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LAST TWO LAYERS

THERMOSPHERE, AND EXOSPHERE

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WHAT ARE THE FIRST THREE LAYERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE?

TROPOSPHERE, STRATOSPHERE, MESOSPHERE

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WHAT IS THE ATMOSPHERE?

LAYERS OF AIR THAT SURROUND THE EARTH

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WHAT DOES A METEOROLOGIST DO?

THEY STUDY THE WEATHER AND FORECASTS

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLIMATE AND WEATHER?

WEATHER IS ON ONE DAY, WHERE CLIMATE IS THE PATTERN OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME

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WHAT IS A WEATHER SATELLITE?

A SATELLITE THAT TAKES PICTURES OF CLOUD PATTERNS, SNOW AND ICE...

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WHAT IS A WEATHER MAP?

MAPS THAT IDENTIFY FRONTS, AREAS OF HIGH AND LOW PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURES

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WHAT ARE PREVAILING WINDS?

WINDS IN A LARGE AREA OF THE WORLD THAT ALMOST ALWAYS BLOW IN THE SAME DIRECTION.

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HOW DOES HIGH PRESSURE EFFECT THE WEATHER?

IMPROVING WEATHER

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HOW DOES LOW PRESSURE EFFECT THE WEATHER?

STORMY WEATHER

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WHAT IS AIR PRESSURE?

THE FORCE OF THE ATMOSPHERE PRESSING DOWN ON THE EARTH

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THE ATMOSPHERE RECEIVES HEAT IN THREE WAYS...TELL ME THE WAYS?

1.water cycle
2.seasonal changes
3.greenhouse effect

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HOW DOES WARM FRONTS EFFECT THE TEMPERATURE?

WARM FRONTS MEANS A RISE IN TEMPERATURE

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HOW DOES COLD FRONTS EFFECT THE TEMPERATURE?

COLD FRONTS MEANS A DROP IN TEMPERATURE

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WHAT IS A THUNDERSTORM?

A POWERFUL STORM WITH LIGHTNING AND THUNDER

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WHAT IS A TORNADO?

A ROTATING FUNNEL OF AIR THAT TOUCHES THE GROUND

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HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLOUDS ARE THERE? WHAT ARE THE THREE OTHER WORDS WE LEARNED THAT CREATE THE DIFFERENT CLOUD NAMES?

10 DIFFERENT TYPES:
CIRRO,
ALTO,
NIMBUS

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WHAT IS A STRATUS CLOUD?

THE LOWEST CLOUD, USUALLY LAYERED THAT COVERS THE SKY LIKE A SHEET

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WHAT IS A CIRRUS CLOUD?

HIGH, FEATHERY CLOUD

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WHAT IS A CUMULUS CLOUD?

A BIG FLUFFY CLOUD WITH A FLAT BOTTOM

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WHAT IS A CLOUD?

A COLLECTION OF WATER DROPLETS OR ICE CRYSTALS

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EXPLAIN THE WATER CYCLE.

water evaporates from the surface of the earth,
rises into the atmosphere,
cools and condenses into rain or snow in clouds,
and falls again to the surface as precipitation.

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DEFINE CONDENSATION

CONDENSATION IS WHEN GAS TURNS INTO A LIQUID,

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DEFINE EVAPORATION

EVAPORATION IS WHEN LIQUID TURNS INTO A GAS

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LIST FOUR PLACES ON EARTH WATER CAN BE FOUND AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE WATER CYCLE.

LAKES, RIVERS, STREAMS, OCEANS, GLACIERS, RESERVOIRS, GROUNDWATER, ATMOSPHERE...

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GIVE THREE EXAMPLES OF PRECIPITATION.

RAIN, SNOW, SLEET, HAIL...