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Mini-Quiz: When Water Vapor Becomes Snow

By Ron Kurtus (revised 30 December 2006)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is deposition?

When a gas turns directly into a solid

When a liquid turns directly into a solid

When dry ice turns into a gas

2. What turns into snowflakes?

Water drops

Water vapor

Ice crystals

3. Why does temperature affect the shape of snowflakes?

The rate at which they freeze affects how the crystals are formed

It only affects how heavy the snow is

Cold temperatures cause snowflakes to shrivel up

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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