This is a 32 question final unit test for a Weather and Atmosphere Unit (7th-grade science essential standards). The test is well scaffholded beginning with factual questions and moving on to tougher questions as the test progresses. There is a "Weather and Atmosphere Review Guide" and a "Weather and Atmosphere Review powerpoint" to prepare students! The test also includes a short answer portion - where students choose 2 of 4 questions to answer in 5-7 sentences. These questions push students to synthesize information conceptually. The test includes a range of lower-level factual questions and works up to some harder higher-order thinking questions. There is an answer key included for the multiple choice.
The test covers the standards E1-E6.
Understand how the cycling of matter (water and gases) in and out of the atmosphere relates to the Earth’s weather and climate and the effects of the atmosphere on humans.
Explain how the cycling of water in and out of the atmosphere and atmospheric conditions relate to weather patterns on earth.
Explain the relationship between the movement of air masses, high and low pressure systems, and frontal boundaries to storms (including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes) and other weather conditions that may result.
Predict weather conditions and patterns based on information obtained from:
• Weather data collected from direct observations and measurement (wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity and air pressure)
• Weather maps, satellites and radar
• Cloud shapes and types and associated elevation
Explain the influence of convection, global winds and the jet stream on weather and climatic conditions.
Conclude that the good health of humans requires: monitoring the atmosphere, maintaining air quality and stewardship.