What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation


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Which are types of precipitation?

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1. Fog and dew are not considered precipitation because

2. Clouds are usually

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet you will be assessed on qualities of precipitation, types of precipitation, fog, dew, and clouds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate, you will be examined on the following:

  • Examples of precipitation
  • Why fog, dew, and clouds are not forms of precipitation
  • Properties of clouds
  • Properties of precipitation

Skills Practice

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Earth's weather
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on precipitation's formation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as fog and clouds

Additional Learning

Still curious about precipitation? Study the associated lesson titled, What is Precipitation? - Definition, Types & Formation. With this, you will learn even more about the following topics:

  • What exactly precipitation is
  • Condensation
  • Updraft and downdraft
  • The relationship between precipitation, condensation, and the water cycle