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45 resources with the concept cloud formation

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For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Incorporate art and poetry into an early elementary science lesson plan about cloud formation. With fun and engaging activities that follow a natural learning progression, youngsters will develop key vocabulary and conceptual...
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The Making of a Cloud

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Clouds make life on Earth possible by reflecting and scattering solar radiation, absorbing infrared energy, and spreading precipitation around the globe. NOVA describes the process of evaporation and transpiration that creates clouds...
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Severe Storms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Approximately 2,000 thunderstorms happen simultaneously across the planet at any given time—that's a lot! Beginning with how clouds form, NOVA describes the conditions needed for storms to develop, and highlights the three factors that...
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Cloud in a Bottle

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Clouds come in all shapes and sizes: thin and wispy to large and billowy. But how do clouds form? And how can they turn from something beautiful into a deadly storm such as a hurricane? A lab investigation challenges learners to discover...
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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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Create a Cloud in a Bottle

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Meteorology or earth science classes reach for the sky with this lesson plan! You will need to purchase a Fizz Keeper® device and temperature strip for each lab group if you want them to perform this as an activity rather than you doing...
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Weather - Clouds and Precipitation

For Teachers 4th - 8th
It's raining! It's pouring! Your class will not be snoring when viewing this presentation. Cloud formation and types are explained in the first half. Forms of precipitation are detailed in the second half. Concepts are explained...
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Making Clouds

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In collaborative groups, mini-meteorologists investigate the conditions that must be present for clouds to form: cooling air, water vapor, and condensation nuclei. In addition to procedures, a chart for observations and some follow-up...
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Cloud in a Bottle

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Create a cloud model using soda bottles. Your class will get the opportunity to explain how clouds form using this hands-on activity. They will also write a detailed report about what they did in the lab. Step-by-step directions with...
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History and Musical Aesthetics

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What are the musical elements that characterize a school's fight song or its alma mater? Class members listen to examples of fight songs and alma maters from various schools, play a listening game, and then create a list of the...
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Environmental Cycles

For Teachers 6th - 12th
There are actually two topics dealt with in this resource. First is the processes by which living organisms maintain homeostasis. Beginning biologists experiment with evaporation to simulate animal perspiration and transpiration in plant...
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Fog Chamber

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Create a fog chamber in a jar in order to explore the process of fog or cloud formation. A materials list and assembly instructions are explained, as well as a section about what to notice during the exploration. The laboratory sheet is...
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The Cloud in the Bottle

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students observe a demonstration of how pressure and temperature affects cloud formation.
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Clear Day, Cloudy Day; Weather, Cloud Types and Formations

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore the formation of clouds and different cloud types. Students simulate a cloud formation within a bottle.
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Dan the Drip

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discover earth science by writing a fictional story in class. In this water cycle lesson, students identify evaporation and several other water related vocabulary term. Students write a story about a drop of water that falls...
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Measuring Cloud Coverage

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore Earth science by completing weather symbol worksheets. In this cloud identification lesson, students identify the different types of clouds in the sky and how they are formed. Students complete a cloud measurement...
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Stormy Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars conduct experiments. In this weather lesson, students review what they know about weather elements such as cloud formation and storms. Young scholars conduct demonstrations and learn how lightning strikes.
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Create a Cloud In a Jar

For Teachers K - 6th
Students investigate cloud formation. In this weather lesson plan, students examine how clouds are formed. Students participate in experiments that model how water vapor in the air works.
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Combining Clouds and Art in the Classroom

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students observe landscape paintings consisting of cloud formations. In this identifying cloud types lesson plan, students discover different cloud types and characteristics by looking at paintings. Students paint their own pictures at...
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Watch the Sky: Observing Clouds and Patterns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students observe clouds outside of the classroom. In this weather lesson, students investigate and record the clouds above their classroom everyday for three weeks. The students then analyze their data and discuss what causes specific...
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How Clouds Form

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars analyze how clouds form. In this cloud formation lesson, students brainstorm types of clouds and what they think they're made of. Young scholars conduct an experiment to see how clouds form and discuss their observations....
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Naming the Clouds

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine how water condenses into clouds and identify the different types of clouds using the same system devised over 200 years ago. They listen to a book about clouds, and create a Cloud Key. Next, they record their...
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Cloud and Weather Patterns

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine how weather patterns generally move from west to east across the United States, and how clouds are formed and are related to the water cycle. They view and discuss a PowerPoint presentation of the types of clouds,...
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Lightning Strikes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students review cloud formation and what they know thunder and lightning storms. Students work in groups to perform a series of demonstrations that show how an accumulation of electrical charges inside a cloud causes a lightning strike.