th 4 Grade Science SOL 4.6 Weather Created By, Jennifer Sagendorf Suffolk Public Schools Weather Jeopardy The Water Cycle Tools of the Trade Air Masses & Fronts Clouds Take Your Best Shot 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 Energy from the sun warms the water on the earth causing it to do this What is evaporate? Clouds are made up of this What are tiny drops of water or water vapor? One of these is NOT a form of precipitation: Rain Sleet Snow Fog Freezing Rain Hail What is fog? As more and more tiny droplets of liquid form in a cloud, they combine and get heavier causing this What is precipitation? As warm moist air rises, it begins to cool, which causes the water vapor in the air to do this What is condense? This measures the wind direction What is a weather vane? This measures the amount of precipitation What is a rain gauge? This measures the speed of the wind What is an anemometer? This measures the force exerted by the weight of the air What is a barometer? This measures the amount of water vapor in the air What is a hygrometer? The boundary between two air masses What is a front? The direction air masses generally move in the US What is from west to east? A curved line with rounded bumps on a weather map What is a warm front? This is associated with a very rapid weather change What is a cold front? This is when a cold air mass pushes out a warm air mass, often bringing thunderstorms, or heavy rains, followed by sunshine and cool weather What is a cold front? These are “fair weather” clouds What are cirrus and cumulus clouds? This cloud type is the closest to the ground What is fog? This type of cloud is thin, wispy, and high in the sky What are cirrus clouds? Low to the ground, flat and gray, this cloud type often brings steady rain or snow What is a stratus cloud? Starting over the Atlantic Ocean near the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, these are the largest and most powerful of storms What are hurricanes? A scientist who studies weather What is a meteorologist? Movement of air What is wind? Instruments in space that collect weather data and take pictures of cloud cover What are weather satellites? This is associated with low or falling air pressure What is rain or snow? This indicates that there is clear, cooler weather ahead What is a rising barometer?