The Difference Between Climate and Weather micro-lesson
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Weather and climate are not the same thing. Weather is the day-to-day state of the atmosphere in a particular place, and it can change very quickly. For example, in the space of one day, it can be pouring with rain and then later be dry and sunny. Weather is measured in terms of certain things. Some of these include temperature, air pressure, wind speed and direction, precipitation, for example, rain, hail, sleet, or snow, sunshine, humidity or how much moisture is in the air, and cloud cover and visibility. Climate is the average or long-term pattern of weather in a particular area. It happens over a longer period of time and looks at larger areas. It is the average weather that happens in an area over many years. The world is split into climate zones. These range from polar which is cold and dry to tropical which is hot and wet to arid which is hot and dry. You also have temperate areas of the world. These areas generally have cold winters and mild weather summers. Another climate is the Mediterranean climate which generally has mild winters and hot summer. Climate in mountainous areas changes the higher you go, getting colder towards the top. In a polar climate, it is generally very cold and snowy. The weather may change from day-to-day. Some days it may snow and other days it may be sunny but in general or on average it is cold and snowy.
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Can weather change very quickly?1) Yes2) No
In mountainous areas, does it get warmer towards the top of the mountain?1) No2) Yes
Is climate measured over...1) a long period of time2) a short period of time3) a few days4) only a week
What climate zone is hot and dry?1) Arid2) Tropical3) Polar4) Temperate
What is a weather front?1) The boundary between a cold and a warm air mass2) The start of a time of rain3) The beginning of a sunny spell4) A snowy period of time
What is the name of a scientist who specifically studies weather?1) Meteorologist2) Zoologist3) Microbiologist4) Botanist
Where are most tropical climates found?1) Around the equator2) Around the poles3) The northern hemisphere4) The southern hemisphere
Which climate zone gets extremely hot in the day and then extremely cold at night?1) Arid2) Polar3) Temperate4) Tropical
Which climate zone gets the most rainfall?1) Tropical2) Arid3) Mediterranean4) Polar
Which climate zone has the coldest climate?1) Polar2) Temperate3) Tropical4) Arid
Which of these is an example of precipitation?1) Rain2) Temperature3) Humidity4) Wind Speed
Which of these is an extreme weather condition?1) Tornado2) Rainfall3) Snow4) Hail
Which of these statements is true?1) Temperture is measured in celsius2) Temperature is measured in kilometres per hour3) Temperature is measured in kilograms4) Temperature is measured in litres
Which two climates are dry?1) Arid and Polar2) Arid and Tropical3) Polar and Temperate4) Polar and Tropical
Why does lightning occur first in a thunderstorm?1) Light travels faster than sound2) Sound travels faster than light3) Our eyes see things before we hear them4) Our ears hear things before we see them
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