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Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

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Which of the following statements is true about climate?

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true about weather?

2. Which of the following is true about weather and climate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this combo quiz and worksheet, students will be tested on the history of climatology, including Thomas Jefferson's contribution. You will also need to know the difference between weather and climate in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • How to recognize climate conditions as opposed to weather conditions
  • What atmospheric conditions are descriptive of climate as opposed to weather
  • The definition of weather
  • Types of data that describe weather conditions but not climate
  • Thomas Jefferson's importance in the field of climatology

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on the difference between weather and climate
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about data used in climate research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding weather and how it affects climate
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as weather and climate

Additional Learning

To learn more about weather and climate, review the accompanying lesson on Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Thomas Jefferson and his early contribution to the study of weather and climate
  • Differences in the definitions of weather vs. climate
  • Ways in which weather and climate are interrelated
  • The importance and practical applications of weather and climate in our daily lives
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