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Activity
NASA

The Types of Clouds and What They Mean

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Learn to forecast the weather using cloud types. Budding meteorologists identify cloud types and learn to use a dichotomous key. As scholars develop observation and identification skills, they discover how different cloud types cause...
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Activity
PBS

Cloud Clues

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
It's cloudy with a good chance of learning! An inquiry-based lesson begins with an exploration of transparent, translucent, and opaque materials. Young scientists then connect their learning to the different cloud types as they take the...
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Teach Engineering

Backyard Weather Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge young meteorologists to apply their knowledge of weather to build their own weather stations. The resource provides the directions to build a weather station that contains a wind vane, barometer, thermometer, and rain gauge....
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Assessment
Sunburst Visual Media

Clouds

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Support science instruction with a combination of engaging activities and skills-based worksheets that focus on clouds. Learners take part in grand discussions, write an acrostic poem, complete graphic organizers, solve word puzzles, and...
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Handout
NASA

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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Worksheet
Super Teacher Worksheets

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

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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Unit Plan
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Severe Winter Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, in groups, investigate and demonstrate the science behind the development and characteristics of winter storms by creating a weather report.
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PPT
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Clouds

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

Clouds

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners explore clouds.  In this weather activity, 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...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Cloud Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th
In this clouds instructional 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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Classification of Clouds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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Unit Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

How Do Clouds Affect Radiative Energy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students graph the upwelling and downwelling of shortwave radiation. They create a data table with the information. Students compute the Watts per square meter. They discuss their results and whether or not cloud type affects daily...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Science: The Shape of Clouds

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners observe cloud formations during a trip outdoors prior to reading Tomie dePaola's , "The Cloud Book." Using cotton, they make models of the four main cloud shapes and mount them on blue construction paper. As an ongoing project,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Cloud Discovery

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a HyperStudio stack that describes and illustrates twelve different kinds of clouds. They then make inferences about which types of weather the different types of clouds could help predict.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Clouds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the characteristics of clouds, their formation, symbols used in their identification, and the relationship of clouds to weather. The instructional activity focuses on how they are formed and their classification.
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Unit Plan
Curated OER

Journey Through the Water Cycle

For Teachers 2nd
Students canvass the water cycle in the seven lessons of this unit. The processes of the water cycle and the cyclical nature of water is emphasized inthis unit.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Poetry in Weather

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify various types of clouds and write poetry about the weather.