# 3rd Grade Science : Representing Weather Conditions Through Data

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #1 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Samantha is planning a trip to the zoo and needs to decide which season would be the best for being outdoors.

Using the information provided which season should she choose and why?

Possible Answers:

Spring is the best season for visiting the zoo because the temperatures are comfortable and there is very little rain.

Winter is the best season to visit the zoo because it is frigid and it is the season with the least amount of rain.

Fall is the best season to visit because the temperatures are cold and there there is a lot of rain.

Summer is the best season to visit the zoo because it is the hottest month and there is the most rain.

Correct answer:

Spring is the best season for visiting the zoo because the temperatures are comfortable and there is very little rain.

Explanation:

Using data tables are a great way to organize information and compare numbers or facts. Each season has its own positive and negative attributes that are suitable for different activities. For a family trip to the zoo, the weather would need to be comfortable, and there would need to be less chance of rain. The season that would be best for a zoo visit would be the spring because there are moderate temperatures and less of a chance of rain than in the fall or summer. Winter would likely be too cold for an outdoor trip, and summer would be much too warm.

### Example Question #2 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Brittany is planning a week-long beach vacation for herself and her family.

Using the information provided which season would be the WORST to visit the beach and why?

Possible Answers:

Fall is the worst season to visit the beach because the temperatures are moderate to chilly, and there is quite a bit of rain.

Winter would be the worst season to visit the beach because the temperatures are too low.

Summer would be the worst season to visit the beach because it rains a lot and is too hot.

Spring is the worst season to visit the beach because the temperatures and rainfall are moderate.

Correct answer:

Winter would be the worst season to visit the beach because the temperatures are too low.

Explanation:

The worst season to visit the beach would be during the winter. There is not much rain which could make for a beautiful beach day, but the temperatures would make it very chilly! The average temperature is 53oF, which means there could be even colder days. Choosing summer or even spring would be a much better choice for a week-long beach trip.

### Example Question #3 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Richard lives in Tennessee, and the data table below shows the average temperatures throughout the year. The year is split into four seasons. Spring is characterized by cooler temperatures that start to increase as it gets closer to summer. The summer is hot. The fall begins to cool down, and lower temperatures are noticeable as winter approaches. In the wintertime, temperatures are at the lowest, and it is frigid.

Which months would be classified as spring based on the descriptions provided?

Possible Answers:

March, April, and May

December, January, and February

June, July, and August

September, October, and November

Correct answer:

June, July, and August

Explanation:

The information presented in the data table breaks down the average temperature per month in the area that Richard lives. When reviewing the descriptions of the four seasons, summer is the hottest month, so the months with the highest temperatures match the description. June, July, and August are the months with the most elevated temperatures; therefore, that is the summer season.

### Example Question #4 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Richard lives in Tennessee, and the data table below shows the average temperatures throughout the year. The year is split into four seasons. Spring is characterized by cooler temperatures that start to increase as it gets closer to summer. The summer is hot. The fall begins to cool down, and lower temperatures are noticeable as winter approaches. In the wintertime, temperatures are at the lowest, and it is frigid.

Which months would be classified as fall based on the descriptions provided?

Possible Answers:

December, January, and February

September, October, and November

June, July, and August

March, April, and May

Correct answer:

September, October, and November

Explanation:

Fall is described as a season with decreasing temperatures as winter approaches. The three months that have decreasing temperatures and are right before winter are September, October, and November. The other months are either too warm, or they are increasing in temperature as they approach summer.

### Example Question #5 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Why are data tables beneficial for displaying and describing the weather during different seasons?

Possible Answers:

Data tables are not beneficial for displaying or describing weather information.

Data tables are beneficial because they make the information look more attractive.

Data tables organize information and make it easier to understand and explain.

Data tables display the answers to questions, so there is less work to be done.

Correct answer:

Data tables organize information and make it easier to understand and explain.

Explanation:

Data tables are a clear way to display information and numbers related to weather and the seasons. The tables organize information for review and make it easier to find the data that someone might be looking for. The data can be used to answer questions, create graphs, and presentations.

### Example Question #6 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Antwon is planning a week-long ski trip for his family.

Using the information provided, which months would be the best for him to book the trip?

Possible Answers:

June, July, and August

March, April, and May

September, October, and November

December, January, and February

Correct answer:

December, January, and February

Explanation:

The information presented in the data table breaks down the average temperature per month in the area that Antwon is going to be vacationing. When reviewing the temperatures of each month, the best months for a ski trip would be December, January, and February. These months are the coldest of the year and more likely to generate snow based on weather conditions during winter.

### Example Question #7 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Each season has distinct weather. The seasons can be described based on the amount of precipitation, humidity, temperature, and more. In the Northern United States, winter can be described as the coldest season of the year and summer as the warmest season of the year. During the fall, the temperature starts to decrease as winter approaches. When the snow begins to thaw and spring emerges, temperatures begin to rise as summer arrives.

Based on the data table below and the descriptions of the seasons, which temperature is most likely the average during the summer?

Possible Answers:

49o

32o

65o

82o

Correct answer:

82o

Explanation:

The information in the questions tells readers that summer is the warmest season of the year, so the temperatures should be higher than all other parts of the year. The answer choices include choices that do not meet this description. 82o F is warmer than the other temperatures and reasonable for a northern state's summer average.

### Example Question #8 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Patrick is booking a non-refundable cruise for his family. He wants to get the best deal but also worries about weather interrupting his trip. Patrick looked up the different seasons and when hurricanes are frequent in the Bahamas (where they want to vacation). For the best chance of avoiding storms based on the data provided, during which seasons should he book the trip?

Possible Answers:

Summer and Fall

Fall and Winter

Winter and Spring

Spring and Summer

Correct answer:

Winter and Spring

Explanation:

Patrick finds that during the Summer and Fall, there are more hurricanes than the other seasons during the year. A typical hurricane season is from May 1st until October 1st, which falls during spring, summer, and fall. Based on the data table Patrick and his family are more likely to encounter a storm during summer and fall, so booking a cruise during these months should be avoided.

### Example Question #9 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

How would the weather in the winter be described based on the data in the tables below?

Possible Answers:

Winter can be described as the warmest season of the year. It's also the season that receives the least rainfall of the year.

Winter can be described as the warmest season of the year. It's also the season that receives the most rainfall of the year.

Winter can be described as the coldest season of the year. It's also the season that receives the least rainfall of the year.

Winter can be described as the coldest season of the year. It's also the season that receives the most rainfall of the year.

Correct answer:

Winter can be described as the coldest season of the year. It's also the season that receives the least rainfall of the year.

Explanation:

Data tables are a way to present information in a clear and organized way. Based on the data tables, winter can be described as having the lowest temperatures, so it is the coldest season. After reviewing the rainfall amounts, winter also has the least rain at 30 millimeters compared to the other seasons.

### Example Question #10 : Display Data In Tables To Describe Weather During A Season

Based on the weather forecast below for this week in Fort Worth, Texas, which season is it NOT currently?

Possible Answers:

Summer

Winter

Spring

Fall

Correct answer:

Winter

Explanation:

This is a weekly weather forecast, but it is also a data table. This is an organized way to show the highs and lows for the week so people can make the best decision about their attire, activities, and travel plans. Based on prior knowledge about seasons, it is unlikely to be winter during the time of this forecast because the temperatures are in the mid-70s to high 80s. These types of temperatures would not be found in the wintertime.

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