Academic Raceway 500

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Academic Raceway 500
Welcome to the
Academic Raceway 500
Weather
Complete Three Races to Win the Academic Trophy
Qualifying Lap
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
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QUALIFYING LAP
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Qualifying Lap
What is weathering?
The process by which rocks are broken down into smaller pieces
The temperature and the climate in a place
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Define the water cycle.
The constant recycling of water on Earth
The amount of rain in a year
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What layer of atmosphere is closest to the the Earth?
stratosphere
troposphere
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What is it called when plants give off water vapor?
transpiration
evaporation
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What is temperature?
How hot it is
A measure of the average energy of motion of the
particles in matter
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Congratulations! You’ve Qualified!
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Atlanta Motor Speedway
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Atlanta Motor Speedway
Describe stratus clouds.
Towering, dark rain clouds with a nimbus, or halo,
of gray-white
Dark gray clouds that form a low layer and sometimes bring
light rain or snow showers
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What is a storm surge?
very large series of waves caused by high winds over a
large area of ocean
An ocean current formed when steady winds blow over
the surface of the ocean
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What is precipitation?
One of the many gases in air
Water that falls to Earth as rain, snow, sleet,
or hail
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What is a hygrometer?
A tool to measure moisture in the air
A tool to measure wind speed
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What is humidity?
The amount of heat in the air
The amount of water vapor in the air
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Congratulations! You’ve Completed the First Race!
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Academic Cup.
INDIANAPOLIS 500
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Indianapolis 500
What is air mass?
A huge body of air which all has similar
temperature and moisture
Particles of air pressing down on the Earth's surface
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What is the name of the instrument used to measure
wind speed
anemometer
barometer
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What is the name of the clouds that are wispy,
are at high-altitude and are made up of ice crystals
cumulus
cirrus
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What is air pressure?
Particles of air pressing down on the Earth's surface
A huge body of air which all has similar temperature and
moisture
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The name of the puffy cotton-ball clouds that begin to
form when water droplets condense at middle altitudes
cumulonimbus
cumulus
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THE WINNER’S CIRCLE
Congratulations! You’ve Won
the Trophy!