Weather & Climate Pop Quiz
2011-10-20 17:36:29.000 – Rick Giard, Weather Observer / Education Specialist
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WEATHER & CLIMATE POP QUIZ: Can Your Students Correctly Answer These Questions?
#1. Weather is: a.) the state of the atmosphere at any given time and place b.) surrounds Earth and protects us by blocking out dangerous rays from the sun c.) an average of weather in a place over many years.
#2. Climate is: a.) surrounds Earth and protects us by blocking out dangerous rays from the sun b.) the state of the atmosphere at any given time and place c.) an average of weather in a place over many years.
#3. The Climate System is: a.) an interactive system consisting of five major components: atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere b.) a way to fix the global warming crisis c.) the automated temperature control in luxury cars.
#4. Without the greenhouse effect: a.) Earth would be a much greener place b.) Earth’s temperature would drop below freezing and become a very cold place c.) Earth would be the same as it is today.
#5. Mount Washington weather is extreme because of: a.) geographical location b.) steep slopes and deep ravines c.) all tall mountains have bad weather.
For the answers to these and myriad other important weather, climate and environmental questions, check out the great distance learning programs at MWOBS. Learning should be fun! With interactive video conferencing, your class will go live to the summit to experience some of the most extreme conditions on Earth. There are several standard educational offerings, such as Observing Mount Washington Weather, Fundamentals of Climate, and The Alpine Zone. Customized programs can also be designed to fit your curriculum needs. For more information please connect to http://www.mountwashington.org/education/.
Rick Giard, Weather Observer / Education Specialist