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TEK 8.10ABC STAAR SCIENCE

Quiz by Jennifer Davis

Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Measures 3 skills from
Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.10a
8.10b
8.10c

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  • Q1

    A student models convection currents in a laboratory activity. How are convection currents in the student's model different from the convection currents in the Earth's atmosphere and oceans?

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    Cold air in Earth's atmosphere and cold water in Earth's oceans are less dense than warm air and warm water instead of being more dense. 

    The warm air in Earth's atmosphere and the warm water in Earth's oceans sink instead of rise. 

    The heat source for Earth's atmosphere and oceans is the sun, which heats from above instead of below. 

    Convection cells in Earth's atmosphere and oceans flow in the same direction instead of opposite directions.

    120s
    8.10a
  • Q2

    The weather map shows air pressure in milibars. Which set of conditions best describe the weather at the area of lowest air pressure?

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    Partly cloudy with no wind

    Overcast skies with strong winds

    Bright sun with no wind

    Mostly sunny with light winds

    120s
    8.10b
  • Q3

    Major surface currents of the ocean are shown in the diagram. Ocean currents affect weather patterns by -

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    regulating when tides occur in coastal areas

    increasing the rate of evaporation to transport water to areas experiencing drought

    trapping heat at the equator to regulate the global climate

    distributing heat from the uneven absorption of solar energy. 

    120s
    8.10c
  • Q4

    In 2011, Typhoon Nesat struck the Philippines and caused widespread flooding. After hitting the Philippines, Typhoon Nesat was predicted to hit the large city of Hanoi, Vietnam. If Typhoon Nesat had continued along the same path, which development would most likely have reduced its strength before it hit Hanoi?

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    Warm water moving into the sea east of Hanoi

    The formation of a high -pressure area south of Bangkok

    Cool water moving into the sea east of Hanoi

    The formation of a low-pressure area south of Bangkok

    120s
    8.10c

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