Predicting the Weather: Tools, Maps & Symbols


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What is weather?

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1. Which of the following weather tools is used to measure air pressure?

2. In general, how do we predict the weather?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Before you go out for the day, you might spend a moment to check the local weather forecast. If you were ever curious as to how meteorologists predict the weather, you can go over this assessment on some relevant instruments and weather maps. The questions will test you on things such as what different instruments measure and the symbols used on weather maps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of weather
  • The tool that measures air pressure
  • How we predict the weather
  • The symbol for cold fronts on weather maps
  • What is NOT shown on weather maps

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer the assessment questions by accurately recalling the main points from the lesson on the ways in which meteorologists represent the weather
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the specific tools used to predict aspects of the weather
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on what weather is and how meteorologists go about predicting it

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, read over the associated lesson called Predicting the Weather: Tools, Maps & Symbols. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of weather
  • How we predict the weather
  • Components of the weather
  • Representations on weather maps