Weather Study Guide

Weather Study Guide
The students should know:
o The water cycle – draw and label and be able to describe
o Accumulation
o Precipitation
o Evaporation
o Condensation
o The difference between a flood and a drought
o Drought – when an area does not get its usual amount of
precipitation for a long time
o Flood – when water covers land that is not usually
covered by water
o Weather instruments
o Rain gauge – measures the amount of rainfall
o Thermometer – measures the temperature (how hot or
cold it is)
o Wind vane – tells the direction the wind is blowing
o Storms
o The differences between a tornado, a hurricane, a
blizzard and a thunderstorm
o How to stay safe during these types of storms
o Students do NOT need to memorize how each specific
storm forms