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Sixth Grade Science

Unit #4 Lesson #2 and #3

1. A pot is heated on a stove. Which process causes the metal handle of the
pot to also become hot?

A. combustion
B. convection
C. radiation
D. conduction

2. The transfer of thermal energy by movement of particles through gases


and liquids (fluids) is _____.

A. heat
B. conduction
C. convection
D. radiation

3. The transfer of thermal energy by direct contact is _______.

A. heat
B. conduction
C. convection
D. radiation
4.
Which letter represents the process of convection?

A. A
B. B
C. C

5. In which direction does air move?

A. From North to South.


B. From South to North.
C. From a high pressure area to a low pressure area.
D. From a low pressure area to a high pressure area.

6. How do differences in air pressure affect the movement of air?

A. Air always moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.
B. Air always moves from areas of low altitudes to high altitudes.
C. Air always moves from areas of low pressure to areas of high pressure.
D. Air always moves from east to west.

7. Which statement correctly defines wind?


A. Wind is the movement of air from areas of low pressure to areas of
high pressure.
B. Wind is the movement of air to a colder area in the atmosphere.
C. Wind is the movement of air from areas of high pressure to areas of
low pressure.
D. Wind is the movement of air pushed around and bouncing off Earth’s
surface.

8. What causes wind?

A. differences in air pressure


B. differences in gravity
C. differences in oxygen
D. differences in the thermosphere

9. What causes differences in air pressure around the Earth?

A. warm air rises at the equator and cold air sinks at the poles.
B. warm air sinks at the equator and cold air rises at the poles.
C. warm air rises at the equator and cold air rises at the poles.
D. Cold air rises at the equator and warm air sinks at the poles.

10. What causes local winds?

A. global winds
B. trade winds
C. the butterfly effect
D. temperature differences

11. Which statement is the most accurate about cold air?

A. Warm air rises because it is denser.


B. Warm air sinks because it is denser.
C. Cold air rises because it is denser.
D. Cold air sinks because it is denser.

12. Global winds that blow from west to east are called

A. polar easterlies.
B. westerlies.
C. mountain breezes.
D. trade winds.