a cold front

 

            Describe what happens during a warm front

 

6. JUST FOR FUN!! Click on http://profhorn.meteor.wisc.edu/wxwise/tornado/t.html

     Adjust the tornado’s width and pressure. 

 

7. Last but not least !! Click on http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/goes/wwa/

 

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