4th - 5th

For this weather worksheet, students read a detailed information sheet about different kinds of clouds and what weather they bring. Students answer 12 questions

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Where’s the Water?: Acting Out Science Cycles

Young scientists transform themselves into rivers, oceans, clouds, and drops of water in order to explore the water cycle. After assigning and explaining to students their different roles in the activity, the teacher reads aloud a narrative describing the different stages of the water cycle while the class acts out each event. Perform this engaging activity as an introduction to a lesson series on the hydrologic cycle, repeating it throughout the unit to reinforce children's understanding of the process.

Waterdrops Water Cycle

In this earth science worksheet, students read an article about the water cycle. Then they continue the story about the travels of a water droplet through time and space. Students also complete sentences by writing in the correct word found in the article.


Students explore the earth's atmosphere, weather, and climate. They begin class with a discussion about weather patterns, atmosphere, and the layers of the earth. After the class discussion, students rotate through four stations to observe demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities. Through experiments, students see the effects of atmospheric pressure, observe wind circulation, explore evaporation, and extreme weather.

The Water Cycle Game

Students study the path and forms of water through Earth. In this water cycle instructional activity, students role-play water as it moves throughout the Earth. Students play the water cycle game and complete various stations to learn about water forms and its path.

Weather Watchers WebQuest

Students explore a variety of weather websites, and complete a Weather WebQuest worksheet. They read and analyze weather data, prepare a weather forecast and daily weather report, and predict the weather for the next two days.

Understanding Weather

A succinct set of slides covers the main points for your weather unit. From the factors that contribute to conditions, to fronts and extreme occurrences, to the different types of clouds, numerous facts are listed in bullets. The only issue is that many of the images need to be replaced with crisper versions. Otherwise, your class will become weather wise with this PowerPoint!

Combining Clouds and Art in the Classroom

Get your head in the clouds before teaching cloud types to your mini-meteorologists. The instructional activity opens with a beautiful PowerPoint presentation of clouds portrayed in different artists' paintings. After viewing artistic renditions, learners then view photographs of different cloud types. Background information, resource links, and suggested extensions are provided. This instructional activity is a visual treat that you can follow with an activity in which pupils reproduce the different cloud types using various art media.

Cloud Observations using GLOBE Protocols

Students observe which of ten types of clouds are visible and how much of the sky is cloud covered. They see that by observing clouds, we can get information about temperature, moisture, and wind conditions in different places in the atmosphere.


Students study how to use the Internet as a static information collection tool, to enhance the literature stories on the weather and study how to use the calculator.

Combining Clouds and Art in the Classroom

Students observe landscape paintings consisting of cloud formations. In this identifying cloud types lesson, students discover different cloud types and characteristics by looking at paintings. Students paint their own pictures at the end of the lesson.

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