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Spring Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Enrich your spring theme with ABCmouse! This collection of printables features coloring pages, a writing activity, and a word search worksheet. Use these printables as fun in-class activities, or send them home with your students to help...
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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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Clouds: A weather Predictor

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Predicting the weather can be as easy as understanding cloud formations. This presentation elucidates to the reasons clouds exist and how they are classified into four different types, cumulus, stratus, vertical, and cirrus. Tip: Take...
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Clouds

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore basic cloud types and the weather associated with each one.  In this earth science lesson plan, students participate in numerous activities including going outside to observe the clouds they see, making a cloud in a jar,...
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Clouds!

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students create a multimedia project using Microsoft PowerPoint that shows four different cloud types (Cirrus, stratus, cumulonimbus, and cumulus). This activity is intended to be an introduction to cloud types.
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Hey You, Get Off My Cloud

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify different types of clouds. In this cloud lesson, 2nd graders describe clouds as cumulus, cirrus, or stratus and explain their formation. They discuss how the clouds affect the weather conditions. 
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Severe Winter Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, in groups, investigate and demonstrate the science behind the development and characteristics of winter storms by creating a weather report.
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3 Extreme Climate Fixes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Could clouds be the key to slowing climate change? Cirrus clouds trap more heat than other clouds, thus keeping the Earth warmer; if scientists can get rid of them, the Earth might cool down. An eye-opening video delves into three...
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Cloud Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th
In this clouds activity, students respond to 16 short answer questions regarding the appearance, weather, and composition of stratus, cirrus, nimbus, and cumulus clouds.
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Clouds: Cumulus, Cirrus, and Stratus

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners, after listening to The Cloud Book, by Tomie dePaola, explore cumulus, stratus, and cirrus clouds. They identify and draw an example of each type of cloud.
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Weather Lesson 2

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students identify the elements that make up the earth's weather. Begin by having students pretend they are hiking along a mountain ridge. It's been sunny and warm all day, but you see a dark line of clouds moving from the west.
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Clouds

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners explore clouds.  In this weather lesson, students identify the steps in the water cycle, define condensation and evaporation, and relate this information to cloud formation.  Learners perform a cloud experiment, predict weather...
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Clouds in the Sky

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this cloud lesson, students discover the different types of clouds.  Students pick their favorite cloud and complete a creative project in which they must use their research skills and math skills.  They present their poster to the...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Clouds (Bauer)

For Teachers K - 3rd
What type of cloud is that? Explore meteorological vocabulary using Marion Bauer's book, Clouds (although these strategies could be used for any fiction or nonfiction text). Pre-teach the new words before reading the story aloud....
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Clouds! Clouds! Clouds!

For Teachers 1st
Here is a beautiful lesson on clouds designed for your 1st graders. Learners study three different types of clouds. They construct drawings of cumulus, cirrus, and stratus clouds. The Cloud Book, by Tommie dePaola is used to introduce...
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Cloudy Weather

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students identify and explain the various types of clouds in the sky. Then they draw a picture of the clouds they see and describe them. Students also describe what makes clouds and draw what they think...
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Meteorology Madness

For Teachers 4th
Students probe the dynamic weather changes through several hands-0n activities in this seven lessons unit. The hydrologic cycle, clouds, atmosphere, air movement, fronts, and forecasting form the components presented in this unit.
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Classification of Clouds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners view progressive slides of cloud formations and identify which type of cloud is shown as it forms. They estimate the cloud's height while viewing each image.
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Types of Clouds

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What's the term for clouds that look like fluffy cotton balls? What about thick, gray clouds? Learn the names and descriptions for each type of cloud with a worksheet and activity. Learners read four columns of high-level, mid-level,...
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Clouds

For Teachers 1st
First graders create a PowerPoint presentation and identify three types of clouds; cirrus, stratus and cumulus. In addition, 1st graders construct their own type of cloud during a hands-on activity.
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Weather Watch Activity Guide: Groundhog Day

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Exactly what do groundhogs know about weather? Not as much as your science students will after completing these lessons and activities that cover everything from the earth's rotation and the creation of shadows, to cloud...
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Clouds and What They Mean

For Students 4th - 6th
An excellent resource on cloud types and descriptions could be a valuable addition to your science lesson. After kids learn the correct vocabulary to describe clouds, they complete several worksheets and thermometer activities before...
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S’COOL Cloud Identification Chart

For Students 5th - 8th
If you've ever wondered why clouds sometimes look so different, look no further than a classroom poster about cloud identification. It features pictures of clouds at high, mid, and low levels of altitude, as well as the name of each and...
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How Did Clouds Get Their Names?

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever wondered how clouds float in the sky, or why they seem to change so much in just a few minutes. Watch a short video about the way clouds are identified and named, and how they are affected by the Earth's conditions.

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