What is Wind? - Definition, Causes, Properties & Characteristics


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When we talk about winds on Earth, which of the following is true?

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1. Which factors create differences in air pressure on earth?

2. From which direction does a northerly wind blow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Wind is all around us every time we go outside, but it's so ubiquitous we rarely spend much time thinking about it. If you're curious to learn more about wind, you can go over this printable worksheet and quiz. The questions in the assessment will test you on points from the lesson, such as the causes of wind and ways to measure it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Causes of differences in air pressure
  • Characteristics of northerly wind
  • Function of wind gradient
  • Effects of heat on air

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the key points from the lesson regarding the causes and characteristics of winds on Earth
  • Defining key concepts - define some of the key terms from the lesson relevant to wind, such as northerly wind and wind gradient
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of wind to answer the quiz questions going over some information related to the characteristics and properties of wind

Additional Learning

Learn more about the wind with the lesson called What is Wind? - Definition, Causes, Properties & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition and characteristics of wind
  • Causes and effects of air pressure
  • Process of wind's formation