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Ch 1-6 Science Test

What is a sea breeze, and why does it occur? Sea breezes are winds that travel from the sea over the shore. They occur because the air above the land is warmer than the air above the ocean.
Which term describes a circulation of air or water that is caused by uneven heating? Convection current
What is the main source of heat energy for weather on the earth? The sun
In what ways are a hurricane and a tornado alike? Both contain winds that spiral very rapidly
Explain why the temperature at the equator and poles are different At the poles, the sunlight has to pass through more atmosphere because of the curves so it receives less solar energy and is colder. At the equator, it receives the most direct sunlight and is warmer.
Explain using words or a labeled diagram what happens to the sun’s energy when it reaches Earth. Heat is either absorbed into the Earth or reflected back to the atmosphere.
Describe the effect of surface temperature on the air above the surface. Air takes on the temperature of the surface that it is directly above.
Tara connects two Convection Tubes. She adds smoke to one cylinder. The smoke immediately sinks to the bottom of the cylinder and moves into the second cylinder and then rises. Which of the following statements describes Tara’s setup? She connected one hot and one cold cylinder. She added smoke at the top of the cold cylinder.
What are the parts of the water cycle? Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation
Water evaporating from plants is called what? Transportation
What are the three layers of clouds called? High, Mid, and Low
Created by: kmikel83