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Forces of Nature Vocabulary List & Definitions

erosion

the process by which material from the earth's surface is


worn away by forces such as glaciers, wind, and waves.

gravity

the force by which a planet or other such body tends to


draw objects toward its center.

hail

pellets of frozen rain or a storm of such pellets.

hurricane

a powerful cyclonic storm that originates in the West


Indian region of the Atlantic Ocean and that has heavy
rains and winds exceeding seventy-three miles, or 119
kilometers, per hour.

lightning

natural electricity produced in thunderstorm clouds and


appearing as a bright flash or streak of light in the sky.

precipitation

snow, rain, or the like, or the amount of such matter to fall


on a given area in a given amount of time.

pressure

the applying of constant force upon a surface.

rain

water vapor in the atmosphere that condenses and falls


from the sky to earth.

snow

a frozen form of precipitation that falls as ice crystals


formed into flakes.

thunderstorm

a brief electrical storm usu. accompanied by heavy rain


and high winds.

tide

the periodic change, occurring about every twelve hours,


in the height of the surface of oceans and bodies of water
near or feeding into them, caused by the gravitational pull
of the moon and sun.

weather

the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time


as characterized by sunshine, moisture, temperature,
precipitation, and other variables.

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Comparing Hurricanes and Tornadoes Venn Diagram


Hurricanes

Tornadoes

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Forces Of Nature Word Search Worksheet


Directions: All words are positioned left to right, right to left, and diagonally.
H C N N I

B O M V U T

W Z D E

Y G W F

M T B O X Q B A Y C

R L

H U R R I

D S N I

N E Y N Z E

V I

U Q C Y D Y F

R X Z T A A E Y P J

H N W M R F

D K P A G Q U R

O O B

S R T S

T I

L S N O W N M L

X P G C

Y N U P M V I
S

K S I

U L

X S

Q E R

X T X F

E U T

G T

D I

H U T

U E

Y D L E V F S R

S V H C H A I

V N I

P D Y R K E C

R E C V Q C Q U R C

H R N T R

V F

W J

A N A A X K R

P K E

A I

O R

A G

K V H L

M K O A
C

A Q R
T

O X H C

W Q A L

X T

H B A C

N I

N G V C

H E

G H T

H C

G Z E N Y E G W T H U N D E R
L

O J

X B V U E

H C O E

R D T

Y W U D

K M H W G U A F

N A D O S

R Z

V W F

N W G U F

U V G N Y Z

K M Q K B

G E

A N E

D A H S

M I

R G V O P

D V M S C

H C K F

O D V I

K V N C Y B V J

G T V R J

S G S

O R

O W E

M W K L
C T

A S

PRESSURE

VELOCITY

RAIN

EROSION

TIDE

TORNADO

WEATHER

THUNDERSTORM

PRECIPITATION

HURRICANE

LIGHTNING

GRAVITY

SNOW

HAIL

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Do The Research!
Forces of Nature

Directions: Research the topic


indicated to the right, and answer
the questions below, based on
that topic.

1. What month is the most


dangerous for tornadoes in
the United States?

Topic: Dangerous Ways

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2. Which United States


hurricane has caused the
most deaths? How many
lives did it claim? (Hint:
1900)

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3. How big was the largest


hailstone ever recorded to
fall from the sky?

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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

natural electricity produced in thunderstorm clouds and appearing as a bright flash or streak of
light in the sky.

2. precipitation

pellets of frozen rain or a storm of such pellets.

3. tide

a frozen form of precipitation that falls as ice crystals formed into flakes.

4. erosion

the force by which a planet or other such body tends to draw objects toward its center.

5. snow

a brief electrical storm usu. accompanied by heavy rain and high winds.

6. tornado

water vapor in the atmosphere that condenses and falls from the sky to earth.

7. hail

the process by which material from the earth's surface is worn away by forces such as glaciers,
wind, and waves.

8. hurricane

the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as characterized by sunshine,
moisture, temperature, precipitation, and other variables.

9. pressure

snow, rain, or the like, or the amount of such matter to fall on a given area in a given amount of
time.

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

the applying of constant force upon a surface.

12. rain

a powerful cyclonic storm that originates in the West Indian region of the Atlantic Ocean and
that has heavy rains and winds exceeding seventy-three miles, or 119 kilometers, per hour.

13. weather

the periodic change, occurring about every twelve hours, in the height of the surface of oceans
and bodies of water near or feeding into them, caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and
sun.

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Force Acrostic Poem


An acrostic poem is one where you choose a word or name and use each letter in the name as
the beginning of a word or line that tells something about that person or topic.
Example: An acrostic poem using the word "Sun."
Sometimes when we go to the beach, I will get sun burn.
Usually if I put Sun block on my skin, I will not burn.
Noon is when I'm really prone to burning.

Write an Acrostic Poem using the word below.

F
O
R
C
E

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Forces of Nature Maze Worksheet


Directions:
Guide the rain to the tornado.

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Forces of Nature KWL Worksheet


K

What I Know

What I Want To Learn

What I Have Learned

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If I Was A.... ? Worksheet


Forces Of Nature

1.Pretend you are a


hurricane for the remaining
questions.

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2. How are you born?

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3. Where in the world does


the greatest amount of
family reside (highest
population of hurricanes)?

4. When would you call it


"Your Season" for being
born in the U.S.?
(Hurricane Season)

5. What was the fastest


wind speed anyone from
your family achieved?
(Fastest Hurricane)

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Forces of Nature Cryptogram Worksheet


Directions: Unscramble the words by placing the correct letter in the shaded
boxes. Use the numbered boxes to complete the answer to the riddle.

RIDDLE:

How many volts are in lightning?

STOHRDRMNUET

TEID

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

NRAI

NTIINGHLG

NEISORO

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
6

OARDONT
_

NWOS

RTVAIGY
_

ILAH

ANSWER:
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Forces Of Nature Group Creative


Writing
Directions: As a group, you have 25 minutes to write a brief story using the words below.

PRESSURE

VELOCITY

RAIN

EROSION

TIDE

TORNADO

WEATHER

THUNDERSTORM

PRECIPITATION

HURRICANE

LIGHTNING

GRAVITY

SNOW

HAIL

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Forces Of Nature Word Chop


Worksheet
Directions: The table below contains words that have been chopped in half. Find the pieces
that fit together and write them in the answer area below.

icane

ligh

tor

rstorm

il

ther

sn

ra

sure

in

ero

ha

velo

itation

gra

city

wea

pres

precip

ow

de

ti

sion

nado

thunde

tning

vity

hurr

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Answers to Cryptogram
STOHRDRMNUET: Thunderstorm
TEID: Tide
NRAI: Rain
NTIINGHLG: Lightning
NEISORO: Erosion
NWOS: Snow
OARDONT: Tornado
RTVAIGY: Gravity
ILAH: Hail
Riddle: 10 to 100 million

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