3rd Grade Science : Earth and Space Science

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Earth And Space Science

Select the type of cloud that is high in the sky and made of ice. These clouds look very thin and wispy. 

Possible Answers:

Cirrus clouds

Altostratus clouds

Cumulus cloud

Stratus clouds

Correct answer:

Cirrus clouds

Explanation:

In order to answer this question correctly, we need to be able to decipher between the different clouds in the answer choices:

Altostratus clouds are found in the mid-level of the sky and made of ice crystals and water. Stratus clouds are typically gray and usually cover the entire sky.

Stratus clouds are low in the sky and look similar to fog that doesn't touch the ground, but does cover the entire sky. 

Cumulus clouds are white, puffy clouds. They resemble cotton balls in the sky. 

Cirrus clouds are high in the sky and made of ice. These clouds look very thin and wispy. 

The correct answer is cirrus clouds. 

Example Question #2 : Earth And Space Science

Select the type of cloud that is white and puffy, resembling cotton balls in the sky. 

Possible Answers:

Stratus clouds

Altostratus clouds

Cumulus cloud

Cirrus clouds

Correct answer:

Cumulus cloud

Explanation:

In order to answer this question correctly, we need to be able to decipher between the different clouds in the answer choices:

Altostratus clouds are found in the mid-level of the sky and made of ice crystals and water. Stratus clouds are typically gray and usually cover the entire sky.

Stratus clouds are low in the sky and look similar to fog that doesn't touch the ground, but does cover the entire sky. 

Cumulus clouds are white, puffy clouds. They resemble cotton balls in the sky. 

Cirrus clouds are high in the sky and made of ice. These clouds look very thin and wispy. 

The correct answer is altostratus clouds. 

Example Question #3 : Earth And Space Science

Select the type of cloud that is found in the mid-level of the sky and made of ice crystals and water. These clouds are gray and cover the entire sky. 

Possible Answers:

Cirrus clouds

Cumulus cloud

Stratus clouds

Altostratus clouds

Correct answer:

Altostratus clouds

Explanation:

In order to answer this question correctly, we need to be able to decipher between the different clouds in the answer choices:

Altostratus clouds are found in the mid-level of the sky and made of ice crystals and water. Stratus clouds are typically gray and usually cover the entire sky.

Stratus clouds are low in the sky and look similar to fog that doesn't touch the ground, but does cover the entire sky. 

Cumulus clouds are white, puffy clouds. They resemble cotton balls in the sky. 

Cirrus clouds are high in the sky and made of ice. These clouds look very thin and wispy. 

The correct answer is altostratus clouds. 

Example Question #4 : Earth And Space Science

Select the type of cloud that is low in the sky and looks similar to fog that doesn't touch the ground, but does cover the entire sky. 

 

Possible Answers:

Cirrus clouds

Stratus clouds

Altostratus clouds

Cumulus cloud

Correct answer:

Stratus clouds

Explanation:

In order to answer this question correctly, we need to be able to decipher between the different clouds in the answer choices:

Altostratus clouds are found in the mid-level of the sky and made of ice crystals and water. Stratus clouds are typically gray and usually cover the entire sky.

Stratus clouds are low in the sky and look similar to fog that doesn't touch the ground, but does cover the entire sky. 

Cumulus clouds are white, puffy clouds. They resemble cotton balls in the sky. 

Cirrus clouds are high in the sky and made of ice. These clouds look very thin and wispy. 

The correct answer is stratus clouds. 

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