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Quizlet Science Study Links
- Week 1
- Earth's Axis
- Imaginary, vertical line through the middle of the Earth between the North and South Poles; Earth rotates around it.
- Tilt of the Earth
- Earth is tilted on its axis at 23.5 degrees. The main reason there are seasons on earth.
- Imaginary line around the middle of the earth; assigned a 0 degree latitude.
- Half of a sphere; the earth is divided into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres by the equator.
- The distance east or west of the Prime Meridian.
- The distance north or south of the equator; for example, Raleigh, NC, is located at approximately 36 degrees N, which indicates its’ location is north of the equator.
- To spin; Earth rotates on its axis; one rotation of Earth is approximately 24 hours (1 day).
- elliptical orbit; one revolution around the sun is approximately 365 days (1 year).
- The average weather conditions over a long period of time in an area.
- The stat of the atmosphere at a given time and place.
- Weather System
- All the parts of weather - temperature, precipitation, air pressure, wind speed and direction.
- Week 2
- Water Cycle
- The continuous process of water moving from Earth’s surface to the atmosphere and back to earth.
- Change from a liquid to a water vapor (gas).
- Water Vapor
- Water as a gas.
- Changing from water vapor (gas) to liquid.
- Form of water (rain, snow, sleet, hail) that falls from the clouds to earth.
- Excess water from falling precipitation or melting that the soil cannot absorb due to over saturation. Runs off into streams, lakes, oceans, if possible.
- Water evaporating from the leaves of plants (pleat sweat).
- The amount of water vapor in the air.
- The process in which energy is emitted by particles or waves.
- The transfer of heat by the movement of a liquid or gas.
- Convection Current/Cell
- A cycle of rising and falling air or liquid.
- Week 3
- A scientist who studies weather patterns and forecasts upcoming weather.
- Predicting upcoming weather based on scientific evidence using weather instruments.
- Wind Vane
- An instrument used to determine wind direction.
- Rain Gauge
- An instrument used to measure precipitation.
- An instrument used to determine the amount of water in the air (humidity).
- An instrument used to measure air pressure.
- An instrument used to measure wind speed.
- An instrument used to measure temperature.
- Measurement in degrees of how warm or cold something is.
- Week 4
- A large collection of tiny water droplets or ice crystals in the atmosphere.
- Mid level clouds that look puffy like cotton that indicate "fair" weather.
- Low level clouds that look like layers or a gray blanket and indicates overcast weather; may produce precipitation.
- High thin wispy clouds that indicate a change in the weather.
- Towering, anvil shaped clouds that indicate thunderstorms. Can be dark in color.
- A stratus cloud close to the ground.
- Week 5
- The source of all energy on earth.
- Movement of air caused by heating and cooling.
- Global Wind
- Air that moves across large distances in the atmosphere impacting the weather. Examples include Polar Easterlies, Prevailing Westerlies, and Trade Winds.
- Prevailing Westerlies
- Air that blows west to east in the middle latitudes, including in North Carolina.
- Trade Winds
- Air that blows near the equator. Blows east to west.
- Local Winds
- Air that moves across small distances close to earth’s surface (i.e. a breeze across a playground).
- Land Breeze
- A convection current where air flows from land to sea during the night.
- Sea Breeze
- A convection current where air flows from sea to land during the day.
- El Nino
- The surface water near the equator in the Pacific Ocean gets warmer. This causes flooding on the west coast of the Americas.
- La Nina
- The surface water near the equator in the Pacific Ocean gets cooler.
- Week 6
- Jet Stream
- A current of fast moving air high in the atmosphere that is shifted by hot and cold air masses. Moves weather across the globe.
- High Pressure System
- High pressure brings fair weather, sunny skies, and light winds.
- Low Pressure System
- Low Pressure brings storms, strong winds, and changing weather.
- Air Mass
- A large region of the atmosphere where the air has similar properties throughout, such as temperature, humidity, and air pressure.
- A boundary between two air masses.
- Cold Front
- A boundary between two air masses (one warm, one cold) moving so that the colder air replaces the warmer air.
- Warm Front
- A boundary between two air masses (one warm, one cold) moving so that the warmer air replaces the colder air.
- Stationary Front
- A boundary between two air masses (one warm, one cold) that doesn’t move.
- Week 7
- The height above sea level.
- Sea Level
- Where the ocean meets the land; zero elevation.
- Direct Sunlight
- Sun rays that strike the earth with more intensity near the equator.
- Indirect Sunlight
- Sun rays that strike the earth with less intensity due to the tilt of the earth and the curve of its’ surface.
- To take in (dark colors absorb rays of light).
- To bounce off (light colors reflect sunlight).