Science Language Students Should Know And Use
|Accuracy - Correct, careful and exact.
Air pressure - The weight of air in the atmosphere pressing down upon Earth.
Air temperature - Degree of heat or cold that the air measures.
Anemometer - Instrument used to measure wind speed.
Atmosphere - All the air surrounding the earth.
Barometer - Instrument for measuring air pressure.
Cirrus - High, wispy or feathery clouds.
Components - The parts of the whole (Example: wind is one component of weather.)
Cumulus - Big, puffy, white clouds.
Forecast - To predict (Example: Meterologists will forecast the weather for the next week.)
Hygrometer - Instrument used to measure relative humidity.
Meteorologist - A scientist who studies and forcasts weather.
Phenomenon - An occurrence you can observe.
Precipitation - Rain, snow, sleet, hail, etc.
Rain guage - Instrument used to measure the amount of rain that falls.
Relative humidity - Amount of water vapor in the air compared to the amount of water the air could hold at that temperature.
Severe - Serious or intense (Example: a tornado is a severe type of storm.)
Stratus - A long, low, gray cloud that could be layered.
Thermometer - Instrument used to measure temperature.
Weather front - Meeting of two different types of air masses.
Wind speed - Measurement of the speed of moving air.
Wind vane - Instrument used to determine wind direction.