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NCSCOS Grade 5 Earth Science - 5.E.1 Diagnostic Weather - Earth Systems, Structures and Process

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Grade 5
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 5
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

5..E.1.1
5.E.1.2
5.E.1.3

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  • Q1
    Which BEST describes why winds at the beach change direction between day and night?
    because warm air over land sinks and stays in place over land
    because cool air sinks and stays in place over land
    because the temperatures over land and over water change
    because cool air rises and is replaced by warm air from the ocean
    60s
    5..E.1.1
  • Q2
    Which will MOST LIKELY result from a low-pressure weather system?
    cloudy conditions
    cool temperatures
    warm temperatures
    clear conditions
    60s
    5.E.1.2
  • Q3
    Which is the BEST explanation for how air masses move across the United States?
    The prevailing westerlies move air masses from west to east across the United States but may be deflected by the jet stream.
    The trade winds move air masses from west to east across the United States.
    The jet stream moves air masses from the Pacific Ocean across the United States
    The warm air of the Gulf Stream causes air masses to move from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
    60s
    5.E.1.3
  • Q4
    Which has the GREATEST effect on wind speed?
    air pressure
    precipitation
    cloud cover
    wind direction
    60s
    5..E.1.1
  • Q5
    Andy lives in the southern hemisphere. What season does he MOST LIKELY experience in August?
    summer
    spring
    winter
    autumn
    60s
    5..E.1.1
  • Q6
    On a cold, cloudy day, the local weather forecaster predicts that a high-pressure system will be moving into the area in the next 24 hours. Which weather conditions will this system MOST LIKELY bring to the area?
    hot
    stormy
    sunny
    snowy
    60s
    5.E.1.2
  • Q7
    Which BEST describes a characteristic of the jet stream?
    It forms a boundary between a cold air mass and a warm air mass.
    It creates the high winds around the eye of a hurricane.
    It forces the hot air along the equator to rise to areas in North America.
    It causes high pressure air masses to rotate clockwise.
    60s
    5.E.1.3
  • Q8
    The weather forecast indicates that a warm front will be moving into the area in the next 24 hours. Which type of weather will MOST LIKELY result?
    clear skies and cold temperatures
    cloudy skies and rainy weather
    clear skies and hot temperatures
    heavy snow and ice
    60s
    5.E.1.2
  • Q9
    What is the cause of rising surface temperatures of the Pacific Ocean, drought in the western United States, and flooding on the Pacific coast of South America?
    the jet stream
    El Niño
    La Niña
    the Gulf Stream
    60s
    5.E.1.3
  • Q10
    What will MOST LIKELY result when the jet stream moves south of North Carolina?
    North Carolina will experience cold weather.
    North Carolina will experience tropical weather conditions.
    North Carolina will experience hot, dry weather.
    North Carolina will experience mild weather.
    60s
    5.E.1.3

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