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Forces of Nature Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. lightning Electrical activity in the atmosphere that occurs between clouds, causing a flash of light.
2. precipitation A shower of small ice pellets emanating from the clouds.
3. tide Water vapor that freezes in the form of crystals that descend from the clouds.
4. erosion The natural force that makes objects move towards the center of the earth.
5. snow A lightning and thunder storm often with heavy rain.
6. tornado Condensed moisture that fall from the clouds in forms of drops.
7. hail When something gets broken down because of water, wind or rain.
8. hurricane The changes that happen in the air because of natural conditions.
9. pressure The distribution of moisture in the forms of rain, snow, sleet, ice or hail.
10. thunderstorm a very destructive but short-lived windstorm in the form of a funnel-shaped cloud that moves close to the ground destroying whatever is in its path.
11. gravity Exerting force on a surface or substance.
12. rain A severe tropical storm, accompanied by thunderstorms.
13. weather The rise and fall of the waters of the ocean that is a direct result of the connection between the moon and sun.

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