Earth Science Quarter Test


Earth Science Quarter Test

Use this guide to help you study and prepare for the quarter test. If you’re unsure about any words or topics, look them up or arrange a time to meet with me to review.

You should be familiar with the following vocabulary terms:

Astronomy Dependent Variable Volume Troposphere Runoff Relative humidity Tornado Leeward/Windward Station model  Hydrology Constant Barometer Stratosphere Transpiration Dew point Hurricane Front (4 types) Greenhouse Effect Meteorology Control Psychrometer Mesosphere Evaporation Dry Bulb Isobar Heat index Carbon Dioxide Geology Density Anemometer Thermosphere Condensation Wet Bulb Weather Coriolis Effect High Pressure Independent Variable Mass Wind vane Ozone Water vapor Wet bulb depression Climate Sea/Land Breeze Low Pressure

You should be able to explain the concepts below:

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Provide examples of items associated with the different areas/branches of Earth Science Pick out parts of the scientific method if given an experiment Calculate density, mass, and volume mathematically Determine volume using water displacement or measurements of a regular solid Read mass on a triple beam balance Compare Earth’s atmosphere to that of Venus and Mars Identify the major gasses in Earth’s atmosphere Ways to demonstrate atmospheric pressure How/why air pressure changes with altitude How/why temperature changes with altitude Importance and location of atmospheric ozone Explain how water moves through the water cycle and the associated terms Relationship between relative humidity, air temperature, and dew point Given information, find relative humidity and dew point on chart Compare/contrast tornados and hurricanes Properties of air that influence the weather How mountain ranges affect weather How to read weather maps; including how to interpret 4 fronts, isobars, and H and L pressure areas Why the wind blows How land breezes and sea breezes are created Interpret parts of a weather station model Compare/contrast climate and weather Compare/contrast both natural and human influences on climate change How the greenhouse effect keeps the Earth warm  

You should review all of the charts and graphs we practiced in class so that you can correctly identify the proper values on the graphs or charts. Review all quiz questions and answers ; make note of those questions you still don’t understand. Test Date: 10/28 or 10/29