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3rd Grade Science: Weather & Climate Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Scientists who study the atmosphere and predict the weather are called _____.

Question 2 2. A _____ is like a key that tells you how to read a map.

Question 3 3. Which statement is true about the unusual weather patterns El Nino and La Nina?

Question 4 4. _____ can happen when a weather pattern lasts too long.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the single most important thing you can do to prepare for a weather emergency?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a safety precaution that is specific to tornadoes and hurricanes?

Question 7 7. The _____ is always the same distance from the sun, so the seasons don't change.

Question 8 8. When the north pole is tilted directly toward the sun, the season it's experiencing is _____.

Question 9 9. A natural disaster is a(n) _____ event.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a type of natural disaster?

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Question 11 11. Precipitation is _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a part of weather?

Question 13 13. The savanna in Africa would be a part of which climate group?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a climate group?

Question 15 15. Which of the following types of severe weather causes famine?

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Question 16 16. Which type of weather is cold and involves flurries?

Question 17 17. How does altitude affect climate?

Question 18 18. How does latitude affect climate?

Question 19 19. Every graph and table must have a _____.

Question 20 20. What important part of this table is missing?

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Question 21 21. Which of these is a reason that weather forecasting is important?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a tool used to forecast the weather?

Question 23 23. A weather map might indicate an area of higher pressure. What does that mean for the forecast?

Question 24 24. What can happen when an area has too much rainy weather?

Question 25 25. Why is knowing about locations of nearby water (like lakes and rivers) useful to prepare for emergency weather?

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Question 26 26. If you imaged the Earth as a clock face, the north pole would point to what time on the clock?

Question 27 27. What is the name of the system that warns people of a natural disaster?

Question 28 28. Which of the following aspects of weather can only be observed with special equipment?

Question 29 29. Which is NOT true about climate?

Question 30 30. What type of severe weather is a tropical cyclone?

3rd Grade Science: Weather & Climate Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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