2What is the source of all weather and climate? The sun!The sun is the source of all heat and energy. The sun heats air, which causes it to rise and change temperature.Remember… the tilt of the Earth in relation to the sun causes the season.
3What causes the seasons? The tilt of the Earth in relation to the sunThe tilt causes direct/indirect sunlight.How was this demonstrated in class last time?
4What is weather?Weather is the atmospheric conditions present in an area.The day-to-day conditions of the air in a particular place.
5Why is weather important? IT IMPACTS LIFE!!!Weather impacts how people dress, the homes we live in, how we make a living, activities that we do, and much more.
6What is temperature?It is the measurement of how hot or cold it is outside.
7How is temperature measure? It is measured with a thermometer in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. In the US, temperatures are often in Fahrenheit, which is where water freezes at 32 degrees. In Celsius, water freezes at 0 degrees.
8What is precipitation?It is the amount of water, in any form, that falls from the sky.Rain, sleet, snow, hail, fog, drizzle, etc. are all forms of precipitation.
9How is precipitation measure? It is measured with a rain gauge in inches or centimeters.
10What makes up weather?The components of weather include: temperature, precipitation, wind, sunshine, visibility, air pressure, clouds, and location of the area.
11What is climate?Climate is the pattern of weather in an area over a period of many years.
12Difference between weather and climate A short period of timeShort term changes in the atmosphereColorado Weather: Today it is sunny with a chance of rain. The temperature is 62 degrees.ClimateLong period of timeLong term weather pattern of a particular areaA PATTERN of weatherColorado (Fort Collins) Climate: dry winters with some snow, windy springs, low humidity winters, pleasant falls. Semi-arid. Highly changeable weather.